With 10 months of backpacking still freshly imprinted on my memory, my vacation meter seemed filled up, if not still bubbling over the top. I was perfectly content to continue reestablishing roots in Calgary.
|Quick pit stop in Butte, Montana - discovered she's a beaut|
|Three and a half men - in a condo in Moab, Utah|
Utah is simply one of the most beautiful places in the world. Its rock formations are like nothing I have ever seen. The morning after our first sleep we tackled the Negro Bill Trail which took us to the Morning Glory Natural Bridge, then later on hiked up another trail to see the Corona Arch.
|Morning Glory Natural Bridge - tough to see, but it actually|
stands on its own, separate from the large wall behind it
|Corona Arch - tallest of all the arches in Utah|
|In the slot canyon, wading through knee high muddy water|
|Goblin Valley State Park|
|12,700 ft above sea level, it's a long way down from Mt. Peale|
|Fisher Towers - jutting slivers of rock that are truly unbelievable|
|Looking straight up, we saw rock climbers taking on one of the many steep tower's faces|
|The view of the famous bend in the Colorado River, and a big pointy rock|
|It's a good day to be alive|
|Taking a break from a grueling 3.5 hour teeth-grinding mountain biking trail|
|Some mountain biking enthusiasts rumbling down the steep hills of Slickrock|
And on the drive out of Utah, I managed to dip my feet into the Great Salt Lake, then take my car off the highway onto the salt flats, which stretch into the jagged horizon.
|Just off the interstate, salt flats seem to go on forever and ever. And ever|
Stay tuned for Part 2.
The rest of my Utah photos can be seen here: