Day 646: Arches National Park

Today we visited Arches National Park.  We were last here on Day 17 of our 2011 Vacation, so this time we focused on areas we didn’t get to see last time.  Our first stop was the area called Wall Street:

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Next we drove to the Delicate Arch trailhead and hiked the trail to the arch:

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A portion of the hike follows a ledge above the canyon below:

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We had a bit of company at the arch:

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M watching from a distance:

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Delicate Arch seen through Frame Arch:

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Hiking back to the truck:

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Near the parking lot, there’s a 16th century pictograph site:

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We also found this bird feeding its young:

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Cabins from 19th century homesteaders are also on display here:

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We drove on to the Windows section of the park.  Our first hike was to Double Arch, the highest arch in the park:

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Next we hiked to Turret Arch:

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…And then on to North Window and South Window:

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B photographed the view towards the Fiery Furnace:

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South Window:

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North Window:

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Balanced Rock:

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Looking South up Wall Street:

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This structure is called The Cathedral, I think:

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Arches is an amazing park, but both Trish and I agreed that after five weeks in Southern Utah, our appetite for red rock vistas has been sated, and we’re ready to move on.

Good Shabbos from Moab, Utah!

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