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March 2007 Dave Beedon and Joe Tripod

Sandstone addict returns to Moab because the only way to get rid of temptation (to explore sandstone) is to yield to it

Negro Bill Canyon (near Moab, Utah)

I am standing on a plateau in upper Negro Bill Canyon (near Moab) during a break
in the rain on a piss-gloomy day in March 2007. Though the day was mostly rainy,
the hike was rewarding. I returned to this area in September.

You would be correct to think that this plan seems to be in conflict with my having
been remanded to Granite Hills Conversion Clinic for treatment of my addiction to
Moabian sandstone ( ). Being at the
clinic was an ugly experience: not only is there no sandstone present, to add insult
to injury there is granite all over the place: the bedrock (exposed in many places),
the Doric columns at the main entrance, and all the counter tops. Walking through
the granite-floored lobby caused me to experience an exhausting series of dry heaves.

Once the convulsions subsided I realized that the staff at Granite Hills was composed of
a bunch of idiots that could be easily tricked into believing that they were curing me
of my addiction to sandstone. It worked so well that I was released on my own recognizance
months earlier than anyone had anticipated. Little does the staff at Granite Hills know
that I am returning to Moab to get more sandstone kicks.

Joe Tripod, my photographic assistant, enjoys the feel of sandstone under his feet.

At the end of my March 2007 stay in Moab, I hid that bamboo hiking stick in a
juniper tree above this canyon. That September, when I returned to Moab, it was
where I left it, but it had cracked open its entire length, rendering it useless.

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Dave Beedon04-Oct-2007 18:34
Not angels, Larry, horse flies.
1moremile02-Oct-2007 18:36
I read somewhere that every time Dave visits Moab an angel gets its wings.
Guest 25-Sep-2007 18:35
looks like Dave found a few Sand Bars as well...
Guest 18-Sep-2007 19:54
i used to like sandstone..but then i had a metamorphosis.
Dave Beedon17-Sep-2007 21:24
I disavow any knowledge of having leaked on any rock, sand, or vegetation during the hike.
Guest 17-Sep-2007 16:22
I don't think Dave would like what urine-sinuating
Jason Anderson17-Sep-2007 09:04
Also Exhibit B: evidence that Dave took a leak on that there rock and then took a picture of it.
Guest 12-Sep-2007 17:02
Exhibit A: photographic evidence of a stickup.
1moremile11-Sep-2007 18:18
A nice shot of you by the reflecting pool. Joe has some good ideas for shots.
Dave Beedon10-Sep-2007 07:59
Thanks, Lee. I hope it is still in one piece...
Lee G10-Sep-2007 05:51
That's a very good sp Dave.
I put the stick back
Guest 10-Sep-2007 02:18
thatsa damn scary stick Dave
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