Hiking Moab (in pictures)

Mesa Arch, Canyonlands NP
Mesa Arch, Canyonlands NP
 Biking in Moab. Photo by Matt Dickinson
Biking in Moab. Photo by Matt Dickinson

This was originally posted in May, 2013.

It was early May, Matt and I pulled into the driveway of a three bedroom condo we had rented in Moab, Utah just as my parents and brother began to unload their car.  It was warm outside, hot even, a nice welcome after the cool temperatures in Great Basin National Park.

Dead Horse State Park
Dead Horse State Park
Canyonlands NP
Canyonlands NP
 Canyonlands NP
Canyonlands NP

Every day that week began with coffee on the upstairs deck, followed by hiking, then lunch, more hiking, cocktails on the patio out back until it was dark and chilly, then dinner inside followed by card games by the fire.  It was perfect.

 Fiery Furnace Pano
Fiery Furnace
Tunnel Arch, Arches NP
Tunnel Arch, Arches NP
Pine Tree Arch, Arches NP
Pine Tree Arch, Arches NP
Arches NP
Arches NP
At the Delicate Arch, Arches NP
At the Delicate Arch, Arches NP
Hiking Park Avenue, Arches NP
Hiking Park Avenue, Arches NP
KDickinson Photography - Petroglyphs
Petroglyphs
Broken Arch, Arches National Park
Broken Arch, Arches National Park
Broken Arch, Arches National Park
Broken Arch, Arches National Park
Checking out Bowtie and Corona Arches
Checking out Bowtie and Corona Arches
Heading up to Bowtie Arch.
Heading up to Bowtie Arch. (Note to aspiring photographers: midday light is super harsh, it’s best to avoid shooting at this time to avoid crazy contrast like this.)

It’s been three years since our road trip to Moab. Three years since I came home brimming with creative ideas and inspiration.  I’m sure it had something to do with the gorgeous landscapes and open spaces (coupled with a few wine-induced late night chats, maybe?).  If you haven’t been to one of the many national or state parks in Utah, all I can say is GO.

Family at Moab 4x6
The fam in Moab.
My brother and I at Delicate Arch, Arches NP. Photo by Matt Dickinson.
My brother and I at Delicate Arch, Arches NP. Photo by Matt Dickinson.
Moab Startrails
Star Trails off of the Deck
Delicate Arch Reflection, Arches NP
Delicate Arch Reflection, Arches NP
Delicate Arch at Night
Delicate Arch at Night
Delicate Arch at Night
Delicate Arch at Night

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