After lunch, I drove about 5 miles, to the top of Slip Rock Hill, before settling in for the evening. Slip Rock Hill is a six mile decent at a 7% grade, that drops about 2000 feet in elevation. I wanted to start the decent with a fresh team, after I had checked out the brakes.
Where I was camped was on a narrow point that jutted out, with the Dolores River Canyon and other canyons on three sides. In the background, Utah’s La Sal mountains were on one side, and the San Juan mountains of Colorado on the other. Knowing how Doc enjoys a good view, I figured he would be impressed. He was, but not as much as he was with a bowl of oats!