November 27, 2012

Canyons and Arches and Indians, Oh My!

The beauty of Utah's national and state parks is undeniable.

So when Becca invited me to join her down in Moab a few weekends ago, I jumped at the chance.

Here are a few pics from the trip.

With my limited mobility, we could only do short hikes and scenic outlooks. Sorry, Becca.

We started with Gemini Bridges, which kinda made us nervous with its lack of guardrails.
But the arches and views were a great warm-up for me prior to the main parks still to come.

The story behind Dead Horse Point was interesting and tragic, but the views were majestic.
Perfect timing for the Asian tourists to show up
Next up was the Island in the Sky section of Canyonlands. More beautiful country!
Upheaval Dome has a couple different distance hike distances; we did the shortest.
We think the salt dome theory is more likely for Upheaval Dome's creation
You might have been wondering where the Indians from the blogpost title fit in.
Well, we stopped by Newspaper Rock along the way.

In Canyonlands, this distant view of the Needles was great with the fantastic evening skies.

Dinosaur tracks! They were trickier to reach than we'd expected, but well worth it.
Fulfilling my childhood dream to be like Indiana Jones
And a final excursion to Corona Arch, which was a kinda tough hike in my boot.
And no, we didn't use the Corona Arch like a humongous swing, like the guys in this video:
Awesome.
Just like our time spent in Moab and its surrounding parks.

2 comments:

  1. How beautiful! Utah clearly needs to be higher on my travel list :)

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    1. Yes it does! You would love hiking around Canyonlands, Arches, and Zion! But can you wait until I'm healed up, so I can join you?

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