Last week was the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, Utah. The past few years, a couple Gossamer Gear Ambassadors and employees get together before the show to do a couple days of hiking. I had the opportunity to help organize this year’s powwow. I couldn’t believe the response I got when I put this trip out there! We had trail ambassadors from both East and West (and really everywhere in between) either driving or flying out to do this hike. It was a fantastic opportunity for me to get to know my fellow Trail Ambassadors and to pick the brains of the best hikers out there! This is day one of our Utah Adventures.
One of the Trail Ambassadors, Sirena, works for the Arizona Trail (what a dream job!) and had the coolest car wrapped in an Arizona Trail topo map! We followed the hard-to-miss car to the trailhead for our hike to Jeep Arch.
The trail starts out by hiking through this “tunnel”. How cool is that?
Jeep Arch really looks like a car from a distance. The best part is you can actually hike through it! We continued through the arch and made a loop. Thanks to Will Rietveld for leading! He knows his stuff!
Of course we all like to live a little on the edge. Ok, some do more than others! Steven AKA Twinkle, hangs with the birds.
After our hike, we split into smaller groups and did some additional hiking. My group decided to find a spot for sunset. We hiked around The Windows in Arches National Park. We had way too much fun acting like tourists!
As the sun was going down, we scoped out the perfect place to watch it set. We found a hill near balanced rock. It’s really gorgeous how the sun makes subtle changes on the rocks. I’m lucky to be able to experience such a beautiful place with great friends!