• USA,  Utah,  We12hike

    Negro Bill Canyon Trail: a must-do in Moab

    Click here to go to the Dutch version of this post. While staying in the town of Moab, Utah, most people venture out to visit the nearby national parks such as Arches and Canyonlands. However, due to a meet-up with a local guy named Allen, we were told that just outside of town, there’s a great half day hike that anyone should do, called Negro Bill Canyon Trail. The name may sound a bit odd (there has been talk about changing the name because of the word Negro) but it was named after William Grandstaff, a black prospector who grazed his cattle here during the 1800s. Allen and his dog…

  • USA,  Utah,  We12bike,  We12inspire

    Slick Rock Trail: a mountainbike ride up to 100 degrees!

    How to survive a mountainbike ride with temperatures of 101 degrees Fahrenheit? 101°F is equals 38°C. Normally I’m not a real fan of biking with this extreme heat, but when in Moab, you just can’t ignore an adventurous ride on the slick rock and the famous Slick Rock Trail. For every mountainbike lover, this trail is a true must-do when vacationing around Moab, Utah. Here are some of our tips and tricks to make the most out of this epic trail. – Get up very early, so if you’re renting a bike, pick it up the day before so you can start pedaling before sunrise. In the morning the sun is not…

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    Utah,  We12inspire

    Sunrise at Mesa Arch: how you can capture this!

    How to capture the most stunning sunrise ever: the sunrise at Mesa Arch When planning our four week USA roadtrip that we made in June 2013 and googling pictures of “must-sees” in Utah, I quickly stumbled upon a gorgeous picture of the sun rising behind an arch. I figured this picture was taken in Arches National Park but some further research learned me that it was actually taken in Canyonlands. Instantly I knew that I needed to go to this park. And see this sunrise for myself. Maybe even attempt to get a shot like that while seeing the sunrise at Mesa Arch.   With these simple steps that basically…