Well, first of all, I haven’t said anything negative about Ma Nature for a long time. I always figured she didn’t need a reason to dump on me. But, of course, she marches to her own drummer and does what she wants to. As we approached Thanksgiving, she brought a blizzard to Wyoming to keep us from visiting our family in Salt Lake. As we approached Christmas, she brought a major snowstorm to Laramie. Luckily, we were able to get to Salt Lake to see family and friends. Now I’m in Moab watching it snow for the second day. That’s good and it’s bad. I may never get back to Laramie, but the bad news is that it’s challenging to get around in the desert.

I went to Arches today and got a few photos. Of course, the firewire cable I carefully rolled up and packed in my traveling computer bag isn’t here. I’m not sure I want to go out in the snow to try to find one, if one can be found in Moab anyway.

No big problem. Here are a couple images I made on the G11. The first is the Delicate Arch trail at the top. You can see the footprints starting at the lower left and going around the ledge. The Delicate Arch trail is interesting travel, especially when your feet go out from under you and you land square on your tailbone. It’s starting to get my attention three hours later. Amazingly enough, thanks to the blizzard I was the only person at Delicate Arch. If I can find a firewire, I’ll show you what the arch looks like in a snowstorm. But here’s what I look like at the end of the hike:

The Trail to…

The trail to...

The trail to...

And your intrepid blogger:

Nanook of Arches

Nanook of Arches

More to follow. As soon as I find a firewire cable.

Bob