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BLOB_CASTLE  ·  3637 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Where have you been that seemed other-wordly?

Not a day goes by where I don't think about this tall ridge at Arches National Park. I dream about going back there everyday to feel the happiness and sense of being alive I felt there. There truly is something mystical about this place.

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  3637 days ago  ·  link  ·  

A little more Arches. I very much like panoramas. Both of these photos were taken with my phone and no editing was done.

thenewgreen  ·  3637 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Beautiful photos BC, I can see why you dream about going back. I'm about due for some outdoor adventure. I've got the bikes all tuned-up, just need an interesting trail to go ride.

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  3637 days ago  ·  link  ·  

A biking trip sounds incredible. You know, there are cross country biking trips I hear people take all the time. Perhaps a summer cross country Hubski trip is in order?

steve  ·  3637 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Arches is amazing. Do you live near there? Next time you go, give Goblin Valley a try, or even Little Wildhorse Canyon a try.

indeed we do have similar tastes.

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  3637 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Nowhere near. I go to school outside of Chicago. Moab is high on my radar though of places to go once I'm out of here. I thought I'd like being in a dense urban area. Unfortunately it turns out I was meant to be right in the heart of nature.

I don't see how I couldn't go to either of those places after learning about them now. I can't imagine what it would feel like being surrounded by that much beauty.

steve  ·  3637 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm not quite halfway between you and Moab - but you're welcome to crash at my place in Denver on your way through next time.

And if you're looking for an urban area very near to surrounding nature..... Denver's a great place to live.

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  3637 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That sounds like an incredible offer. I've been starting to think of places to take my summer vacation and that might be the answer.

I've been thinking of where to go after here and Portland is high on the list. Kansas City is up there also just because that's where I grew up and all of my family is there as well as a lot of friends. If I check out Denver soon, that might be taken into consideration. On the same trip as the one to Moab, we drove back to KC and camped at Sylvan Lake in Eagle, then stopped at Colorado Springs/Manitou Springs to check out some sites.