Moab: Utah’s capital of adventure

I gotta say, our Memorial Day trip to Moab was already my third voyage to that amazing place. And finally I can say I tried out all the main attractions Moab has to offer, so I think it’s a very good time to finally write that post.

So first of all, what Moab?

If you just thought that’s a ridiculous question, I’m really sorry, but I did meet people who I had to explain what is Moab.

So, Moab is a city on the East side of the state, about an hour from Colorado border and 6 hours from Denver. It’s a typical tourist city, with lodging and tourist attractions ads on every corner. Sometimes driving through there I ask myself a question- “Are there any people actually living here?”, because honestly, it’s really hard to find here a normal house.

I did mention tourist attractions, so now another question pops up.  Why do tourists come to Moab? Hot, small and not very famous. But still, thousands of people come to visit every month. The reason for that is simple- wide variety of outdoor activities. Starting with famous Arches National Park, through plenty of wonderful mountain biking and ATV trails, amazing rock climbing and canyoneering places and finishing on beautiful rafting areas.

 

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Colorado Climbing Treasures

Colorado Climbing Treasures

You can’t fall if you don’t climb. But there’s no joy of living your whole life on the ground.”

Like I promised, here’s a second post about climbing coming. This one I would like to direct to people from the “outside”, visiting Colorado, trying to find some state adventures or people who are maybe just moving in and want to check out that famous Colorado climbing.

Because cmon, it’s everywhere. Whoever you’ll ask- “Hey, what y’all doing in Colorado in the summer?” (yeah,  I know, of course, no one will ask that, it’s a stupid question, but MAYBE). You’ll always hear the same answer.

Cause Colorado is about three things:

14ers, whitewater rafting and rock climbing

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Rock Climbing 101

My last trip to Moab marked half-year anniversary of my relationship with climbing [just realised]. I also took another step in my career, which is signing up for membership in a climbing gym. So I finally decided to write those two coming posts. (Yeah, gotta say I’ve thought about it good few times before, but I think I wasn’t ready).

What I see is very common with people who want to start climbing is struggle, mostly, with fear [I’m not talking here about aliens, like myself, who aren’t really concerned about danger around them]; or/and aren’t sure what to expect.

So my main reasons for writing this particular post are to introduce rock climbing a tiny bit, to make it a little less mysterious, and to incourage you to give that wonderful sport a shot.

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