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Moab

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Day11

    Moab

    April 3, 2015 in the United States

    As we reach the outskirts of Moab we see the first of the famous red rock arches right next to the road . We have just 2 nights at the beautiful Sunflower Inn B & B which is an oasis of quite compared to what is an extremely busy town which is overrun with 4 by 4s. We arrive to find all restaurants are fully booked so we borrow a toaster and cook up some toast and various leftovers !Read more

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Moab, مواب, Моуаб, مواب، یوتا, מואב, CNY, モアブ, मोअॅब, 84532, Моаб, 摩押

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