Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Fisher Towers Trail Moab UT

The Fisher Towers are composed of Menkopi and Cutler sandstones, and have eroded into many fantastical shapes.  Climbers occasionally scale these mud-stone towers.  The trail is 2.2 miles one way with an elevation gain of 670 feet.
As you can see from the pictures the views are fantastic. 








Even with my wide angle lens it is hard to grasp the size of the towers.  Looking at the specks that are hikers helps but you have to be there and look up to really appreciate the beauty and awe of it.




Nice place for lunch







The insert and the main pictures show the same climbers as they progress up the tower.

Friday, April 20, 2018

La Sal Mountains Loop Drive Moab UT

La Sal Loop
A beautiful scenic drive that runs from Hwy 128 at about 4000 feet elevation and loop thru the mountains with elevations over 8000 feet and ends up in Moab.  The drive is over 40 miles with some of the road under construction but well worth the drive.










Sunrise Goose Island Campground

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Arches National Park

Sun Rise at Williams Bottom Campground

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Arches National Park
Park Avenue Viewpoint and Trailhead

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Arches National Park
Delicate Arch

Arches National Park
Delicate Arch

Arches National Park
Delicate Arch

Arches National Park
La Sal Mountains View Point

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Monday, March 12, 2018

Wall Street Moab Style


I am hosting at Williams Bottom BLM Campground on Scenic Hwy 279 approximately 10 miles from downtown Moab.  About a quarter of a mile from the campground is a popular climbing area they call “Wall Street”.  You can see from the pictures the walls are right on the street just enough room to park your vehicle and start climbing.  The walls are several hundred feet tall (I was told 400 feet tall) with most of the climbs 50-60 feet. 

To go with the climbing Moab has world class mountain bike trails and 4X4 trails all through the canyon of the area.  The area has some beautiful scenery with hiking trails, scenic highway drives and a good network of paved walking and bike trails.  The hiking trails are as short as 100 yards to several miles with plenty of information on each trail to help you decide which ones to take and which to pass on.

If you enjoy outdoor adventures Moab UT has got to be put on your places to visit.  The first week I was here I had two base jumpers come off a cliff near the camper and land about 100 yards from the camper.  Sorry I did not see the base jumpers getting ready so no pictures.  Moab takes outdoor adventures to the next level if not beyond.