There are many parts of Moab I enjoy.
But what I enjoy about all else are just the options around us so close to home.
Joan and I explored one such place near our home this past weekend. We ventured into the rain, cold, and mud to explore a potential area to bring clients.
A place I last went to in the Fall of 2017. And still seemed just as enchanting.
An obscure canyon a little over an hour form our home but seems much more distant.
The driving rain and drop in temps persuaded us to change our short backpacking trip into a day hike. As luck would have it, a friend ended up being in town, and we were able to host him.
Joan still wanted a good hike on Sunday though. She plotted out what ended up being an 18-mile loop hike taking in single track, scrambling, cross-country hiking, and a rutted jeep road that seemed more like a trail than a road at times.
Red rocks, arches, open valleys, and the snow-covered La Sals proved to be highlights of a most satisfying day hike.
All in our “backyard.”
Not bad at all.