As Joan and I continue to make Moab our home, we continue to form our community here.
We’ve met many engaging, dedicated, and interesting people over the past few years. And it’s always a pleasure to spend time with them in this place we call home.
With Joan out on the Pacific Crest Trail, I’ve been alone these past two weeks.
Showing up to a cookout, I got invited to join some friends on a hike to the La Sals. With some input from me, we decided to hike a lesser-known peak in this already lightly walked range.
I, frankly, love these local mountains.
It’s an escape from the desert heat, forms a scenic backdrop to our home, and always offers hikes that allow us to experience the alpine terrain.
When I first moved here, I knew the red rock desert would hold many delights, but I did not expect how much I’d enjoy these mountains.
The lakes, the pines, and the aspen give us a reprieve during the summer months.
The group felt up for more hiking, so we went to South Mountain at the end of the La Sal range.
A lesser hiked peak but a cross-country trek with views towards the higher La Sal Peaks and the desert below.
All in all, a good day. And it was satisfying to introduce a new area to friends.