May 31, 2019
We first met Guy and Catherine, our dear friends from Belgium, on May 24, 2013. Joe and I were hiking in Devils Garden in Arches and the sun cover fell off my camera as we were hiking down the large fin towards Landscape Arch. It was very far down, but Guy, who is part mountain goat, ran down to retrieve it for me and so the story begins. For the past 6 years, he and Catherine have made a stop in Moab for a visit during their travels around our country...sometimes in May...sometimes in September. We always have a great time with lots and lots of laughs. They arrived on Thursday evening, May 30. And early Friday morning we were all off to hike Hunter Canyon.
Hunter Canyon is an easy in and out hike. The towering and rugged canyon walls never disappoint.
The trail follows a creek and this year it had more water than we have seen in years past.
We always enjoy the flowers as we walk through the canyon.
This year the prickly pear stole the show.
And there were plenty of bright orange globe mallow and purple asters too !
One thing I do love about this hike are the stately cotton wood trees.
On Saturday night Guy and Catherine joined us for the Moab Humane Society fund raiser at the Old City Park.
|This is serious !|
We enjoyed a bbq dinner catered by Blu Pig and entertained by a pretty good acoustic band.
Ahhh, the memories...
|Late afternoon stroll on Main Street and ice cream|
We said our good-byes on Monday. They are off to visit Glacier NP and Banff NP
Until next time,
|Rock garden along cliff wall...Hunter Canyon|
|We heard lots of birds, but only saw one. A Towhee...Hunter Canyon|
|Guy and Joe enjoying the shade...Hunter Canyon|
|A resident at the Old City Park|
|Beautiful green grass...Old City Park|
HAPPY TRAILS !
Safe travels Guy and Catherine...until next time !