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In mid-November, I spent a few days in Moab with Los Alamos Mountaineers. We had amazing weather (sun, fog, rain, snow) and hiked a total of 33-35 miles in 3.5 days. Of course, the best part was the people who came with me, who were all great.

An arch we hiked to on the first evening.

On the second day, we hiked to Jeep arch and Moab fault.

Jeep arch is on the far left, and Colorado river is in the far middle.

Moab fault

We ran into this slot canyon on the way back to the car.

Almost back at the car.

On the third day, Dave, Melanee and I did a 13 mile loop hike in the Needles district.

This is Chesler park in the Needles district

The massive Druid arch is at the head of a narrow canyon.

After 1.5 hours of rain, the sun came out right before setting.


On the drive home, we ran into a blizzard.

On the fourth day, we did 4 easy hikes in Canyonlands National Park.

Mesa Arch

Lovebirds at Mesa Arch

Watch your step

This crazy guy was walking on the arch (hello Tom).

Murphey point overlook provided spectacular views.

We also hiked to a secret kiva, which was a nice outing.

Then we explored some Anasazi granaries

Hmm, what is going on here?

Here is one of the granaries high up above a canyon.

As we were finishing our last hike of the trip, a snow storm rolled in.