Friday Fitness Hike

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Today’s hike took us half way around the North Trail to the Chuparosa.  At that point, Ranger Amy headed back so that she could open up the Visitor’s Center on time.  Bob, Janet, Nancy, and I continued on the Chuparosa … Continued

Friday Fitness Hike

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There were five of us today for the Friday Fitness Hike, me, Marilyn, Bob, Janet, and Pat.  Bob did indeed get a new bird, but he says it’s loud and that he needed the solace of a hike for some … Continued

Friday Fitness Hike

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Today’s fitness hike started at the Trailhead Staging Area.  We hiked about a mile of the Pemberton to the Scenic.  We then hiked the ridgeline of the Scenic Trail and descended the big rocky hill towards the wash.  Just before … Continued

Moab Rim Trail

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On Wednesday during our week’s stay in the Moab area during June of 2012, we hiked the Moab Rim Trail.  Known locally as “Moab’s Stairmaster”, it climbs over eight hundred feet within the first mile.  The trail description at the … Continued

Friday Fitness Hike

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Four of us met for the fitness hike today in McDowell Mountain Park: Bob, Linda, Janet, and me.  Starting at the Wagner Trailhead, we hiked Wagner to Granite where we turned right.  We then hiked to the large wash that … Continued

Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park

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On the Friday during our week long stay in Moab during June of 2012, we got up really early in the morning and visited the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park. We visited three areas of the … Continued

Porcupine Rim Trail / Kokopelli Trail / Castle Valley

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On Saturday, the last full day of our stay in Moab, we headed out to the Sand Flats Recreation Area.  We started out hiking Fins & Things, a 4×4 jeep trail.  Unfortunately, I took a wrong turn along the way … Continued

Friday Fitness Hike in McDowell Mountain Park

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We had a small group for our hike this morning, just Bob, Linda, and myself.  Starting at the Wagner Trailhead, we hiked Wagner to Granite and then turned right on Granite.  We took Granite to the new trail, which I’ve … Continued

Windows Area, Arches National Park

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On Tuesday of our week in Moab, we visited Arches National Park in the late afternoon.  We visited Park Avenue first and then drove to the Windows Area where we stayed until somewhat after sunset. We stopped at a pullout … Continued

The Portal Overlook Trail

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On our second full day in Moab in 2012, I hiked the Portal Overlook Trail while Marilyn and Marie went rafting.  Back when I had first started mountain biking, I had read about the Portal Trail in Lee Bridger’s book, … Continued

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