Moab, UT

Monday, July 26, 2010

About 4 hours south of Salt Lake City (I'm from Iowa, we measure distance in time) is Moab, Utah; home to Arches National Park.  One weekend, I decided to road-trip to see the famous arches.  With my rental Pontiac G6 gassed up, I hit the road a little after 5am.  After stopping at Cracker Barrel (a road-trip must) I was on my way.  A little before 10am, I arrived at the visitor's center for Arches National Park. 

The visitors center was pretty nice - but almost empty.  Salt Lake City didn't have snow, but this part of the state was experiencing record levels.  The Park Ranger at the gate said she hadn't seen this much snow in almost twenty years.

Due to inadequate footwear (big surprise), all of my sightseeing had to be done from the car or from the paths that had been shoveled. 

The most famous arch (the one on the Utah State license plates) is Delicate Arch, but can only be seen from a look out point about three miles out.  While I'm all for an adventure; an adventure in clogs through snow was not up my alley.

Overall, the road trip was fun!  After lunch at a local brewery, the drive back to my hotel was pretty easy, and I was back before 8pm.  Moab could be an awesome trip with the right gear!

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