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Updated: Aug 8, 2019
A city in southeastern Utah. Set among mesas and wide canyons. Native American art can still be found hidden along the canyons walls.
Moab is a unique place known for their outdoor recreations. Camping, mountain biking, and off -roading are just some of the activities that attract the adventurous spirits. In the summer, temperatures can easily reach into the 100's with a dry heat that can cause extreme heat exhaustion if a weary traveler isn't properly prepared. The landscape is unique with red rock formations, vast canyon lands and snow covered mountains.
Share from a writing after a long, hot day adventuring with friends -
The desert is surprisingly growing on me. The red rocks, the freedom to come & go as you please, the cool nights... It’s a unique place to say the least. Today, we rented an atv and drove about an hour into a canyon. It was off-roading the whole time. We wanted to catch the sunset from a spot a friend had been to before and recommended. The drive in was nerve wrecking.. I wasn't sure we were going to make it.. The things we had to go over..and around...and through. I had my eyes closed most of the time singing a John Mayer song in my head to keep my cool.
Eventually, we made it - and I almost cried it was so beautiful. The sun was just setting over the canyon rim and we were stopped on a cliffside overlooking the Colorado River. It snaked through the canyon and you could follow it with your eyes for miles. Stopped on the edge, the group of us got out in silence, as we were all stopped in awe. This group - full of extroverted, adventurous spirits were all silent. Struck with what was in front of us. I tried to take a picture. But as always..a picture never does it any justice. I only have the mental image in my mind, which is difficult to describe. But it was beautiful. One of the most beautiful sights I have seen.
Sitting on the edge of this canyon ridge, six people sit in the moonlight ( a full moon) watching the last bit of sun dip behind the snow-capped mountains. The air is cool and we are all huddled just close enough to stay warm. None of us say a word. We sit like that for ten minutes. Silent. Just six of us, in our own thoughts.
MOAB UTAH: A full moon, snow covered mountains, a beautiful sunset & six (so very different, but all bonded together for the adventure) individuals sitting under a full moon in the middle of the desert in Utah..