As much as I love climbing rocks in the Rubicon with Storm here in Moab, I am determined to enjoy the more physical activities available in the area. The Grandstaff Trail just 3 miles out of town off Hwy 128 is described as a moderate 4.5 mile roundtrip hike back to a natural bridge called Morning Glory. I don’t want to hike alone so I must entice Storm to join me.
Storm succumbs to my offer of a big filling breakfast at the Moab Diner, but first we leave early for the hike then breakfast. No, I am not cruel – we both eat a light breakfast before setting out and my knapsack is full of snacks. I just know that our age, we are more likely to take a nap than a hike after a stack of pancakes, 2 eggs and crispy bacon.