Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Spent Saturday on Top of the World!

Portal RV Resort
Moab, UT
September 5, 2015

At the club meeting for Moab Friends for Wheelin, members can add a trail on the calendar that they would like to lead and members who want to go are invited and welcomed to come along. One of my favorite trails was added to the calendar and led by Larry Long this past Saturday. 

The Colorado River heading east on scenic hwy 128 towards the Dewey Bridge.

The first time we did Top of the World, I was so wowed by the view from Waring Mesa (7,000 feet above sea level).

I am happy to report my third viewing was just as breath taking as my first.

Of course getting to and from the lunch view is rugged fun traversing broken layered rock.
Our team for the day...Larry and Sharon who led the way, followed by Dale and Rolande, then us...
and Dee and Rosie bringing up the rear.
The first part of the trail follows the base of a cliff. Sharon pointed out "Kissing Rock", the rock formation on the right.

The Entrada Sandstone is beautiful wherever it is exposed.

As the trail climbs, the view expands beyond the Colorado all the way to the Book Cliffs and in places we could even see the Delores River.

 And then there is the Top of the World...

Looking left is the end of Onion Creek trail with Taylor Farm and the meadow where we always turn left towards Thompson Canyon.

Looking straight ahead is the LaSal Mountains. The tiny speck of trail in the center of the photo is also Onion Creek.

Looking right is Fischer Towers and Castle Valley. 

What a view for lunch !
We witnessed a rain squall just in front of us.

I ate my first pine nuts.
Heading home...

Until next time, let the good times roll.



  1. I would say you were definitely on the top of the world AND your pictures prove it.

  2. I really really want to go for a ride with you guys! The pictures are beautiful. How were the pine nuts? Don't tell me they taste like chicken!

  3. My goodness, shades of Grand Canyon and Monument Valley! What a life!

  4. Breathtaking vistas! Gay. You did not tell us you have a farm out there :)
    Are these trails just for the jeep? Are there hiking trails to the top?

    1. As a matter of fact, we did see hikers and bikers on Top of the World. It's along hike...about 15 miles round trip though. There are lots of trails shared. Moab Rim and Cliffhanger come to mind.

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  6. That is some amazing scenery there....wonderful!

  7. Pretty! We all here agreed we couldn't sit where daddy-t was sitting on the edge! Love yall