GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.

X

This Feb. 28, 1997, file photo shows Delicate Arch in Arches National Park near Moab, Utah.
PUBLISHED: | UPDATED:

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.

Read the rest on The Aspen Times.

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get outdoor news sent straight to your inbox.

blog comments powered by Disqus