Following the advice of a a good friend, we opted for a short hike with a big impact: Upheaval Dome. Experts believe that it is highly possible that this area resulted from the collision of a meteorite. The one mile round trip, rated moderate, is well marked and a bit uphill, but not impossible to … More Upheaval Dome
Having spent a day in Arches, we turned our attention to the west of Moab to Canyonlands National Park. Wanting a bit of variety on the trail, we scanned the list of possibilities, and, after doing so, chose the 5.5 mile Neck Spring Trail. The trail begins a little less than a mile from the … More Hiking at Canyonlands – Neck Spring Trail
When I Intently gaze On those things That seem So insignificant They tend To grow In significance.
A sign on the side of the road caught our attention….. and, since we like whales, and love to hike on rocks, we decided to go for it! The Whale Rock Trail is a one mile trek up a rounded sandstone fin that actually does look whale-like; that is, if one uses his imagination, like … More Canyonlands National Park – Whale Rock
The Grand View Point Trail was a welcome relief from the crowds of both Arches National Park and the Mesa Arch Trail. About twelve miles from the main entrance of park, this two mile (down and back) trail….. …is an easy, delightful scenic walk, and, for most of the trek, we had the trail all … More Canyonlands National Park – Grand View Point Trail
The final day of our week-long adventure began well before the crack of dawn in hopes of viewing and photographing the sunrise at one of the most popular arches in Utah: Mesa Arch at Canyonlands National Park. And when I say up at the crack of dawn, I mean around 4:00 a.m., and out the … More Mesa Arch at Canyonlands