I was surprised to see how two places that were a few mere thirty minutes apart could be so absolutely different in every way. Both the Morning Glory Canyon (also known as Negro Bill Trail) and Fisher Towers are along Scenic Highway 128 east of Moab. I hiked out of Morning Glory a few days ago after canyoneering but it was just our means to the end, it wasn't an enjoy the journey hike. There had to be a reason it is called Morning Glory and that was our motivation to hike it in the morning and save Fisher Towers for the afternoon.
Even though we were fairly early there were still a few cars already there. At 9:30am the sun was already intense. I went with long sleeves the entire day, no baring my arms today. After checking out the trailhead story, we hit the trail.
Others too were discovering why it was called Morning Glory!
This was my landing place when I rappelled on Thursday. Look down and you can see the bridge's reflection in the pool.
Look up and there is Morning Glory Bridge in all her glory!
It looks small but it is 120 feet up (although some say 75 feet). It's span is 243 feet.
Not very long into the hike, we were in amongst these magnificent towers.
It was blue sky, red rock, green trees everywhere and when I saw a splash of yellow I had to capture it!
.....I zoomed in! WOW!
With the clock ticking away, my thermometer reading +38C and a big day ahead tomorrow, we declared this our turn-around point and turned around for a fairly quick return hike.
I also declared I love Moab!