2011 Summer Vacation, Day 17

We got up early to walk out to Landscape Arch, since we had to be in Denver by sunset.  The morning light was great:

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Landscape Arch, the world’s longest natural arch with a span of 290 feet, is amazing.  It has lost significant amounts of material in the last 20 years, so go see it while it’s still standing:

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Pine Tree Arch and Tunnel Arch:

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“Race ya to the bottom!”

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Really, it’s not as bad as it looks:

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Skyline Arch:

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Our campsite wasn’t much to look at, but just getting into Arches’ only campground was quite an achievement:

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More arches in the Windows Section of the park:

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Looking North towards the Fiery Furnace:

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We left Arches shortly before noon.  When the kids were having their Junior Ranger books stamped, the ranger mentioned that she grew up in Oregon.  I asked her if she had heard of Hancock, and it turned out that she had been a camper there, though years after I was done staffing there.

We drove to Denver for Shabbos.  The drive through the Rockies was scenic, though it’s much more pretty in the winter.  We stayed with a wonderful family (name withheld for privacy), and had the pleasure of experiencing the Aish Denver community:

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We drove 370 miles today:

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2011 Summer Vacation, Day 16
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