Tuesday, September 22
Tuesday was spent at Arches National Park. The only note in my journal is that we saw a desert cottontail very early in the day; everything else is scribbled on the maps of the park.
Notes from our map:
1. View from La Sal Mountains Viewpoint.
2. Neither of us took any photos at the Courthouse Towers. For the Petrified Dunes Viewpoint I have a note: ‘No photos, not that photogenic’ but Al found it more photogenic than me and took this shot.
3. Balanced Rock. Of course we both have dozens of shots of this natural monument.
4. Hiking down the trail to ‘The Windows’ section.
5. A view of ‘Delicate Arch’ from the distance. We were planning to catch this arch up close during the sunset.
6. Our next stop was ‘Devil’s Garden’, a long (and at times very difficult) hike.
We love Arches Park, especially the windows of the Double Arch. Thanks for the memories.
Do you stay in Moab? I love that place – there’s so much around to see!
We took a day trip from our (then) home in Fruita, Co.
Beautiful – and I like how you scribble on the maps – nice keepsake!
Scribbling on maps is a great way to keep track of where you went and what happened – little moments that you probably forget if it hadn’t been written down at the time it happened.
a geological paradise 🙂
I call Utah and Arizona the ‘again and again’ states – you can go back so many times and always end up seeing new and spectacular geology…
…and I would imagine the pictures would change with the different light in the day like Ayers Rock in Australia.
We planned the day based on morning sights, afternoon hike and sun set at Delicate Arch but if we had switched around the order we would have had totally different photos.
The light and shadow in that top picture of the obelisk is spectacular! Wait, didn’t I see that scene in “2001: Space Odyssey” 😉
At times it certainly felt that we were in some futuristic movie!
One of my most favorite places anywhere in the world!
Utah and Arizona certainly never run out of things to see…
I’ve lived in Utah my whole life and haven’t been to Aches yet. It is on my bucket list, and your photos make me want to go even more. Thanks for joining the challenge!
There’s so much to see in Utah I think it would be impossible to see everything even if you lived there!
So true! The world is filled with amazing things to see.
Hopefully the rattlesnake wasn’t playing tug-o-war with the lens cap!
I was all for abandoning the lens cap but Al went for the quick snatch method and survived!
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