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Old 06-29-2013, 12:21 AM
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If anyone has not made it to Moab to see The Arches and Canyonlands National Parks - put it on your list! Maybe don't come with the 110 deg heat like Andi and I did, but go! This is the most visually stunning place I have ever been and shockingly not crowded at all!

We made the trip in 2 hops - KANE to 7V6(Guernsey, WY) then over to KRWL and on South to Canyonlands - that kept us out the high stuff over CO.

Headwinds the whole way, but still less than 7 hrs in the RV. It was a pretty uneventful trip!

Andi read......


Great colors out west.....


This is what you get - The Canyonlands...


The Windows at Arches.....


Delicate Arch....


Corona Arch - home of the SWING


Sunset Dinner at the rim of Schafer's Canyon - worth every rivet driven!


Another view of Schafer's Canyon.....


Sun setting on Balanced Rock.....


The photos don't come close to doing the place justice - It is mesmerizing......
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:07 AM
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Glad you had a good trip Pete. It is quite a place. We go hiking - biking there every year and love it more each time.
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:56 AM
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Been there, done that (well some of it). My company sent me to a convention near SLC, wifey came along. Afterwards we drove to Moab. What a great place, something for everyone. Hiking, biking (pedal or motor), wheeling (2X, 4X, multi X, you name it), rafting, cliff climbing, sight seeing. I am sure I missed half of the activities. Dang, how did you get such better pictures than me?
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Old 06-29-2013, 02:27 AM
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I used to be the fly-in coordinator for "The Flying Club" (formerly the McDonnell Douglas Flying Club) and a fun thing about airplanes and airplane people is finding new places to explore on a two day weekend. I found that southern Utah was a rich source of enjoyable weekend trips with five National Parks and Moab was especially rich with two essentially across the road from each other - Arches and Canyonlands. I was able to rent a 14 passenger van and drive around the river and mountains east of there as well.

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Old 06-29-2013, 02:36 AM
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Pete,

Thanks for the trip report. Always fascinating to see what you're up to. And yes, my bucket list of must visit places just got longer.

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Old 06-29-2013, 04:23 AM
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Thanks Pete, your pics are much better than mine.
Moab is a big do again for wife and I when we get our 9a up
and flying. We were there 3 yrs ago in early May. Was not busy
Then and temps were cool. Moab is a nice place, with nice people.
Thanks for the great pics.
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:33 AM
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The photos[/url] don't come close to doing the place justice - It is mesmerizing......

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Old 06-29-2013, 05:21 AM
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Awesome scenery and beautiful pictures.

Thanks much, Pete.

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Old 06-30-2013, 11:35 PM
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Breakfast in Moab - gas at my favorite C-17/C-130/RV-9 base (7V6) in Wyoming - late lunch in Minne. That was with headwinds the whole way! Seriously these little planes are made for travelling.

A few more shots from the trip:

The Monitor and Merrimac at Canyonlands NP


Bow Tie Arch - this on BLM land


Not Mars - the hike to Corona Arch at 100+deg


Landscape Arch - at Arches NP


I really can't stress enough how beautiful this place is! I think October might be a better time than June to visit, however!!
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:45 PM
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I really can't stress enough how beautiful this place is! I think October might be a better time than June to visit, however!!
October is the perfect time. However, this June is setting heat records.
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