Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Spent the night in Utah in a cave up in the hills

Last week I spent a few days in Moab, Utah for a scientific meeting. My boss, his master's student, and I skipped out on a session of talks so we could go check out Arches National Park.

The road through Arches:

Along the roadside:

Cairn marking the trail:

Stone steps:

Approaching Delicate Arch:

Delicate Arch:

We did this the morning of the day that park ranger got shot. Pretty crazy. I hope they catch the guy. We saw the beginning of the manhunt. There were well over a hundred law enforcement officials, and even an FBI helicopter.

And in case you were wondering, the meeting was fun (I knew a LOT more people there than I thought I would, including two very good friends), my talk was well received, and I'm told I did a good job even though I went into it with very little preparation (considering I was still writing it at the beginning of the session in which I was presenting - Who says procrastination never works?). Next year's is in Mexico. I'm already starting to lobby my boss to let me go to that one.


Amber said...

good times! congrats on your great talk! those steps are so cool, i wonder how long it took to carve them out - too bad your next trip isn't to NEW mexico! ;>

Heff said...

Nice. I spent the night with a woman.

She rolled over constantly, hit me in the face with her arms, and shoved her knee up my ass on more than one occasion.

I got no sleep.


Searching For A Cave In The Hills.

nobich said...

What a neat place! & sorry about your ass Heff..

Bill From Gainesville said...

Maybe the guy who shot that park ranger was sleeping in that very same cave, but he was with a woman that kept elbowing him, and got no sleep and was cranky and when he asked the ranger for directions out of the desert the park ranger gave him a snoody answer so thats why he shot him on account of him being cranky sleeping in a cave with a woman?

Troll said...

Maybe the hippie they say is a suspect is innocent and some chick he spent a night in a cave with framed him because he kept ramming his knee in her ass.