Friday, April 20, 2012

Moab Vacation

Utah has some really beautiful scenery - I've lived here 35+ years now and still haven't explored the whole state! People come from all over the world to experience what we have right in our back yard!  One place that is especially attractive to thrill seekers and extreme sports enthusiasts is Moab. There are two National Parks nearby - Arches - home to Delicate Arch......


.....and Canyonlands - home to other beautiful redrock scenery.


The redrock is especially attractive to those who love to go 4-wheeling because big rubber tires make it 'easy' to drive on the sandstone rocks. The Easter Jeep Safari is the biggest yearly event held in Moab and thousands attend to do stuff like this!


Mountain bikers also love the slickrock for the same reasons.


As well as unicyclists



Skydiving is also popular


as well as base jumping


and rock climbing


and rafting and kayaking down the mighty Colorado River


Hubby & I spent last weekend in Moab. We took our ATVs to ride a couple trails and had LOTS of fun - here's a picture of me at one of the 61 water crossings we made on the Ten Mile Wash Trail we took one day. Looks pretty tame compared to what all those other people do, huh? LOL




11 comments:

whitey said...

Did you hike up to the first arch?

Lori said...

Wow! Looks amazing and like a lot of fun!

jody said...

utah looks beautiful and i have nightmares from rapid city, sd hiking..... enjoy your day!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Utah is a beautiful state and good for you for getting out to experience it! Looks like fun.

Rugs and Pugs said...

GAYLE ~
What beautiful scenery! Thanks for sharing, you wild woman.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Janet O. said...

Well, you are more adventurous than I am when I go. The hike to Delicate Arch is as daring as I get!

Nedra said...

oh, I thought maybe that was you skydiving or rock climbing. NO?
(just kidding)
You are making me Utah!

Me and My Stitches said...

Wow! Beautiful scenery for sure, but I got dizzy just looking at some of the pictures! When did I acquire this fear of heights? Lol...

The Wool Cupboard said...

Beautiful pictures, Gayle! Sounds as if you and your husband had a great weekend getaway.

frontporchprims said...

What a fun trip. Southern Utah is so very pretty. That is one place we would like to move to. You took some pretty neat pictures there. Thanks for sharing.
-Steph-

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