We started our Moab vacation in the Sand Flats Recreation Area. First we played on Baby Lion's Back, then we headed off to Porcupine Rim.
There were some bikes unloading at the trailhead and we got started quite a bit ahead of them. The trail started out as a fun trip up ledges here and there, and some of them were quite challenging.
We came to a wide open area and found a bigger ledge on the right with a bypass on the left. No one took the bypass, so we all got to play. Monica found out that ledges are a lot more difficult without a front locker, and Kendall really met his match. It was a steep ledge with sand at the bottom, and it took front and rear lockers to get through the twisty part.
We soon got to the end at the edge of the rim where we set up for lunch. It was a bit chilly but not too bad. The views were incredible, and everyone spent lots of time sightseeing on the edge. There were lots of things to see, and it ended up being a fantastic lunch.
We headed down, and everyone really enjoyed the series of ledges you have to climb to get back away from the rim's edge. Kendall's Samurai started giving him troubles, so we had to stop in a couple of places. It just didn't feel like running.
We took the shortcut back out to Sand Flats Road, and then Kendall's Samurai just quit. The guys took a look and started working on it, and then it started snowing. It was a wet snow with a mixture of hail, and it wasn't pleasant.
We were planning on running Hell's Revenge, but in the end we decided that being exposed at the top of the slickrock dome in that weather wouldn't be smart. We headed off to Potato Salad Hill instead, and it ended up being a great time.
This trail was even better than we thought it would be, and it was a great start to our vacation.
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