Day 213 / Mile 23,540
One thing that could have made Southern Utah cooler, was if the temps were actually cooler. I guess going outside of your comfort zones can be good for you, since doing so usually makes you appreciate getting back to them. Even though it was like driving inside of an oven I kept the AC to a minimum, since the van's motor didn't need any extra strain. ...I wasn't about to take a chance breaking down and hanging out on the side of the road with the temps in the high hundreds. That would have been much more miserable than letting the wind blow through my [extremely short] hair.
Further down the way is that most popular canyon of all, the Grand Canyon. I actually didn't care to visit, since the previous spots were so gratifying. ...but, since I was only an hour away, why not?!?!
The heat and lack of water for swimming is really making me focus on getting to the Pacific Ocean. If I had a turbo on the van it would be spooling up... ENGAGE WARP SPEED!