We had already put on a lot of miles for one day, but we really wanted to do the Book Cliffs trail before we called it a day. We still had a couple of hours of daylight left, so we headed out.
The trail was very easy to find, and very easy to travel. It was graded, so it was usually pretty smooth. Unfortunately, that also made it pretty dusty.
We turned off at the first overlook, lazy and mellow from driving such a smooth trail. The overlook spur woke us up a bit, with a few rocks and twists through the brush.
The overlook itself was amazing, with some gorgeous views of Crescent Junction, the area we're so familiar with. It's always a happy place, the I-70 exit where you turn to go to Moab. It was really awe-inspiring.
We got back to the trail and instantly got mellow again because the trail was so smooth. The scenery was pretty cool, traveling along the Book Cliffs, but after awhile they do tend to look the same. After such a long week, it made us sleepy.
The second overlook was short but interesting compared to the main trail. The scenery was also fantastic. It was good to get out and stretch our legs, too.
It wasn't long after that when we were at the main road. We realized that we didn't have enough light left to do Sego Canyon, another trail, so we headed off to the old town of Sego to do some sightseeing before heading out.
The old town was really cool, and we hung out for quite awhile pointing things out to each other. It must have been a really cool town.
We also stopped at the petroglyphs and walked around. It was very cool, and the signs were very informative.
We stayed at the last one to air up and reconnect while we lost the last of our light. We were all done and ready to go when Monica pulled the knob to turn on her lights and the whole knob came out in her hand.
We definitely needed headlights to get back to Moab, so the guys got together to figure out how to fix it. They hit the broken part hard enough to get it to go to the first position, enough to turn on the tail lights and running lights -- and Monica's super-bright auxiliary lights. She ran like that all the way back to Moab without any issues. Those lights are almost as bright as headlights anyway.
Unfortunately, no headlights meant that Monica was done and had to go home early the next day. Everyone else decided to go home, too, so Sego Canyon would have to wait for another trip.
We had a great time in Moab, as always, and we really saw a lot of new sights this time. Moab is always such a blast!