Sure, it's pretty sweet to see the arches at Arches National Park in Moab, Utah, but if your a trail runner there are definitely better trails to run on in Moab. There are plenty of trails in the area that aren't crowded with people and are longer than a few miles in distance. One trail is the Porcupine Trail, which you can see in pictures from my previous post, or there is the Hidden Valley Trail which is featured in the video below. It's rightly named Hidden Valley as you would never be able to see it unless you climb up the Moab Rim. The main part of the trail actually sits on a "broad shelf" between the Moab Rim and Spanish Valley. The climb up to the valley is a blast as it's pretty technical and you may even want to use your hands. The view speaks for itself.
Simple Hydration Bottle:
A few people have already asked me about the bottle I had tucked into my shorts so I'll just give some quick info. The bottle is from my sponsor, Simple Hydration, and has gotten some great reviews like the one by Trail Run Magazine:http://www.simplehydration.com/a-great-review-by-trail-run-magazine/ . It was perfect for the run at Hidden Valley because the run wasn't super long but it was hot so I needed to take water and I wanted my hands free to help me climb some of the rocks. I've also used the bottle as a way to carry extra water on longer runs. To check the bottle out in more detail go to: http://www.simplehydration.com/ . Make sure to enter the Promo Code: SANDI at checkout and you'll get a pretty sweet discount.