Kelsey Schmitt

Moab, UT

June 13, 2017

MOAB OR BUST! Going to Arches National Park has been on our bucket list for a long time, and we finally made it! Arches is one of many National Parks in Utah and is so unique. It is most famously known for "The Delicate Arch", which happens to be on the Utah license plate! The Park has many different Arches and other natural wonders just like them. (I will be doing another post featuring some of the other attractions soon๐Ÿ˜Š) We only spent a quick 2 days in Moab and wish we had longer! Next time we go we will be taking advantage of the amazing rafting, mountain biking, and 4-wheeling that Moab has to offer. Our trips never seem to be long enough!

 

The last part of the trail to the Arch! This hike was not as easy as we thought… And definitely hotter than we thought too! It felt so nice to be on some flat land and finally have some shade as we rounded the corner. But come on, look at that view. WORTH IT!

Mama I made it! The Delicate Arch is so beautiful, and mysterious. I can’t even wrap my head around how it got here! Nature is so wonderful๐Ÿ˜Šย The Delicate Arch is so much bigger than it looks from afar. And it is so windy! From standing straight in the middle I thought I was going to fall off the cliff and die. If you go on a windy day, be prepared for what is ahead. Haha! It was so funny watching everyone crawl around the rock and try to defy Mother Nature.
Wind Tunnel!Taking in the beautiful view ๐Ÿ˜ย And the shade! The Park is doing some construction right now so they shut down at 7pm. We were so disappointed that we couldn’t watch the sunset from Arch. But we will definitely be back to do it someday!The hike to the top is so much harder than expected. I hadn’t been to Moab in about 10 years and did NOT remember how this short hike was. Online I read that it was about 2 miles round trip. And we honestly felt like we hiked 6! I guess our first warning is that on every site people say “Take at least 2 quarts of water per person. There is no shade during hike”. And boy is that right! The hike up is pretty steep in some areas and goes between trail, slick rock, and sand. Maybe we are just out of shape but we were sweating pretty hard by the end of it. In our defense it was about 100 degrees out. But we definitely got pushed along by the kids and grandmas who were hiking next to us and finished in good time๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‚

My favorite adventure buddy and my best pal! Being married to someone with a desire for adventure is so fun. We are so excited for the rest of our summer adventures and can’t wait to share them!

Double window trail next to the double arch. This trail was soooo windy while we were hiking if you can’t tell from the picture. We were ready to run back to the car and out of the sand storm after this one!

The double arch! Being inside this cove reminded me so much of Lake Powell! And made me so excited to go next month.

That’s the end of our trip to Moab! Now onto our next Southern Utah adventure!๐Ÿ˜Š

26 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    June 13, 2017

    You rock my little girl!

  2. Rayna

    June 13, 2017

    I’m looking forward to hiking here someday! I recently added it to my bucket list. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. storiesoffaithforkids

    June 13, 2017

    Great pictures. I’ve never been out west and it looks awesome.

  4. R Srinivas

    June 13, 2017

    I have been following your blogs which has always been interesting, which is the base point for this hike?

  5. kaushik55

    June 13, 2017

    Great post.

  6. kelseysimmons12@gmail.com

    June 13, 2017

    That’s is awesome! Hopefully you make it there. It is so worth it!๐Ÿ˜Š

  7. kelseysimmons12@gmail.com

    June 13, 2017

    You should definitely take a trip someday. It won’t disappoint, I promise!๐Ÿ˜Š

  8. kelseysimmons12@gmail.com

    June 13, 2017

    The base is in Arches National Park at the Wolfe Ranch parking lot. Then it’s about 1.5 miles into the trail!

  9. kelseysimmons12@gmail.com

    June 13, 2017

    Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

  10. kelseysimmons12@gmail.com

    June 13, 2017

    Oh thankssss daddddd๐Ÿ˜œ

  11. Ashleigh

    June 14, 2017

    Wonderful blog, for someone who wished to see the sites of the world – this is awesome.
    I will definitely be reading more – X

  12. Andrew

    June 14, 2017

    Beautiful place, someday I want to visit it too!

  13. nadineschima

    June 14, 2017

    This seems to be a place incredibly beautiful and mysterious. I would like to show it to my kids

  14. kelseysimmons12@gmail.com

    June 14, 2017

    It’s absolutely breathtaking! And totally kid friendly. You should take them someday!๐Ÿ˜Š

  15. kelseysimmons12@gmail.com

    June 14, 2017

    Thank you Ashleigh! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  16. kelseysimmons12@gmail.com

    June 14, 2017

    It’s a must-see. Definitely make it a bucket list item!๐Ÿ˜Š

  17. gibbscalder

    June 16, 2017

    Nature does remind us how amazing and awesome our world is. As an Australian ( Queenslander) who loves adventure and travel, great to see that both of you are starting young and making plans. Add Uluru ( Ayers Rock in the Red Centre) to your bucket list Kelsey. Marg Gibbs

  18. kelseysimmons12@gmail.com

    June 16, 2017

    Thanks Marg I will have to look it up and add it to my list! You will have to make it over to the USA to see some of our sights!๐Ÿ˜Š

  19. Debbie L. Belair

    June 17, 2017

    stunningly beautiful!

  20. Kristy

    June 17, 2017

    When you are a kid you don’t realize just how awesome the historical sites that you have been to are. So great that you can now relive and share them with others. Love reading your post and see the fun pictures.

  21. kelseysimmons12@gmail.com

    June 17, 2017

    Thanks mama๐Ÿ˜Š

  22. ollizzzle

    June 20, 2017

    wow! the photos are so pretty๐Ÿ˜

  23. kelseysimmons12@gmail.com

    June 20, 2017

    Thank you so much!๐Ÿ˜Š

  24. Sahar

    June 21, 2017

    Great post! And amazing pictures โค

  25. Good Morning Jesus

    June 21, 2017

    Very cool! ๐Ÿ™‚ My family and I came across an arch similar to these, which I believe was also in Utah, as we were traveling to Colorado. That was the very same trip that I just posted about on my blog yesterday, where we hiked a trail that led to several gorgeous waterfalls. And yes, it was windy on the top!

  26. kelseysimmons12@gmail.com

    June 22, 2017

    Wow that is amazing! Loved your post. And glad there are more travelers in Southern Utah!๐Ÿ˜Š Thank you so much for reading!

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