As good as the skiing has been, I needed a four-day weekend in the desert to melt away my end-of-winter blues.
Multiple hours of hiking and biking last weekend gave me plenty of time to think of my love/hate relationship with the Greater Moab Desert Area. I have loved the canyon country and what it inspires me to do since my first trip 33 years ago next month. I hate that so many tourists — people such as me — are flooding the area in increasing numbers and with a growing arsenal of toys and activities to undertake.
I loved drinking beer around the campfire and occasionally howling at the moon.
I loved that even though there were a fair number of campers within earshot of one another, everyone was cool and chilled out at a reasonable time of night.
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