Tuesday, June 30, 2009

June 30

Blair says...

I'm tired. I walked at least 5 miles today, after paddling a boat against the Colorado River's rapids. I then proceeded to go swimming. So, yeah. After the rapids, which were actually pretty awesome for being a level two, if you're a beginner I'd recommend it, I was sitting in the hotel room bored out of my skull. Both computers were taken, and I've been on it a lot anyway, so I asked to follow a trail that I'd seen behind the hotel. Dad decided to come too. It led to the downtown bit of Moab, and after that we just kept going to the main street. This is a really earthy, artsy kind of town, I really liked it. What I didn't realize until we were just walking and walking and I saw how far away we were, was that it was about 100 degrees out and we'd walked 3 miles. It took about an hour and a half. After resting in the hotel room for all of 10 minutes, Dad and I (just us two crazies again) went back to the arches park, and decided to do what we'd missed yesterday. It was a .2 mile walk to the first arch, and I was able to walk on top of it. After an adrenaline filled climb, of course, because we're in Utah dammit, nothing is easy. It was a really cool experience though. Then to the next arch, which we thought would be a short walk, as we could see it. We are in the desert. If its even just a half mile trail, you feel it after a little bit. We got some great pictures, then hightailed it back to the van. We came back after picking up a pizza for dinner, and I went swimming with Brooke. I will have a VERY good night's sleep tonight.

1 comment:

  1. Good for you, Blair! I am looking forward to these pictures. and I'm glad you all learned the Water in the Desert Lesson.