Hello, UTAH!

Moab, Utah sounds like an unlikely place for Outer Banks Joe to visit, but that’s exactly where he was last week.  Not surprisingly, he headed for the hills and took some spectacular photos.

It’ll take more than one post to show them all, but unless you’re sitting in a coffee shop in Utah, bored with all the scenery there, you won’t want to miss these.

Mesa Arch.

Mesa Arch

Wilson Arch (reminds me of half a donut. Maybe it's the chocolate glaze.)

Wilson Arch – Looks like half a donut to me; maybe it’s the chocolate glaze.

xxx

La Sal Mountain Range contains 3 clusters of white peaks.  

Highest point is 12,721 feet — 3,877 ft. above sea level.  That’s a long way up from the Atlantic Ocean!

Mesa Arch

                                                           Dead Horse State Park

Arches State Park

                                                                  Arches State Park


“Utah’s mountains are not the Himalayas, but by one standard they are the highest in the country. According to a series of stories in the The Salt Lake Tribune, the average elevation of Utah’s tallest peaks in each county is roughly 11,222 feet. Colorado ranks second, with an average county high peak elevation of 10,791 feet, followed by Nevada (10,764) and Wyoming (10,179). Alaska, home to the country’s highest peak – the 20,320-foot Denali – ranks only sixth, with an average county high peak elevation of 9,280 feet.” 

― Michael Weibel, High In Utah     

I live on a ranch in Utah for now, but I’m gonna move. I’ve got another ranch to move to, but its location is a secret. When I get there, I’m gonna plow the road in behind me.
Wilford Brimley

 

                                                           

 

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