“Fall Down & Around Tour” Days 55-58 (of 104)
Sunday October 25-Wednesday October 28
Oh my goodness, where to even start with Moab?! Throughout this post, I feel like the pictures will explain better than my words, so I’ll let them do most of the talking.
We got in late to our campsite, where we met our good friends, Hank & Mary Timm. We camped at Dewey Recreation area. It was dark when we arrived, so Curtiss and I weren’t able to see much…but one of the best aspects of arriving in the dark is being surprised in the morning. We were stoked this is what we woke up to:
From Dewey we drove to Moab. It took us a while because we stopped at every opportunity. The rocks were incredible!
Our first stop in Moab was the famous Moab Diner. Hank and I indulged in deliciously rich chocolate malts as breakfast starters. We all ate hearty & filling breakfasts (except for Curtiss who ordered lunch, and then regretted that decision when he saw our plates), and then headed out to Arches National Park.
Arches was incredible. The rock formations where not only massive in size, but unique in their various shapes. Again, pictures will do a better job describing Arches National Park than I will.
Here are the “Three Gossips:”
And a picture I took while facing backwards out the sunroof of the truck…and then got honked at given “the look” (you know that look you get by someone when you’re going something everyone knows you shouldn’t do) by a Park Ranger driving by:
One of the many faces we saw in the rocks:
And just a few more of my favorites:
From Arches we rushed over to Canyonlands National Park to catch the sunset. This was one of our first views in Canyonlands:
From the entrance we went to “Green River Overlook.”
After Green River Overlook we boogied over to “Grand View Point” to catch the sunset.
We were incredibly fortunate while in Canyonlands to not only catch the sunset:
but to also catch the moon rise, over the mountains. It was one of the more beautiful things I have seen in all of our travels.
The next morning we headed to “Mineral Bottom.” In order to get there we had to drive down an absolutely terrifying road…but it was well worth the scare. The hike was of course incredible…which was the on-going theme of Moab. Here are a few pictures from the drive down…(That’s Hank & Mary in the red truck)
Here are pictures from our afternoon hike exploring the canyons:
Sawyer & Doug’s friend, Veeka:
One of the best parts, an old inscription on the rock from one of the rivers early explorers:
…and of course, Curtiss being Curtiss…
Our campsite in Moab was quiet and peaceful. On the last night we were lucky enough to have yet another beautiful sunset!
We only got a glimpse of Moab, but cannot wait to go back! It was such a fun few days exploring the canyons, which I found to be one of the more beautiful landforms.