There's nothing like a Federal government shutdown to get your blood circulating in the morning when you're in the middle of guiding a National Parks tour! Cat Herder went from the bed to the computer to review various bits of news, a few Chambers of Commerce websites, and many alternate destination possibilities. In the end, I settled into the day at-hand, and ushered our group from Moab to Winslow, over spectacular southeastern Utah and northern Arizona (see the track). It's such amazing country out here--Canyonlands, the Painted Desert, Navajo and Hopi country, Monument Valley. Kinda makes the rest of your troubles go up in smoke.
Cat Herder (aka Marisa) has been guiding pilot tours in the American West for over twenty years. Keep tabs on your Parkwest pilot friends, National Park news and other tidbits here!