Sunday, July 9, 2017

James Arrives !

Gopher Flats
Moab, UT
July 1-4, 2017



Saturday, July 1st, was quite an exciting day.  We picked up our oldest son, James (who lives in LaGrange, GA), at Grand Junction Regional Airport for a week long visit with us in Moab.  





Sunday, we were up bright and early to beat the heat.  The trail for the day was Cliffhanger. Why was it chosen first? Its totally awesome ! And one of our favorites that we wanted to share with James.  Jeff led us up, down and over boulders and ledges, followed by Joe and James, followed by Dee and me, with Glen bringing up the back.  This is one of those trails with a "WOW" around every corner !  And the overlook of Jackson Hole and the Colorado River is spectacular.  
Parking at the overlook.






























The Cliffhanger Obstacle

























Monday our trail for the day was Kane Creek Canyon Trail.  Glen led, followed by Joe and James, with Dee and me in the back.  It's another favorite because of the varied terrain...the desert with lots of boulders to play on,
Joe and James check out Glen's line over Roy's Rock...a tall boulder.  I love all that flex !
the creek with all the cottonwood trees, shade and cool air,
and the ledge that winds around as it climbs out of the canyon.  
This ledge is home to Hamburger Hill...a long, difficult boulder climb.  Glen climbs first and takes pictures as the rest of us make our ascent.

Tuesday, July 4th, we had the pleasure of leading a Moab visitor from Iowa on Fins & Things.  Adrienne was here for a week and looking for someone to ride with.  Dee suggested  Fins...it's a fun trail and a great prerequisite for Hell's Revenge.  And its a trail we know well !  Adrienne's well built/modified JK 2 door performed flawlessly.  
Adrienne drives her jeep she named Pibble on Fins & Things.
 Gratuitous Fins picture.  
 Joe waits as Adrienne climbs a very steep slickrock dome. 
 That evening, we had a cook-out at Dee's.  Great fellowship and laughs. Joe and I were so proud to introduce James to lots of our friends. 

Up next, James drives WileE...wahoo!
Until then, take care and
 HAPPY TRAILS !

14 comments:

  1. So much fun to show your son around some of those amazing trails

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    1. It was great having James here George & Susie...we had a blast!

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  2. Such a great time to be able to show James around, and show him off too. Is this his first trip to Moab? A lot different from LaGrange

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    1. Yes...it was his first trip to Moab Jeff. I think he will be back...we hardly scratched the surface!

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  3. Isn't it wonderful to be able to share your adventures with your son?! I bet he has a blast driving WileE!

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    1. James was totally awed by Moab Lisa! A week long grin from ear to ear!

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  4. Was this his first visit? IF it is sure he is in for a treat both from the scenery and the fun his parents is sharing.

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    1. It was his first visit to Moab. He was totally blown away by the beauty MonaLiza...so different from Georgia!

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  5. So fun to share the red rocks and climbs with your son!! Beautiful pics. Looks like Wile E is doing everything you wanted :-)))

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    1. We had a great time Jodee. He loves Moab!

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  6. Having your son fly in for a vacation with you must be wonderful. Of course, he's there for the adventures you can share. What memories and what great photos too.

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    1. Lots of memories Jeri...our week went by way too fast!

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  7. It's always a special treat to have our children visit and join us in our fun active lifestyles. So glad James could come out for a visit. What a fun time!! Can't wait to see him driving the trails! Boy, I love seeing the red rocks. Sure do miss them.

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    1. James was a natural ! He sure enjoyed his time here & I do believe he will return for another visit. A week just isn't long enough...

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