Oh, Southern Utah!

I blog (and blab!) a lot about traveling and hiking National Parks. But one place captures my imagination like no other, and that place is Southern Utah.


What an extravaganza of nature’s beauty! And I was lucky enough to spend many days there this past summer.

It’s hard to pick a favorite National Park, but if I had to it would likely be Canyonlands in, you guessed it, Southern Utah! The Needles District is pretty remote, about 80 miles out of Moab. Not too many people make the trip, which makes it even better. This time around I did the Druid Arch hike, an 11 miler with scenes like this along the way:


I rarely get lost on a trail, but I spent a good deal of time walking in circles on this one, and almost gave up on finding my destination. But I don’t quit easy, and I knew the arch had to be something pretty special. Was I wrong?


Here I sit in cold, damp New England, waiting for my next summer adventure in Southern Utah. Sigh.

Author: brendakstone

Brenda K. Stone is the pen name for Barb Lee, a native of Western Massachusetts who loves to write, travel the world, hike the world, and go to rock concerts. When not engaging in these particular adventures or the several other activities she enjoys that leave her no time for rest, you can find her dreaming of living on the roads of the American West in an RV, and her fuzz ball bunny Muffin not far away, probably sleeping.

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