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I am usually up before 6 but today I was still fast asleep when John knocked on the door. He said I should make a run for it while the Zion curtain was open. John is a great guy and I sure enjoyed visiting him in his new location.
I came this way because there were several places I wanted to see. The north rim of the Grand Canyon was one of the main events. Unfortunately my timing is bad and there are no hotel rooms anywhere near it. So, I bypassed it and headed for Monument Valley were I could get a room.
Today is Deja vu all over again. I came to Kayenta in 2010 on Scoot from the south and the wind was blowing like crazy. Today it was brutal. Winds were gusting to 55 mph. It got really brutal when I left Page and turned south. With wide open throttle I saw speeds as slow as 35 mph and rarely over 55. After 65 miles of getting beat to death I hit US160 and turned east in the canyon. The canyon gave protection from the southerly winds until about 15 miles from Kayenta when the canyon opened up. There were no tourist stops today.
NWS WX ALERT
A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 30 to 39 mph... or
gusts from 40 to 57 mph... are expected. Winds this strong can
make driving difficult... especially for high profile vehicles.
Consider securing loose belongings on your property.
They were not lying.
The white is blowing sand
Nice blown hair look
I hope it is not Deja Vu tomorrow. Last time it SNOWED!!
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