Sunday, October 19, 2014

Moab Day One

*picture heavy post ahead*

We decided to take a little trip to Moab this weekend
to try out Frank's new wheels.

I'll start out with the quote of the day:
"Well, I only hit one tree today!"

We went to Arches National Park
and did some off-roading using a book of trails that Frank got.

The trails we did this first day were:
Tower Arch and Eye of the Whale Arch
(I think the roads have other names but I can't remember them right now)

We did a bit of driving around the park first.
Wow, that place is amazing!

Then we headed out onto our "off road" trail.
It started out as basically a sandy road

but soon we turned and saw
a steep hill made up of rocks, boulders and a bit of dirt.
I would never, in my right mind, call it a road.

That was the beginning of our first off road experience.
And it was fun!
And beautiful.
And at times a little nerve wracking.

And as Frank was pointing out some gorgeous scene in the distance
he did, indeed, hit a tree.
A smallish tree.
and he sort of side swiped it more than rammed right into it...
(that's because I yelled)
First scratch-we got that over with.

In the middle of our trek
we got out and hiked to the Tower Arch.
We had a great time hiking all around
getting sort of lost
climbing over boulders
and into crevices

Me taking a picture of Frank taking my picture
A very small crevice! too small it turned out...

until we did eventually arrive at the arch.

We made it to the Arch!
Frank trying to get a good shot

From inside the arch

We were quite tired at the end of the day.
Before we left,
 we went into the visitors center to look around
and when we sat down to see their little 15 minute movie about the arches..
we both fell asleep!

So we decided to call it a day at that point!

However once we got back to Green River, where our hotel was,
we decided to go out on a short, easy trip to see
the Crystal Geyser.

It's supposed to be kind of cool,
and easy to find.

Of course we started out at dusk
and it was soon very dark.

We drove on some surprisingly rough roads
never found it!

Frank was beside himself and didn't want to give up.

We did enjoy some AMAZING stars out there in the middle of no where.

No no pictures.
But it definitely made me want to go back out in the boonies to
enjoy those stars again sometime.

It was a nice end to the day
(other than the frustration Frank felt for never finding the geyser, that is)

1 comment:

  1. That is seriously beautiful! I love that place but it gets sooo crowded. I love that you both fell asleep, hilarious! Everyone in Gallup has Razors and my boss recently won a razor trip to Moab, I couldn't believe the stuff they did, going straight up walls and stuff. Off roading is cool.

    You can see a video of what they did, skip to 7:22 to see my boss/neighbor/landlord go straight up!