I was sort of hopping from park to park, and my next destination was the Petrified Forest in Arizona. On the way south I rode some beautiful roads through Zion and the Kaibab National Forest, up chilly mountain roads still speckled with snow, then down to an epic view of the Vermilion Cliffs. I continued through Flagstaff, but as the day wore on, I realized I wasn’t going to reach the Petrified Forest before dark, so I stopped at a campground in Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. I hadn’t made it to my planned destination, and I was ready to call the day a failure, but as I parked and unloaded, I realized I had a big smile on my face. I guess any day spent riding a motorcycle is never really a bad day.