Greetings fellow SP members!IT'S AN SP GATHERING AT ARCHES NATIONAL PARK!WHEN: Saturday, October 16th, 8:00AMWHERE:
Arches National Park Visitor's Center Parking LotWHO:
SP Members, friends, familyWHY:
A great opportunity to meet fellow SP members, make new friends, make future hiking and climbing plansThis event includes a hike of the Primitive Loop Trail in Arches National Park,
and after a rest period, followed by a shorter hike to Delicate Arch
at sunset. Total distance for the day is around 9 miles. It would be great to get a group photo of SP folks at Delicate Arch! DEVILS GARDEN/PRIMITIVE LOOP TRAIL REGION
and DELICATE ARCH AT SUNSET
As with the successful Colorado gatherings, the activities are designed so that just about anyone can participate and have a good time. Attendees need to be in reasonably good shape, having had some previous hiking experience, in this case, preferably in the high desert climate of Moab, Utah.Recommended items in addition to your normal desert dayhike gear include a jacket (for cool conditions) and a flashlight or headlamp for the walk back to our vehicles from Delicate Arch, as it will be dark. Additional water is important.
The Usual Suspects Hiking Group, of which I'm a member and are also members of SP, plan on attending. If you attended an SP Gathering in Colorado, you may have already met these fine folks. SP Gatherings are such a good time! We hope to have similar success in Moab, Utah.
For further information and activity ideas, see this SP page: ARCHES NATIONAL PARK.
If you plan on attending this event, please make an entry in this thread and I'll add your name to the roster below. That way we'll know who to look for. We look forward to meeting our SP friends, old and new, at Arches National Park, one of the COOLEST PLACES on the PLANET!A POST-EVENT DINNER WILL BE HELD
, probably at PASTA JAY'S
right in the center of Moab. Those in attendance will decide if the dinner takes place before or after the Delicate Arch evening hike
(Also posted in the Southwest Forum)CONFIRMED:
Aaron & Ellen Johnson
Randy & Sharon Breunlin
Liba Hardekopf & son