Anne & Tom's Southwest Adventure travel blog

Our campsite in Willow Flat - we were very lucky to get...

Off on a hike

White Rim Overlook

You can see where this gets its name.

It was so relaxing.

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Back in camp. Notice the view from our picture window in the...

Preparing buffalo burgers.

Sunset on the Green River

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Relaxing by a small fire.

The moon just before sunrise.

"Ansel Adams" Tom got up before the birdies to capture this.

Fresh sun on a fresh new day.

Potrait of the photographer

Mesa Arch - still in Canyonlands

We left Canyonlands and drove along the Colordo River just north of...

Rafting

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Back in Moab for dinner.

Fish & Chips for Tom

A fantastic pasta for Anne.


Saturday

The next morning we headed right over to the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park. There is one campground in there with only 12 sites and no hookups - and no reservations - first come first served. We drove through the campground and it was full. So we drove on to one end of the scenic drive, decided to save our energy for an afternoon hike, and gave the campground another look. It must have been the magic hour since many of the site were empty - only a half-hour later! We grabbed a great one and it was wonderful. After lunch, we went for a hike on the White Rim Overlook trail and were the only ones there - a beautiful view and a distant glimpse of the Colorado River way below. The night was beautiful with a gorgeous sunset way out there in the middle of nowhere.

Sunday

After leaving our campsite in the morning (after a gorgeous sunrise where "Ansel Adams - Tom" captured the beauty), we went for a short hike to see Mesa Arch - really great. There is a highway near Moab that goes along the Colorado River with fantastic redrock walls. We ate lunch at a pullout over the river and watched rafters and whitewater kayakers in the swift river. Then we went into Moab and found a very nice campground right in the middle of town near a grocery store and a good restaurant - The Moab Brewery. Supper at the Brewery was delicious and their gelato is ooh-la-la!

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