We departed Las Cruces under darkness bound to make Zion by sunset. Bikes strapped and a small bike shop loaded we were prepared for most any failure short of the riders. Behind the wheel of Hayostek's Lexus GX 470 I realized that my 4Runner would never forgive for such a selfish act of travel without her.
-It was a strange feeling to be traveling Utah without the assistance of armor and lockers.
A long day of travel left us quiet and awestruck by the grand surroundings. The fast dying day and our diminished ambitions called for a return to Zion farther along our visit.