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

Devil’s Garden, through the Lens of Marie’s Camera

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Me: Mom and Dad: I thought this photo below would make a nice shot. First of all, the tree looked fantastic in real life. It was wonderfully gnarly and twisted, just like trees in Tim Burton films.I’ll admit that the … Continued

Devil’s Garden

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One of our favorite hikes in the Moab area, and one we do on almost every visit to the area, is Devil’s Garden Primitive Loop.  Located at the very end of the main road in Arches National Park, this loop … Continued

Corona Arch / Bowtie Arch / Jug Handle Arch

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On our recent visit to the Moab area, we hiked out to Corona Arch.  We had never seen Corona Arch before; it was a new experience for us. The early morning sun cast long shadows of me and my daughter: … Continued

Little Saddle Mountain Hike / Sunflower Fire

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On May 12, 2012, Joe, Nancy, Bob, and I got up very early to hike the Little Saddle Mountain Trail which starts just a short distance north of Sunflower.  Here are some of the photos from that hike. Bob testing … Continued

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