Weekly Photo Challenge – Achievement

Shafer Trail, Moab, Utah

Shafer Trail, Moab, Utah

One of my favorite off-road four-wheel-drive trails, Shafer Trail in Canyonlands National Park is relatively easy to negotiate in a Wrangler. We have travelled the 18.2 miles several times in our Jeep, but a few years ago we traded it for a Subaru Tribeca. So on a recent trip to Moab, we decided to give it a go in the Tribeca. Both of us had forgotten how challenging Shafer Trail can be. There are many stair-step like rock formations on the road which required me to get out and spot Peter as he drove the car over them, but we did make it all the way without tearing up the car. We both felt that this was quite an achievement and also decided that we would rent a Jeep the next time we wanted to go!

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35 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Achievement

  1. Carrie Rubin says:

    Very pretty. But I probably shouldn’t take my Honda Accord there…

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  2. I wonder how my 21 year old Saturn would do? 🙂

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  3. aFrankAngle says:

    Cheers to the latest wheels being able to make it … and gotta love the shot!

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  4. What an adventure, Cathy! That’s such a beautiful part of the country. I need to get back there soon.

    janet

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  5. Brigitte says:

    Gorgeous shot Cathy. Glad you and Peter made it over all the bumps!

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  6. Beautiful, Cathy. Too bad I can’t take the 1 train there.

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thanks, V. I know – it is too bad. Regardless of your general dislike for all things “outdoorsy,” you might like this area. Expansive and beautiful. And there’s even a film history museum near Moab with memorabilia and displays of all the westerns that have been filmed in the area (air conditioned, too!).

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  7. Amy Reese says:

    Wow, gorgeous! Stunning photo, Cathy, and quite an achievement.

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  8. You have the best adventures. And aren’t we lucky that you share your wonderful photographs!

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  9. seabluelee says:

    Stunning scenery and a gorgeous shot! I love the way the trail leads me all the way through it. I always marvel at the thought of the first travelers in the area…those pioneers who crossed from east to west in their covered wagons or even on foot.

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thanks so much, Leon! I know! Can you imagine what the first settler’s thought? We went to Badlands National Park in South Dakota this past summer and apparently the area got its name from the fact that the first French trappers couldn’t figure out how to get over these daunting land structures!

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  10. I’m always torn: I so LOVE your underwater photos, but then you go and blow me away with your landscapes. Gorgeous, Cathy!

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  11. Amy says:

    Thank you for sharing your great adventure, Cathy! Fantastic photo!

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