Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Hiking, 4-wheeling, and a breakdown (or two)

Since the weather has been so gorgeous,
and Frank's been traveling a lot for work,
we decided to go somewhere fun on Saturday.

So, it was off to Moab!

Frank had picked out a 4-wheeling trail to go on so we headed straight there on Saturday morning.

It was a "difficult" trail.
Rated as 4+ out of 5.
Frank always likes a challenge.

It's not possible to tell from the picture but as we sat next to this sign about our trail
we are right next to a big drop off...
which we have to drive over.

This was on the ground next to the sign.
Frank wishes I would shut up.

We didn't make it very far before we had a breakdown.
Yes, the jeep.
But more importantly, me.

I completely lost it.
I have never felt as much stress and anxiety as I was feeling at that moment.

I was completely and totally against what we were doing.
It seemed completely crazy to me.
We are hurling ourselves over rocks in a car.
So, when the car made an awful crunching noise, I was 
If you know anything about cars, maybe this picture will mean something to you.
But basically, we hit a rock (surprise) and something got squished under there.

So we had to turn around and go back.
That was, again, completely stressful...especially now that there was something wrong with the jeep.
I got out and walked.
I seriously could not take it.
I thought I might have a stroke or a heart attack or something.
So I watched 
(and grimaced and worried and made "I'm scared" noises)
as Frank maneuvered the car back to the top.
He wishes I had taken pictures or videos
of the awesome rocks, cliffs and driving
but I was not capable
I was very scared.
At times he only had 3 wheels on the ground
and the tires were slipping
oh my gosh
it sucked.

Frank wasn't worried.

I did a little ranting and raving and venting
and saying that I never ever ever again want to see a difficult trail
and he really needs a guy friend to do this crap!

As I said, I was stressed.

So after I relaxed a bit we decided to go on a short hike
and then go on a different, easier trail.

It was a very beautiful day.

And I always enjoy the scenery in Moab.

We played around with taking panoramic photos with our phones.
I was in some of them and it made me have a cone head and weird teeth coming out of my nose.
So...I guess there is some distortion that happens!

It was important to stay on the trail...

  We ate our picnic lunch under a big rock in the shade.

It was nice.

 Then we went on a moderate/easy four wheeling trail.
I found it actually fun.
Frank prefers more danger.

But he wanted me sane, so it was all good.

We stopped at the top of the trail and did some more hiking around.
Frank did some rock hounding, which he really enjoys.

It was really beautiful.


  1. That looks like an awesome place...and so brown! Glad you made it back in one piece. I don't like to be scared and I frighten easily. At least you had some smiles. You did good!

  2. I had a boyfriend that liked to go 4 wheeling and it always freaked me out. I like the easy trails, he liked diving off of rocks. In a bronco. Not my favorite. We should 4-wheel together!