|Balanced Rock ... That's the name of this gem, my fav!|
Lunch in hand. Eat Fresh!
We didn't pull into Arches National Park until 11AM. With the exception of my Teckie, we were moving like molasses in Alaska. Laying in bed sounded awesome, but we had sights to see. Picking up Subway sandwiches to eat in the park, we drove five minutes to the entrance and watched a short movie at the Visitors Center. This film explained how Arches was formed. I wish I could relay the process that led to the unbelievable scenery, but I can't. What my inner geologist did take away was that is has to do with what wind, water and millions of years can create.
|Stock photo :)|
Pictures don't do these goliath rock formations justice
|Look Carefully. At the bottom left of arch is Tiny |
Daniel standing with his arms reaching up.
Did you know that today new arches are being formed and old ones destroyed? This place is art in motion, but moving at snail speed. To date there are over 2,000 catalogued arch ranges here.
What I did like about this place was that most of it was seen by driving in our air-conditioned car. The average temperature this time of year is 100 degrees, so I guess you could say we were "lucky" that when we did hit the trails it was only 89 degrees!
|Teeny Us Trailing through Devil's Garden.|
There is one Arch we did not see because we are saving it for sunset tonight. Delicate Arch is a popular place to catch a killer sunset, and the hike to it is 1/3 of a mile. So really, it's just an after dinner walk with God's beautiful artwork for dessert.
|Lucas and Daniel are those specs on the bottom left|