Monday, February 9, 2015

Moab - January 2015

 Want to read something horrible? Go here. It's nothing dirty, I promise.

I wrote that page in 1997 or 1998 when I was 14 or 15 years old and I'm astonished that it still exists. I'm not sure what the intent really was, probably me expressing how happy I was to have my first decent mountain bike, but it reads very much like the bike catalogs I used to obsess over when I was a teenager. Not to say that I've come very far, writing-wise, in the intervening years. In any case, I first read the word "Moab" on the side a bike frame and ever since, it's been a place that I wanted to visit if I ever got the chance.

That chance came a few weeks ago, where I had a few days alone to explore a small part of the desert around Moab. I don't really bike any more, but running served me just as well.

The day dawns ripe over the LaSal Mountains

The Colorado River from Deadhorse Point at sunrise.

LaSal Range from Dead Horse Point

Descending Upheaval Canyon

Just right; 50s during the day, below freezing at night.

Moses and Zues

Taylor Canyon


Alone but not

No wind and silent but for the ringing in my ears.

Island in the Sky - Canyonlands N.P.

Island in the Sky - Canyonlands N.P.

Island in the Sky - Canyonlands N.P.

It's a rental. I swear I don't have bad credit.

Devil's Garden - Arches N.P.

Devil's Garden - Arches N.P.

Devil's Garden - Arches N.P.

Delicate Arch - Arches N.P.

Delicate Arch - Arches N.P.

Wall Street - Acrches N.P,

Petrified sand dunes - Slickrock Trail

Newspaper Rock

Elephant Canyon, Needles District - Canyonlands N.P,

Chesler Park - Needles

Blue sky in the Needles

Joint Trail - Needles

Slot Canyon

I'll miss you too
I still have the bike.


  1. Wow, what a great adventure! Nice pics.

  2. Photos and landscape look great! Nice early morning/afternoon light on some of them.

  3. Thanks, guys.

    I'm surprised with the quality of a few of the pics given my spray-and-pray method - kinda wish I'd taken a photography class in school.

  4. Glad you got to Moab. If any of your followers are inspired, is the go to website for planning a Moab trip. The Moab Travel Council will event mail a free planner if one is requested. Terrific images.