Saturday, April 12, 2008

A few photos from Moab---

It has been a busy week, but I'm grabbing a few minutes to post some of the pictures from our trip last weekend. The weather the first two days we were there was perfect hiking weather, so we decided to do the "strenous" hike up to Delicate Arch. It is strenous, but not un-doable,even for an out of shape fifty-something like me. The first part is through the sage on some small hills,

and then you climb up an incline on the slickrock. Just when you think you are almost there, you find you have to hike further on top of the slickrock, until you finally reach the bowl at the top where the arch is situated. And this is what you see--

The view out is spectacular- the La Sal mountains still have lots of snow on them, and the contrast of the snow with the blue sky and red rocks is gorgeous.

The hike is three miles round trip, and worth every aching muscle. We saw lots of family groups making the climb, even one woman who looked about eight months pregnant.

On the way down, Shannon decided to take a small detour on a side trail to a petroglyph wall. She got some good photos, I'm hoping to turn some of this into thermofax screens.

Well, I have more photos, but Blogger is not cooperating, so it will have to wait for another post. We are off to Salt Lake for the day--

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