Day 175 – Utah Byways – Part 4

Day 175 of Year Long Roadtrip Following Scenic Byways in the USA

The average precipitation in Moab for May is 0.8 inches of rain…I think I witnessed most of it the last two days.  Saturday, however, was simply glorious…sunny with a cool breeze.  The weather and weekend invited plenty of visitors to the Arches National Park.  It required some patience, quick reflexes, and geometry to snap photos of the arches without people in them.  I understand wanting to stand beneath the arches to look up in awe, but enjoy them and move on so others can do the same.  It seemed like one couple sat down for a picnic in the middle of an arch which left others waiting tirelessly for a photo without them in it! Continue reading “Day 175 – Utah Byways – Part 4”

Day 174 – Utah Byways (Arches NP) – Part 3

Day 174 of Year Long Roadtrip Following Scenic Byways in the USA

Arches National Park

Petey and I got an early start today.  We left our campground at 7 am to get to Devils Garden Trailhead in the northernmost part of Arches National Park by 8am.  I’m not sure if it was my early arrival time or the light drizzle that helped me beat the crowds, but either way, VANilla was one of only four cars in the parking lot when I started my trek. Continue reading “Day 174 – Utah Byways (Arches NP) – Part 3”