At the top of the list of places that I personally wanted to go on this trip was the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. There’s beauty in the barren wilderness and the heat of the desert, and in the multicolored sandstone slickrock formations. And there are few better places to experience that beauty than here.
Since the Needles are pretty far South in the park, it was a long drive from Moab, and an even longer drive from Thompson Springs. Nevertheless, the crew managed to sit for a few more hours in the truck while we made our way down there.