Published: June 13th 2009June 13th 2009
Boy am I tired. Arches was really cool and really tiring. I started off by walking the trail to Delicate Arch, which was a tough trip with a good deal of climbing, but very worth it. After that I went to the Devil's Garden area and took the trail to Double O Arch. That was a very tough trip. Lots of climbing, scrambling on rock surfaces, and not a lot to keep you on the trail. I got off the trail (lost) for about twenty minutes on the way back. My legs and lungs, as well as the sea (Seinfeld reference) were angry that day. After I got back to the car I made my way back to the Windows section. This was the easiest hike of the day with a lot of arches in a small area and not a lot of climbing, but I was so tired I didn't know if I was going to be able to make it all the way. Two things I learned today. First, mother nature is an awesome force. Second, three hours is too long not to be able to go to the bathroom when you're drinking a lot of water. I'm just
glad it was only 80 degrees and not 100 as it could be at this time of year. Time for bed.
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