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Grand County

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  • Day16

    Alle Tiere die wir gesehen haben

    July 13 in the United States

    Von Eichhörnchen und Erdmänchen haben wir leider kein Bild

  • 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 Read more

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Day33

    Trek America - Vernal to Moab

    May 22, 2015 in the United States

    We drove south through Utah (taking a detour into Colorado so to add another state to our list of those visited) to Moab, which would be our base for exploring the Arches National Park and a stepping stone to the Monument Valley. The scenery changed again and even more dramatically as we left the dusty plains and entered canyons of towering red rock, which we seems to squeeze through. Moab is a major centre for mountain biking and off-road culture and with this weekend being Memorial Weekend in the US (think a Bank Holiday weekend and Remembrance Sunday combined) the road through town was streaming with off-road vehicles in various states of cleanliness as well as vehicles strapped with and towing mountain bikes.

    After setting up camp we had a few hours to ourselves (which we used to explore Moab and give this blog a much needed update) before heading out to the Arches National Park to view the Delicate Arch at sunset. After an hour’s hike up and over sandstone boulders and cornering a walkway hewn out of the rock face we came to the Delicate Arch. The arch starred back at us across a gaping amiptheatre of smooth red sandstone. On one side of the crescent walkway was a sheer drop whilst on the other was a steep slope to a floor 20 or more metres below. The arch itself stands 20 metres high and the scale is truly felt by watching others make their way around to stand underneath it. The sun began to set behind us and the light reflected against the sandstone to highlight its many red and orange shades.
    Unfortunately the sun was not to last as thunder clouds moved in and lighting began to strike in the distance. As dramatic as this was, the wind began to howl around the amphitheatre, buffering us like the warning of an angry god. With actually sunset still some hour away we decided to begin our descent for safety. Darkness descended as we returned to our van and back to camp. For a while the van was silent as we looked out the windows and contemplated what we had seen.
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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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