Thursday, November 17, 2016

Moab, Part 1 - With Friends, Utah

Southern Utah - our favourite place on earth! How can we resist spending some time here, especially with friends Nancy and Dave, and new friends Dori and Ken. Two national parks are nearby - Arches and Canyonlands - as well as several other remarkable hikes and views. We spend only the first four days of our three week stay in Moab with our friends before they continue on their previously planned journey.
Corona Arch
The train "tunnel" at the beginning of the hike along Potash Road outside of Moab.
Dave (top), Nancy, Ken, Dori, me and Brad
Here we all are posing at the one small ladder to climb along the hike to the arch which is behind us. On the left of the photo, you can see a pothole.
Corona Arch
Four of us contemplating the sheer size of the arch. See the couple hugging on the right? He has just proposed to her and their dog is waiting so patiently while they are locked in this embrace for at least 5 minutes, maybe even 10. How romantic.
Spring Canyon Road
Overlooking Spring Canyon from the top of the steep road that leads down into the canyon and to the Green River.
Driving down Spring Canyon Road
Most of the fun is driving these roads. They are narrow, only allowing 2 cars to pass in a few spots. They are rugged, built on the edges of the steep canyon walls. Like I said - fun!
Mineral Bottom Road to Moses & Zeus
Nancy, Dave, me and Ken hiking out to Moses and Zeus (Dori must be behind Brad the photographer). The two tall spires ahead of us are the aptly-named formations.
A view of Taylor Canyon looking towards the parking area from the base of Moses and Zeus. Ken, Dori and I are about to make our way across the narrow ridge near the bottom left.

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