Monday, 10 March 2014

Hiking Around Moab

Sadly, our road trip is coming to an end. We didn't get any more rock climbing in due to rain in the Sedona area and a sinus cold that kicked the crap out of me while we were in Moab. After our hike in Fish and Owl Canyons I did manage to drag my ailing body around several short day hikes in the Moab area in Canyonlands and Arches National Parks and Dead Horse Point State Park. (Big thanks to whoever invented sinus meds and to Andrew for his patience!) These are a few random photos.
Potholes in Canyonlands
The rim hike at Dead Horse Point had fabulous views! 

And an interesting story . . . 

These ponds looked rather out of place. They are solar evaporation ponds for mining potash. 

At Arches National Park we did a guided tour of the "Fiery Furnace" area with a Park Ranger, hoping to learn more about the geology of the area. Unfortunately it wasn't as good as we'd hoped and there were about 20+ other people on the tour. Oh well, still interesting!
Tracks from a lizard?

Twin Arches
The tour route had lots of twists and turns and a few challenges for some people.

 After the tour we went to the Delicate Arch view point.

Photo yoga.
We splurged and stayed a couple more nights at the 3 Dogs and a Moose cottages. 

Bogie's Bungalow

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