It was one of those very common days in Moab Utah that was about 110 degrees Fahrenheit and perfectly clear skies. The thermometer reached 100 by 10 AM. We were hiking the area and decided to take a break from the heat and head to the La Sal mountains, less than hour South of Moab, the difference was amazing. Besides the cooler temperatures the most striking was the difference in landscape and plants.
We had left a dessert landscape less than an hour before and now we were in an alpine type area. Temperature in the low 70’s with fast russing streams, lakes, pines/ fur trees, and these amazing aspen trees reaching to the sky along side a ten foot plus wide stream with white water rapids heading down to feed the desert around moab and then to the Colorado River.