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Norman feeling right at home.

Ahh…this is where Norman is meant to be. We are all happy to be in Moab camping up by the Slickrock Trail. Who would have known that you can get temperatures in the mid-60’s this time of year. To top it off, this is the first time we have been here when we haven’t been scratching and clawing for a campsite. We are literally the only people camping in the entire Sand Flats Recreation Area.

Lisa and Shadow enjoying the bright blue skies as the storm breaks.

Although we don’t have our bikes with us this time (I know, right?), the lunch time and evening explorations are amazing. We’ve never just wandered around the slickrock in our previous visits. In the days ahead, we hope to explore a few other hiking trails that have gone under the radar when the mountain bikes are around.

The La Sal mountains with a fresh dose of snow.

The clouds lifted off of the La Sal Mountains in the late afternoon and the orange desert glow turned its focus to the fresh coating of snow. There really is nothing like an evening sunset in the desert here in Moab. The orange and reds of the desert contrasted with the fresh white snows of the mountains is pretty awesome.