We have had some unquestionably grand campsites in Utah the past few days. Just south of Moab, the drab-sounding “Ken’s Lake” turned out to be anything but and King’s Bottom Campground (BLM) has us in a private spot just 500 feet from the Moab Rim trailhead, 20 feet from the Colorado River and tucked between two imposing sandstone rock formations.
Utah’s blazing sun has been doing its magic in keeping our batteries charged and 300 watts of solar is proving to be plenty for our needs.
Shortly after pulling in to our site at King’s Bottom, Cara and I began the trek up the Moab Rim Trail, one of Moab’s most difficult off-road tracks made decidedly less-difficult by our being on foot. At the top we were rewarded with 360 degree views of snow-covered peaks, sandstone cliffs, the Colorado River, solitude, and lots of wind. Despite the wind I took out my speakers and spent a couple of hours juggling, even – carefully! – juggling the entire way down the trail.
Finally, a geocache on the rim trail provided me with a new adornment: a glow-in-the-dark beetle ring. I’ll be heading up the trail again later today to replace the beetle ring with another trinket.