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Arches National Park 2019

Delicate Arch I visited Moab, Utah for a rock climbing festival  and to continue my bucket list and do some  hiking in the beautiful Arches National Park! I was not prepared to be so amazed when hiking and driving through the park. The colors of the rock in the morning light was vibrant and breath-taking. The park's paved road is a 36-mile round trip loop.  The park entrance is only a 5-minute, 3-mile drive from the Holiday Inn Express that I was staying at in Moab. I wanted a morning start to avoid any heat and crowds, but I was prepared for a large crowd, especially on my hike to see the famed Delicate Arch. Fortunately, I started early enough and avoided large crowds on my hike up to and at the Delicate Arch. It was on my hike back down to my car that I encountered many hikers headed to the arch. Surprisingly, there were several folks on this hike that weren't prepared! They had no backpacks....not even a water bottle! I hope they didn't think there was water

Dog Wall - Rock Climbing

Peanut gallery on the upper trail from the 1st pullout parking lot Spent the morning at the Dog Wall crag in Red Rock Canyon. Yup, the rock was dry enough! The climbs here were overhanging and I only attempted one climb, Pleasure Dog (5.10) but quit when I couldn't get to a hold (too reachy for me).  After that I just sat out and belayed. It was amazing to watch Linda and Tim leading the overhanging routes! And it was good to get out - I got to spend time with my climbing buddy who was visiting from Colorado for the weekend!  Liz leads Catwalk Trad routes on the left of the Dog Wall Unknown Dihedral, Doggy Style and Wok The Dog You can spot a climber on The Slab Tammy on Pleasure Dog Linda leading Cujo Unknown Dihedral - Trad

Calico Hills 2 - Walk

Photos of my walk through Calico Hills 2 of Red Rock Canyon until the rain started!