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Thursday, September 16, 1999
Boulder, Colorado to Moab, Utah
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Moab, Utah:
Latitude: 38° 33' 44" North
Longitude: 109° 32' 52" West
Altitude: 4615 feet
From Seattle: 959 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Moab Valley Inn

Today's Travel:
Country: United States
Regions: Colorado, Utah
Route: Car: I-25 (Boulder - Denver), I-70 (Denver - Vail -Aspen - Crescent Junction), SR191 (Crescent Junction - Arches NP - Moab)
Path:Boulder, Colorado - Moab, Utah
Linear:254 miles
Weather: Mostly Sunny / Partial Sun / Rain

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 889
Linear Dist: 166819
Countries Visited: 60
Regions Visited: 242
More stats...
Hotels: 278
Friends / Family: 204
Camping: 118
Hostels: 218
Transit: 57
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 3299

Journal Entry:
Not a very exciting drive day. Lacked the motivation to drive and had to keep on stopping to recharge. Got to Arches National Park a couple hours before sunset - but it was already dark - very heavy storm clouds. The Campground in the park was already full - which surprised me it being after the high season and a Thursday. The ranger gave me directions to some BLM campsites about ten miles away. On my way it started to dump rain and thunder and lightning. I wimped out and decided to stay in a hotel in Moab. Finding a motel in Moab was difficult - there are dozens of them but they were all full (?!?!). Finally found a room at a very nice hotel - guess tonight is a splurge night. It's no fun staying at a fancy hotel by yourself. Got email from Wolf canceling Vegas. The good news is that now I have a couple extra days to hang out in the Utah parks, the bad news is that I could have hung out another day or two in Colorado.

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