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Grand County

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  • Day25

    Arches National Park 1/2, USA

    July 10, 2017 in the United States

    Avant-hier nous avons vu la tête d'un géant de pierre sorti de terre. Ses yeux étaient faits de deux arches et son nez d'un énorme rocher. Il avait même des oreilles. Exceptionnellement nous avons pu grimper que sur un seul œil. Habituellement on peut grimper sur plein de rochers.

    Le même jour nous avons acheté un puzzle de cinq-cent pièces que nous avons fini aujourd'hui.

    Olivier

    Le puzzle a demandé plusieurs heures de travail et la participation de toute la famille 
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  • Day35

    Moab

    May 6 in the United States

    Am Tag an dem es am Morgen noch schneite, hagelte es abends in Moab. Wir konnten das Gewitter beim Abendessen verfolgen und den anderen Touristen beim "Wasserbad" zuschauen. :-)
    4 Nächte verbrachten wir in Moab, man könnte auch ohne weiteres 2 Wochen daraus machen. Doch Moab ist teuer, vor allem die Unterkünfte und all die möglichen Aktivitäten. Da wir uns aufs Wandern beschränkten, hielten sich die Ausgaben in Grenzen. Denn neben den beiden bekannten Nationalparks "Arches" und "Canyonlands" gibt es noch weitere, weniger frequentierte schöne Wanderziele. Die Namen dazu erfährt ihr bei den Fotos. Wir genossen die 4 Tage sehr, auch dass man sich abends zu Fuss auf Futtersuche machen konnte. ;-)Read more

  • Day8

    Two more days in Arches

    October 19 in the United States

    We have had two more days of hiking in Arches, yesterday cloudy but today a brilliant cobalt blue sky again. A couple of times, Joe read in the car while I added a more strenuous loop, and he says Christopher Browning’s “Dismantling Democracy 1933 vs. 2018” in the New York Review is a must-read. So he was not wasting time while sitting in a parking lot, even though once I could have sworn that I saw his eyes closed when I returned to the car.

    The park is crowded, lots of families, lots of retired couples, lots of international visitors. It is good to see how many people are up for taking a three hour walk with some elevation gain just to see a hole that erosion has made in a rock.

    Last night’s dinner has to set the record for the best customer service ever. We went to a very crowded and busy pizzaria with a real wood burning stove no less, and found that the two tables next to us had turned over twice and we still had not gotten our pizza. Joe had a big bowl of toscana soup which took some time, but even so, we were starting to wonder what was going on. The waitress came and apologized, saying that something had happened to our ticket. Then the head cook brought out the pizza and apologized again. We said we were fine, not a problem, we are on vacation. Then the manager came to apologize and we told him the same thing. About ten minutes later, the waitress told us that our pizzas were on the house because of the bad service, but that under Utah law we would have to pay for our glasses of wine. Fine, but really not necessary. Then ten minutes later, the owner of the restaurant came and told us he wanted to treat us to dessert. Never in all my days have I gotten such attention over a late pizza! Forma Antica is the name of the place, and in addition to the service, their pizza was excellent. And tasted good after our morning hike as well!

    Tomorrow, we’re out of Moab and on the way back!
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  • Day5

    Made it to Arches

    October 16 in the United States

    Today was our first day in Arches. It was about a three hour drive from Capitol Reef, through lots of very punishing territory. We stopped for breakfast at a breakfast diner type place that had John Wayne plastered on every available square inch on the wall.

    Once in Moab, we went straight to the park. The weather was beautiful, we are on a roll (though some rain is forecast for tomorrow). To take advantage, we went straight to the Delicate Arch trailhead. About a 3 mile roundtrip with some elevation up to the iconic arch that adorns Utah’s license plate. Joe got some more kudos from people at the top. No other people within a decade of him, I would wager. We felt lucky to be there, with the snow covered La Sal (?) mountains in the background. For the rest of the afternoon, we drove and stopped at various places with short walks to, you guessed it, more arches. With the bright blue sky in the background, everything was just beautiful.

    Doing laundry and thinking about dinner, but most of all thinking about how lucky we are to do this.

    PS. The sign at Arches said that discharging your firearm is illegal inside the park. Apparently bringing it in locked and loaded isn’t.
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  • Day28

    Steine, überall Steine

    October 27 in the United States

    Heute führte unsere Reise in den Arches Nationalpark. Im Visitor Center lernten wir einiges über die Entstehung der mysteriösen Steinbögen. Unser erstes Ziel im Park war der Viewpoint des berühmten Delicate Arch, der sich jedoch als sehr weit entfernt vom Aussichtspunkt erwies. Wir fuhren also weiter zum Devils Garden und erwanderten dort den Landscape Arch, welcher mit seiner Spannweite von über 600 Fuß der größte seiner Art weltweit ist. Auf dem Rückweg bewunderten wir noch den Tunnel Arch und den Pine Tree Arch. Im Anschluss fuhren wir zurück zum Parkeingang und machten Halt bei einigen Aussichtspunkten, wie dem Fiery Furnance und dem Garden of Eden. In der Windows Section machten wir noch einen Abstecher zum Double Arch, der recht mächtig gewaltig daher kam. Alles in allem viele Steinbögen, -formationen und Steine im Allgemeinen.Read more

  • Day27

    Der nordöstlichste Punkt

    October 26 in the United States

    Unsere Nacht im nirgendwo unter den wachsamen Hundeaugen haben wir gut überstanden. Nach dem Frühstück machten wir uns auf gen Norden. Zunächst fuhren wir zum wenig entfernten Mexican Hat, der sich jedoch als wenig vielseitiges Fotomotiv erwies. Spannender war dann schon der Goosenecks State Park, in dem sich der San Juan River in stark mäandrierenden Bögen präsentiert. Im Anschluss folgte eine längere Autofahrt bis nach Moab, dem nordöstlichsten Punkt unserer Reise. Ab hier sind wir praktisch auf dem Rückweg.

    Die kleine touristische Stadt erkundeten wir größtenteils zu Fuß. Kaum ein indianischer Souvenir- oder Arts&Crafts-Laden war vor uns sicher. Den uns versprochenen Farmers Market haben wir leider nicht gefunden. Angekommen an unserem heutigen Campingplatz befinden wir und direkt neben einem Highschool Sportfeld. Seit einigen Stunden spielen die da fleißig Football. Mit Cheerleadern, kreischenden Mengen und allem drum und dran. Ich komm mir mal wieder vor wie im Film 😅🙈.
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  • Day13

    Fly Away on my Zephyr

    July 11, 2017 in the United States

    Our first full day on a long distance train and what an experience it has been. We always thought the route would be scenic but nothing could have prepared us for the sights we saw. We travelled through canyons, along great rivers, around rocky mountains, past bears and bald eagles. Tomorrow only brings us more.

    We were also lucky to make several new friends. We throughly enjoyed the company of Texas-based photographer Stephanie who had some very cool photography gadgets which she let us play with including glass prisms for refracting light in wierd and wonderful ways. Stephanie also had Disney films on her laptop which we watched in between the stunning scenery so naturally we became the best of friends for our short stint together. It also meant we managed to 'hog' a table seat in the Observation lounge for essentially the entire day which seemed very cheeky but we were told 'anyone that can - does'.

    We enjoyed 3 meals in the dining car including french toast which was a first for me and I will definitely be having it again! Our dining companions were a wonderful Californian couple who were able to impart much wisdom and experience on us for our upcoming adventures in the Golden State.

    We are now on the aptly named 'Mountain Time' soon to be Pacific. You'll be pleased to know our step count has massively reduced since we boarded the train with today's count reaching a whopping 1853 which is still a little surprising. I wonder how much of that has been generated by the movement of the train!

    Anyway, I shall leave you with a suitable bunch of photos to reflect the wonderful day we've had and bid you all a happy Wednesday x
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  • Day26

    Arches National Park

    April 29 in the United States

    We left the apartment just after 9am, final destination Moab, Utah with a stop at Arches National Park.

    Moab was not originally on our itinerary but after hearing about it and the 2 national parks in the area, we decided to do 1 less night at Mesa Verde and have one night in Moab to be able to visit Arches National Park and Canyon lands National Park. Elisa really wanted to do a jet boat tour on the Colorado River but no tour company would take anyone under 4 years.

    The park was busy and even had it's own radio station. We were able to do a scenic drive through the national park but we also did 3 hikes.

    The hikes were relatively easy and less than a mile. Brandon did great. Sand dunes arch was our favourite as the sand was fun to walk in.

    Brandon received his junior ranger badge and to get this one he had to sit for 10 minutes and just listen to the environment, and he did it.

    That night we made it to the Moab KOA about 5pm, put up tent and blow up beds and was at the Moab brewery for dinner by 630. The brewery was busy and we had a nice dinner.
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  • Day84

    Arches NP, Utah

    May 13 in the United States

    Great day out seeing some of the sites of stunning Arches NP. Moab is mobbed as The Rally of the Rocks is starting next week. Jeeps and side by side RZRs everywhere. So we’ll move on and come back another time to explore Arches and Canyonlands NPs.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Grand County, مقاطعة غراند, Гранд, গ্রান্ড কাউন্টি, Condado de Grand, Grandi maakond, Grand konderria, شهرستان گرند، یوتا, Comté de Grand, Grand megye, Գրանդ շրջան, Contea di Grand, グランド郡, Grand Comitatus, Grand Kūn, Hrabstwo Grand, گرینڈ کاؤنٹی, Comitatul Grand, Округ Гранд, Ґранд, گرینڈ کاؤنٹی، یوٹاہ, Quận Grand, Condado han Grand, 格蘭德縣

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