Moab: Devil's Garden Campground

The campground on our second night was quite possibly the most beautiful campground I have ever been to. It's called Devil's Garden and it's at the very back of Arches. We set up our tent earlier in the day because we worried it was going to rain, but instead it was just really windy. We tried to take a nap but it was far too warm. We cooked our tinfoil dinners that had been packed in dry ice so they were still slightly frozen, but they cooked up great. After some s'mores, we went on another hike. We had planned to just relax around the campground, but we were next door to a group of 3 young families. They had at least 6 kids under the age of 4, which meant that someone was crying at all times. I'd like to think I have a pretty high tolerance for crying children because I've spent so much time babysitting and with my nieces and nephews, but we didn't think the parents were handling the situation very well. One kid would start crying and the parent would snap back and yell at them even louder than the tears and the sound just kept amplifying against the big rocks. It was kind of unfortunate for us, so we just tried to make the best of the situation and take more hikes!

In the evening, we went to the campground amphitheater for a ranger talk. The park ranger was a super cute gal who used to be an art museum curator in Chicago and then she discovered the outdoors, moved to Utah, and is now a park ranger. She taught us about the sounds we'll hear at night in this area and which animals they are. She went around and asked everyone where they were from and we felt REALLY cool to be locals.

It rained pretty much all night while we were in the tent but Greg's Marmot tent kept us completely dry! Woot woot. 

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