I'm sure this was a magnificent valley before we humans started building here. Who am I to think we could ruin it? Nope. It's still beautiful with all the new neighborhoods and houses. Plenty of room for everybody? Up to a point…
Yep, even though it's still Fall, there's solid moisture in the air. For the record, it's around 20 degrees and clear. I'm glad it doesn't feel like the deep bone-chilling cold that you get on the coast.
My lawn is covered with a layer of big yellow leaves, and I'd better get them off before it snows over them. What's it like where you are?
We recently had a week of downpours that cause some mudslides and flooding. Here's a video of my trip across town:
Although I shot this video before the most mud damage occured, you can see that our main street is not exactly imune to a strong storm's effects.
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Now then, the news! Just dug out today from the SLC newspaper:
Land Exchange To Boost Utah Recreation and Energy Development
My wife and I drove up the River Road (Hwy 128) Sunday while it was raining, to see the waterfalls (I think we saw about 30) coming off the cliffs. We weren't alone. There were hundreds of gawkers enjoying this rare sight. These are the result of literal flash floods on top of the mesa rushing over the edge. Some day I'd like to see them from the top…
Our weather has been splendid for the last couple weeks, with even some much-needed rain last weekend. Things are still muddy and dead-looking, but the trails are scattered with locals out taking their first-of-the-year hikes.
This is my favorite time of the year around town. It's just before the clouds of visitors come, but the weather is soooo inviting. Shopkeepers on Main Street are so cheerfully sweeping in front of their shops, waving at their neighbor/competitors in unbridled optimism. It's just a joy-filled time to reward us for all the back-breaking grinding work that "the season" brings. NOT THAT ANY OF US ARE COMPLAINING!
This has really been felt in Moab Utah where we depend on tourism from our two national parks, two national monuments and a state park. My clients are wondering if they can disconnect their phones for a while so they don’t have to take their cancellations!
If you want a clue on what other Federal shutdowns have done to our country, here’s a quick link:
We have a huge number of great hikes and drives within a few miles, all explained by our Information Center at the corner of Main and Center streets. Good Luck! Come to Moab!