Into the Desert: Part 2

The second day we hiked Devils Garden in Arches National Park. We decided to take a more challenging path off the main trail.

Hiking in the middle of the desert was no joke! We had to remind ourselves to drink lots of water. The trail would seem to end and there would be a huge pool of water or a giant boulder and we would have to figure out how to get around it to find the rest of the path by climbing over the boulder or scaling a ledge or anything else in between. I have definitely never experienced a hike quite like that before but it was so challenging and so much fun! The views too….holy cow! So many beautiful canyons, boulders, and arch formations. Utah, you are beautiful.  

Our brother and sister in law were passing through on their way to California so we met up with them later for lunch on this great little patio and caught up with them during their big move. Its always funny to see familiar faces in new locations.

The rest of the day we just enjoyed the tiny little town of Moab walking the shops and having our anniversary dinner at this fun little hole in the wall Mexican restaurant. It felt good to dress up after all of the hiking that morning. Nathan is writing the next post for the last day of our trip. Wait until you see the pictures he got of the arches at sunrise!