Monday, September 22, 2008

On to Moab

On Saturday we moved about 100 miles west to Moab, Utah. One of our friends commented that Moab is like Sedona, only better. I guess fans of Sedona would disagree, but I know what she meant. Surrounded by amazing cliffs and formations of red Entrada Sandstone and buff-colored Navajo Sandstone, it is a gorgeous place. Moab is located close to two national parks - Arches and Canyonlands and is the mecca for extreme four-wheeling and biking. Although we don't do 'extreme', the area is also full of opportunities for great hiking, kayaking, and not-so-extreme four-wheeling, as well as just gawking.

The pretty scenery begins on the way into town on curvy route 128 along the Colorado River. Unfortunately they were having a biking event the day we arrived, so Ron had to weave the 30-foot RV towing a car between the bikers. We couldn't figure out why they didn't just close the road since there is another road we could have taken (although not as scenic.) It can't be safe for all those bikes interacting with normal traffic on a twisty, two-lane road with no shoulders. Where's the suggestion box?

Anyway, here is one of my stick-the-camera-out-the-window shots of the Colorado River on our way in on Saturday.

We're parked with about 40 WINs at Gold Bar - a BLM campground right on the river. Beautiful!

Here are some of the other WINs and more of that Entrada Sandstone. (Yes, one of those RVs is a boat.)

And one of the thousands of arches in the area is Jughandle arch just a mile or so away from our campground.

In my next post, I'll take you on the 4-wheel trip we took yesterday. I'm ashamed to say I've fallen behind in the blog.

1 comment:

  1. I was in Moab once. I need to go again someday, for new, better memories!!