My friend John in Calif. emailed and asked if I wanted to join him and his son John Jr. on a trip up to Moab for the KTM Adventure Rally. Both John and John Jr. bought KTM 990Rs back in February. They were also going to take a few days after to do some riding on the west side of the Green River in the San Rafael Swell area. I took them up on the offer and left Thursday morning on my 650 V-Strom to meet them in Flagstaff, AZ. They were coming from Seal Beach, California and I was just an hour south of Flagstaff in my little town of Payson, AZ. We hooked up around 12pm and headed on up towards Moab. We took the 89 north and across to Kayenta and through Monument Valley. The weather was perfect. We arrived in Moab around 6:00 pm. Checked in to the Holiday Express Inn which was next door to the hotel and area that KTM was holding the event. Then we headed downtown to grab some Italian food at one of the many great restaurants that Moab has to offer. This is the rock formation that the little town of Mexican Hat is named for. The shadows were getting long as the sun was going down and we were just a few miles out of Moab.