Saturday, April 5, 2008

Arches National Park

(Any image can be enlarged by clicking it)

Arches National Park is only 3 miles north of Moab.
The park has great sandstone monoliths EVERYWHERE. This is one we saw while driving through the front portion.
This is called the "Balancing Rock."

On the hike to see the Delicate Arch Mike saw this arch and had to crawl up to it.

Behind me is the "Fiery Furnace." You can't hike within it without a guide or a hiking permit because it is a labyrinth of dead-end canyons.

This is me going into the trail that will take you to three separate arches. The beginning of the trail was a path between two large walls of rock.

Tunnel Arch

Pine Tree Arch - You can see Mike just barely to the left. Remember to click on the picture if you want to see it larger.

Landscape Arch

Utah's wildlife - the Collared Lizard.

Ute Indian Petroglyphs

This huge slickrock face was where we had to hike up (and down) to get to Delicate Arch. It was much steeper than it looks. You can see some people at the bottom of the face and you can see our car in the WAY back (you might have to click on it).

This is what Arches National Park uses for trail markers.

On the way to Delicate Arch...

Delicate Arch is actually at the top of this wind and erosion-formed "bowl." You can see the La Sal Mountains in the back.

The famous Delicate Arch.

No comments: