Mile 13 on Utah 163


Mile 13 on Utah 163 – Conveniently Marked

This iconic view has been used in many movies. Most iconiclly, at the end of the running sequence in Forest Gump and as the movie poster for Thelma and Louise. You are looking south at the northern extreme of Monument Valley. There were plenty of other people at the top of this rise, including friends of the motorcyclists that is approaching. I have no idea why there is a turnout at the bottom of the hill. Maybe, it for people who missed the shot to turnaround? There is a parking lot just behind me, but we just pulled off onto the shoulder.

We bicycled in Forest Park again today. It being Monday, the bike path was not very crowded, at least compared to the weekend. We detoured from our normal route and took the little loop that goes through Kennedy Forest. Much of that path has been repaved, giving us asphalt that is as smooth as glass. We thought that all work had been completed, but we bumped into a work crew and had to walk our bikes around them. A brook has been installed in the forest. This addition of water will be a big boon to birds in the area. In other news, the city and the Civil War museum reached an agreement about the disposition of the Confederate War memorial. Basically, the museum is going to get the memorial. A crane and work crew were busily dismantling the memorial when we passed by it. Two TV news trucks were also in attendance.