Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Beer and Wine of Moab

Spanish Valley Vineyards and Winery is a small farm winery owned and operated by the Dezelsky Family where, in Moab Utah, they grow and produce:

* CHARDONNAY - Dry with tropical fruit flavors
* GEWURZTRAMINER - Off dry with citrus flavors
* RIESLING - Crisp and fruity, apple flavors
* CHERRY WINE - A glass of cherry pie!
* Late Harvest RIESLING - Sweet dessert wine
* CABERNET SAUVIGNON - Dry with berry flavors
* MERLOT – Future Release $15.95

Castle Creek Winery produces:
• Chenin Blanc $9.95
• Lily Rose White $8.95
• Chardonnay $9.95
• Outlaw Red $10.95
• Merlot $12.95
• Cabernet Sauvignon $12.95
• Kid Red $10.95
• Uintah Blanc $8.95
• Gewurztraminer $9.95

The Moab Brewery has this selection to offer palates.
• Elephant Hill Wheat Ale
• Derailleur Ale
• Black Raven Oatmeal Stout
• Porcupine Pilsner German Lager
• Merrimack Steamer Lager
• Sit Down, Shut Up, & Hold On Belgian Wheat
• Dead Horse Amber Ale
• Scorpion Pale Ale
• Lizard Ale Wheat Ale
Full Strength Selections come in the Desert Select Series
• Black Imperial IPA
• Trippel
• Scottish Style Ale

Eddie McStiff's Beer
• Rock Amber
• Canyon Cream Ale
• Raspberry Wheat
• Blueberry Wheat
• Pure Desert Wheat

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Firey Furnace Hike In Arches National Park

The Fiery Furnace requires use of your hands and good health. Not an easy hike, such an informative hike, you are with a Ranger. Plan ahead, reserve this tour online.

First, research the hike. There are video clips to help you evaluate the hike. Read the age restrictions too.

A nice park newspaper is handed to visitors at the fee collection booth. Trail distances and approximate lengths of time are provided to enable a strategy for exploring Arches National Park.
April - November the park visitor center is open 7:30 am - 6:30 pm. Stop in to get the materials as you arrive in Moab to mull over during dinner. Hot summer months, get on the trail early, have a simple breakfast snack at an Arch! In June, dusk is at 8:45 pm, so set out on an evening walk, make it a sandwich-kind-of-supper, something lighter than usual. Or there is always Denny's (open 24 hours) to eat dinner afterwards.