We stopped at numerous "viewpoints" along route 313 as we counted the cattle guards. Our instructions were to turn off route 191 onto 313, go over 4 cattle guards then turn onto the dirt road leading to the Gemini Bridges.....so as we enjoyed the views we counted cattle guards.
|the Monitor and Merrimack|
actually....the Merrimack and the Monitor
The fantastic clouds of the past few days were still wowing us with their color and shape.
The difference yesterday was that those beautiful clouds actually dropped a little rain on us.
We found our turn and drove about 5 or 6 miles to a parking area with a short trail to the Gemini Bridges. The road continued on down the side of the canyon but we didn't follow it.
We stayed up top and walked along the slick rock looking for the bridges. There was no one else around, as a matter of fact, we didn't even see another car on the entire dirt road portion of our drive. Nice.
There were no signs, just a few cairns placed so that we'd get the general direction to walk.
No railings, ropes, or retaining walls. Just a huge hole in the rock right in front of us with nothing to stop us from falling into it!
I didn't get really good pictures of the narrow, twin bridges because I could only get soooo close to the edge. One can walk over the top of each bridge, but not me.
Two people have fallen 200 feet down to their deaths trying to jump over the 6 foot gap between the spans.
|gap between the two bridges|
We drove back home the way we came, down the dirt road, past the 4 cattle guards and along the Moab Fault.
|reason for cattle guards|
|route 191 along the Moab Fault|
We arrived home a little late for happy hour and our usual over the fence guests evidently got tired of waiting.....