Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Back in Moab

Moab, UT
August 13, 2013

 We enjoyed our ride through Montana and Idaho. Both days were overcast and we even saw rain clouds in the distance.

We arrived in Moab on Monday and quickly settled in. Its warm...well hot...about 95 F today. But with a slight breeze and no humidity, its not too bad. The pups are happy! They love the doggie park here.

Jan and Martin were at Portal too. They stayed an extra two days so we could have dinner and visit before moving on to Nevada this morning.

Jan and Martin's Arctic Cat
 With lunches packed we were out the door and on the road headed to Hurrah Pass and Chicken Corners.'s been awhile...about 7 weeks since we have been here. What a beautiful sight these red rocks were!

Hurrah Pass is about 9.7 miles from the end of the pavement on Kane Creek Road.

It's an easy trail with switchbacks and ledges with heart-rending vertical cliffs.

Chicken Corners Trail begins where Hurrah Pass ends. It is rated a moderate trail because of a few rocky spots.

 The main trail continues to the right...we went left. Our destination was Catacomb Rock for lunch.

 There is an interesting network of tunnels...great exploring! I was sure glad Jan had a flashlight.


 Martin and Joe "played" for awhile.
Then it was time to go home.

The pups were glad to see us.

We had hummingbirds almost as fast as I got the feeder up.

I have along ways to go...the hummingbirds are a little fuzzy in these pictures. I really hope to get more practice with the focus on the bird. Also, I took these through the puppy fence.

We all had pizza and salad at Dee's casita...lots of stories and lots and lots of laughs with friends.

We are glad to be here.

Until next time...


  1. Moab is such a beautiful place. Those red rocks are so incredible. Have fun while you're there.

  2. How long are you going to be in Moab? Our last day here is the 7th of September. We will be heading back to Lake Mead. We're going to stop by Moab. Would be nice to see you guys again. You could take us out on a trail ride!

    1. We pull out on Sept, 4. Headed for Durango for a week or so.

  3. Such a wonderful area to explore, love the redrock.

  4. We had hoped to get to Chicken Corner but a month just wasn't enough time. I love that hike in the neat!! Can't wait to get back and do that drive/hike.

    Love that park!! That is my idea of "camping." I am definitely a concrete large site person:)

    Have a wonderful time! We'll be watching for new ideas for our next visit. Be careful out there with that Jeep!

  5. Isn't life GREAT?!?!?!?!? Gay, thanks for the puppy pics too...

  6. I am behind on blog reading and "poof" you went from Montana to Utah. Can't imagine hiking in those temps, so glad to see you 4 wheelin' it. Sure is pretty country.