April 27, 2010
I spent the last four days on a camping trip in Moab with Mike and our friend Betty. As I mentioned in my last post, Betty’s beloved dog, Idgi, is suffering from lymphoma and doesn’t have much longer to live. Last weekend the three of us decided to take Idgi on an adventure this week, which could be her last. Then on Sunday morning, we packed up Mike’s Jeep with three people, two dogs, and camping gear, and headed west. Eight hours later, we were in a vast desert wilderness with towering red rock cliffs.
We set up camp next to the Colorado river, and spent our days hiking, 4-wheeling, and sightseeing. The dogs loved it, of course, and we loved making them happy. My only regret is that we didn’t have more time to spend in Moab. We’ll definitely be back.
Somehow we managed to fit in the Jeep. You can see that Ally and Idgi were as excited as we were to set out on a road trip.
Betty and Mike in a cool tunnel leading from our campsite to a hiking trail.
We spent several hours on Tuesday hiking Negro Bill trail just east of Moab.
The trail followed a stream the whole way, which was great for the dogs.
I love this time of year, when the trees are budding with fresh new leaves.
Me, Betty, and the dogs
Ally got herself nice and mucky, just the way she likes it.
The Indian paintbrush wildflowers were starting to bloom.
I like this picture of Mike and me.
Our view from Granstaff Campground.
A tree in Dead Horse State Park
Ally and me, enjoying the views from Dead Horse State Park
We drove back to Moab along Long Canyon Road, which descends steeply into the canyon.
I was very glad we weren’t around whenever this rock fell.
Long Canyon Road
Betty and Mike
Mike and me in Long Canyon
Betty and Idgi
We went to Arches National Park late in the day, when it wasn’t too hot for the dogs to stay in the car. The park doesn’t allow dogs on the trails, boo!
Mike in Arches National Park