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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Tour of Southern Utah comes to an end

Lower Emerald Pools
Originally uploaded by kmoehl2000.

How often does every run of the week get to be one where you are stopped by the beauty that surrounds you? You try to take a picture, but it just can't capture what you are seeing and feeling? This week of visiting some very special places in Southern Utah has been an experience unlike any other I've had. Every run takes me to another beautiful place; I feel like a kid in a huge playground. Today I had hikers comment that I was smiling as I ran up ahead - how could I not?

I am now sitting in Cedar City after a day of indulgence (20 mile run, dinner out in Springdale at Oscar's Cafe, a chocolate pumpkin pie blizzard with oreos - I have weird cravings - and a hotel room) reflecting on the last couple of days and in a way I feel without words to explain this time spent alone in southern Utah. (perhaps I'm seriously over-indulged with all of this running and today's top off) In any case, hopefully I've captured some of these travels and experiences in the pictures. I've added more pictures to the National & State Parks picture folder on (click on any of these to see more)
Upper Emerald Pool
I think this is my "happy place" Upper Emerald Pool in Zion
ridge trail
cool view
on the loop at Bryce

I do know that I'll be back! I've already mapped out and made a list of stops for my next trip to southern Utah.

Tomorrow I head west - plan to stay in Bishop with the Patituccis. If you want to see some REALLY good photos check out their website


gtach said...

i think you succeeded in capturing some of that wow! at least it make me say, "wow!". thanks for sharing your thoughts and images of your adventures!

6:32 AM  
fatboy said...

Your photography skills are amazing! I think you have captured the true reason many of us run in the outdoors.

7:21 AM  
Krissy Moehl said...

Thanks guys. In places as beautiful as these you don't need to be skilled... k

7:30 AM  
olga said...

Wonderful picture...gorgeous places. Reminds me my trips there. I love canyons and the solitary.

9:40 AM  
Kendall K said...

The pictures are great, but I want to go with you the next time you go. Assuming that you will slow down enough to let me keep up. I'm sure that you can convince my wife to let me go running with a 29 year-old, very attractive, single woman, right? Glad you're having fun; jealous as hell. Kendall

12:23 PM  
Anonymous said...

Awesome stuff Krissy. Wow what a road trip your having. Lucky girl. And yea it would be fun to go with one those knows the cool trails. Enjoy the rest of your trip. If your runing around the Tahoe area I'm availble for guide services.

4:32 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hi Krissy,
I'm Federico from Italy (if you remember we exchanged few e-mails when you were working at Montrail a couple of months before you came to UTMB) and I just found out your blog and I wanted just tell you that if you want to come to Italy running on Alps you always have a place to stay and friends to run with. What you are doing is what a call good life lived at his best!
Keep running

5:10 AM  

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