Len crosses into his third of twelve states in the Race Across America, Utah. He and the crew arrive into Mexican Hat, Utah seeking the impossibly balanced rock formation after which the town is named. TS12 comes up about a mile before they will be rewarded with their view! At this checkpoint, Len dedicates his ride to 13 year-old Talon from Sacramento, California.
Talon was recently diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer. This cancer is very rare for his age as it is normally only found in infants. Neuroblastoma is a very aggressive cancer, so Talon has a long hard journey ahead of him. He has been really strong and positive through his journey, and has been getting chemo treatments since March 2017. He loves baseball, soccer and rugby. He is a sweet, shy boy who always has a smile! Talon's mom, Christine invites you to follow him on his Facebook page.
About Mexican Hat
Mexican Hat is a large area of space located about 10 miles north of the Utah and Arizona border. It is named after Mexican Hat Rock, a rock formation that is comprised of a large, flat rock precariously perched on a smaller rock base on top of a hill appearing like an upside-down sombrero. Most of Mexican Hat is owned by the Bureau of Land Management, however there is a small town of close to 100 people next to the San Juan River that was built along US Highway 163. Tourists and travelers visit Mexican Hat to see the rock formation, the Valley of the Gods, the San Juan River, Cedar Mesa, Muley Point and Monument Valley.