Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Monday, September 9 – This is what we woke up to Monday morning.


With NOA predicting a 70% chance of rain and possible heavy thunderstorms (They call it MONSOONAL MOISTURE), we decided to delay our hikes and instead drive through Canyonlands NP. Utah has been getting hit pretty severely with thunderstorms lately, and we don't want to experience one of those flash floods.

canyonlands sign

Didn't get to see much in Canyonlands. It's been raining pretty good here. Almost a half inch of rain has fallen today according to Paul's rain gauge. That's enough! This area of Utah only averages 9" per year and less than an inch average in September. Rain, Rain go away!

In case you have never been to Canyonlands when it is raining, here is what it looks like.




So much rain so fast, there were little water falls every where.water falls

The Colorado River was picking up speed…fast!colarodo river

We saw this for about 5 seconds, then it was gone.


We need to get moving on our hikes. We've already extended our stay in Moab a week and changed travel plans.  Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day!

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y'all back real soon. Have a great day!