Moab is a little town that got rich off uranium in the 1950s. It's one of the only places on earth that lamented the end of the cold war. But it had a few other things going for it. Starting with John Ford's "Wagonmaster", the area has provided the back drop for numerous motion pictures. It has also been raking in a lot of tourist dollars in the past 20 or so years as a mecca for off road vehicles, mountain biking, hiking, base jumping, canyoneering and other sports that verge on the insane. It is also the most logical base camp for visiting Canyonlands and Arches national parks. Vicki was sure we would be able to find plenty of stuff to keep us busy for four weeks, I was somewhat less convinced.
Our first exploration was up the colorado river, which crosses the main highway just north of town. This was a largely visual experience, so I'll turn this into a photo piece from here on out.