Ban and I decided mid-week to make a quick trip to Moab. The weather man said to expect warm and sunny weather for the weekend. How could we resist a forecast like that given last week's snowy weather? Once we got to Moab on Friday, our first order of business was a quick hike to stretch our legs after the car ride from Salt Lake.
We took off for Corona Arch. About fifteen minutes into the hike we ran into our neighbors Susan and Michelle. Random! They recommended another hike, Portal Overlook. We decided to save that one for Sunday morning before we headed out of town. Corona Arch was gorgeous and a terrific hike. We only saw about a dozen people on the trail.
On Saturday, we rented a Harley and spent the day touring around Arches. The sun was shining and the temperature was perfect. I've never really been on a motorcycle before but I have to say, it is a wonderful way to see the park.
Later in the afternoon, we left Arches and headed up the road that runs along the river up toward Red Cliffs Lodge and Castle Creek winery. Don't panic, I'm the only one who tasted wine.
Sunday morning we got an early start with a quick breakfast and packed up the car. We made our way to the Portal Overlook trail head. The trail was steep but the views from the top were spectacular!