Friday, June 7, 2019

Good Friends and Fun Times

Gopher Flats
May 31, 2019
Moab, UT

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. 

 Guy and Catherine spent Friday and Saturday in Moab, visited Canyonlands Needle district on Sunday and returned here for an over night on Monday.   

 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...
Yummy Italian...

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, 
Catherine...Hunter Canyon

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


Safe travels Guy and Catherine...until next time !


  1. Very nice pictures of a spectacular hike, thank you a thousand times

  2. I love Hunter Canyon with the water, tall canyon walls, all the greener and wildflowers. Looks like you had a great time with your friends. Your photos are lovely, Gay.

  3. What a fun time with friends and great scenery.

  4. The only thing better than hanging out with friends in spectacular scenery is hanging out with those friends while eating BBQ and raising money for puppies. Talk about a win, win, win!!!

  5. What a beautiful hike - love all the water and glorious flowers. Tell Joe to keep that hat on!! It's amazing the wonderful friends we meet on the road :-)