Moab – Moab
Waypoints: Moab, Arches National Park
Miles hiked: 1.6
Miles driven: 55.5
Break camp: 58 min
Make camp: 16 min
Camp type: Developed campground with water and showers
Camp cost: $33.25
We woke and had a morning work session before heading to Arches National Park. Sara dropped me at one side of the Park Avenue trail and picked me up on the other end.
We then checked out Balanced Rock.
The large camera battery was dying, and I went to change it with the spare that was on the charger. But neither the charger nor spare battery were to be found. We tossed through the car twice over and before looking up a camera store in Moab we hoped would be able to remedy the loss once we left the park. We then went to the windows area.
Sara began not feeling well and insisted she wait with Beans while I took the 1/2 mile look closer on my own. North window was crawling with people.
South window was a bit clearer.
The view back to the Parade of Elephants was quite nice.
We headed down to the Delicate arch viewing area and checked out the first quarter mile of a 4×4 road.
There were nice panoramic views on much of the drive.
We stopped at the viewing point for Firey Furnace, which had an amazing backdrop of the La Sal Mountains.
At the trailhead for Landscape arch, Sara still did not feel well. Rather than hike 1.5 miles in sequence while the other stayed with Beans, we headed back towards Moab for dinner and to find a power supply for our camera. We stopped by Courthouse Wash on the way out to stare at the striking the green of the trees against the towers.
In town, the camera store did not carry our batteries or chargers. They had a universal charger that would function, and I paid the premium for it. We got Thai food to go and ate back at Slickrock Campground. We got ice cream from the camp store, watched a movie, and went to bed.