Arches has the highest concentration of natural stone arches in the world...2500 at last count.
It is AMAZING to see them and to hike around them and see the natural and awe inspiring beauty. It is amazing to think that these arches took millions of years of erosion to create. Like anything, arches have a life cycle. Eventually the arch will become too heavy for itself and fall.
|The Three Gossips|
|Believed there used to be an arch connecting these two structures.|
We hiked around North Window and South Window arches and then over to turret arch.
|taking a water break at base|
|Can you see us??|
|view of north and south|
|view of North and South|
|hiking down from turret arch|
This was one of my favorite arches to climb. the view underneath was incredible.
|unofficial mini reunion...|
|charles, enjoying the rewards of his climb.|
|he says its magnetos helmet...I say it looks like found porn.|
various other things:
|herd of elephants|
Delicate arch. This is a freestanding arch. Again, thank goodness for a telephoto lens. We didnt have the time or energy to hike all the way out there.
|not quite as zoomed|
|still further away. Little zoomed|
|you can see how far we were from the delicate arch|
|zoom lens on delicate arch|
On the way back to Monticello to the reunion, we were driving and the clouds started thickening up and rain started moving in. We caught the clouds halfway up the mountains.
All in all, one of my favorite days of vacation.