Hiking Arches National Park
So, it happened. Its been coming. It finally happened. Thirty! I’m still getting used to wearing Thirty but now that it’s on, it’s not coming off anytime soon; ten years I suppose.
The best thing about turning Thirty was the amazing solo guided hiking trip in Moab, UT with Southwest Adventure Tours. Check out the highlights and photos posted here.
Day 0 – I flew to Salt Lake City, UT from Redmond, OR around 3pm-ish on Bday. Mom and Brother stayed over at my house the night before to celebrate my birthday. Then I drove to the airport mid-day to board the 5th and 6th plane ride that week. Earlier in the week I flew to and from Las Vegas for work so I was ready to be somewhere different for the next 5 days.
As I was boarding the plane from Portland to Salt Lake City, the guide who was running the adventure trip called to setup the time to meet up the following morning. I casually asked how many other adventurers were signed up as I was really looking forward to meeting folks who like to hike and go on adventures too. He replied, “no one.” I was SHOCKED! The first thing that went through my head was, “should I get on the plane?” but then the second thought was, “sweet! solo guided adventure tour!”
Then we drove another 5 miles out to Broken Arch.
Ended the day at Delicate Arch. A quick 3 mile hike gaining about 500 ft elevation. This was the first time I’ve hiked on slick-rock. The best part about slick rock is watching for the rock cairns.