I spent my long weekend [thanks to PTO, not President’s Day] in Moab doing some very sandy car camping, roaming around the trails and re-inventing life with a little help from bacon. I made the trip with a few friends and we had quite the weekend filled with bacon, sand, snow and many, many miles. I even got to put my new Ultimate Direction Fastpack to good use on a 40+ mile trek along The Whole Enchilada trails.

Our trek took us from the sandy desert up into the snowy mountains, which meant we had to pack along a lot of gear…and that is exactly why what we originally planned as a trail run became an adventurous trek. I learned really fast that it is HARD to run uphill in sand while carrying a pack full of heavy wintry gear. At the end of the day it was well worth the drive, the packing, the sandy shoes and the slippery mud.

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In the very near future, when I have the time + brain space, I’m going to recap our adventure while “running” the Whole Enchilada trails because I actually have accurate GPS data and I think it’s some useful information to share. I had a hard time finding anything online that wasn’t about a guided mountain biking trip. But…for now, all you get is a few teaser photos! Turns out life doesn’t stop just because you turned off your phone for a long weekend away from reality!

Happy “welcome back to reality” week…hopefully you’re enjoying caffeine and a literal take on Fat Tuesday as much as I am!


7 Comments

Logan · February 18, 2015 at 7:27 am

I really like that the trail is actually called the “Whole Enchilada.” I thought that’s just what you were calling it on Insta, ha. Looking forward to the recap and more photos!

    Heidi Nicole · February 18, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Ha, yup, that’s it’s name! I’d like to go back out there and do it again without the snow — aka, smaller packs with water, but no winter gear. It’s a fun trail!

Brenda @ Don't Lose the Trail · February 18, 2015 at 7:03 am

I am so jealous, as usual! It’s nice to see your pictures and remember there is still a world out there beyond the ice and snow…

    Heidi Nicole · February 18, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Thank you! It was ironic hiking up a sandy trail with snowshoes strapped to our pack!

Lynn (Tahoe Fabulous) · February 18, 2015 at 9:45 am

Ugh! I’m so jealous. I really want to go to Moab. It looks like you had so much fun!

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