I popped out of the wash and it was time to cover some ground. It was hot. There was some sort of yellow flower blooming that made this scene stunning. I hopped onto a smoothly graded road that would cut through some intense terrain and quickly gain me some distance and elevation. The riding intensity eased up as I sailed over these graded roads. It felt good to go fast in the heat. I fueled up for the last time. A large group of Adventure Riders stopped. They were coming back from Moab returning to Las Vegas. I didn’t chat long enough to get details on their route. There were a number of capable bikes in the group but that oversized “Gravel Goldwing” on the far right side of the photo told me what kind of riding these guys were doing. I originally bought my Super Enduro so that I could ride with buddies on that type of ride. Funny, it’s really never worked out like I thought it would. I continued to climb and escape the heat. I was up to near 8000 feet at this point. These vast meadows were putting me into an intense but content state of mind. Smooth two tracks brought me across these high plateaus. I wish I had a better camera with a more powerful zoom to bring out how dramatic these features were. Soon it was time to drop down through some really cool canyons.