A Few Days In

Big Desert Energy (BDE)

by Jeralyn Gerba
Wild landscapes in Southeast Utah. Photo by Jeralyn Gerba.

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Even if you haven’t heard of Moab in southeastern Utah, you may recognize its wild landscape: crimson desert as far as the eye can see, golden canyons carved out by the Colorado River, and gravity-defying rock totems made from boulders teetering — impossibly — on top of other boulders. (There are more than 2,000 of these majestic geological wonders in Arches National Park just north of the town’s Main Street.) Moab is the gateway to jaw-dropping backdrops and time-space expansion.

This is the kind of place you should really visit soon if you’re feeling disconnected, middle-aged, or just a little meh. 

Sound like anyone you know?

(Good news: It’s not too late to plan for spring break this year.)

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