Sometimes you just have to swallow your pride. Yep, Ray and I got lost….on a road. We consider ourselves to be expert navigators and have many times been off-trail locating ourselves. Here come the buts: but it was windy and cold today, raining, sleeting, snowing and I put away my phone and app thinking we were on a road and could just follow it. Yeah, right.
We blasted by the road we were supposed to take, heads down to keep the wind out of our faces. I was focusing on the drip off the tip of my nose and how to keep my fingers from going numb. When I finally pulled the phone and app out of my pocket we were 3 miles down the wrong road.
As we stood in the freezing sleet, rain and snow, we considered our options. As you may recall from yesterday, we were down to 1 liter of water each. Ray said maybe he could open his mouth and swallow the sky.
We could go back the 3 miles and take the road into lower Indian Creek like we had planned or we could continue on this dirt road which takes a more convoluted route and requires a 6-mile hike along the paved road into Canyonlands.
We still supposedly had another day to get to the Visitor Center but with the cold wind and sleet, we feel like a stampeding herd of horses headed back to the barn. Ok, maybe a small herd…..