Arches National Park

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September 15th 2013
Published: September 15th 2013
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Arches National Park is phenomenal. All along the 18-mile road from the entrance, sheer cliffs, spires, pinnacles, freestanding walls, and other unusual rock formations surrounded us. In what was once a large shallow inland sea, 100 million years of erosion has created this fantastic landscape. Many of the rock groupings have interesting names, like Park Avenue, named for the remarkable resemblance to skyscrapers, in NYC.

The iconic arch that appears on anything to do with Utah was unfortunately inaccessible today due to recent floods that wiped out the road. Disappointed at first, we soon recovered as we took in all the sights around us. As the name of this park suggests, there are plenty of arches to behold.

This quote from southwestern writer Ed Abbey sums it up: “This is a landscape that has to be seen to be believed - - and even then, confronted directly by the senses, it strains credulity.”

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15th September 2013

Guessed It!!!
Figured you would hit Arches next and so awesome. We went back the next morning to see more. We were a mile away from the famous arch and could have hiked the mile to it but way too hot to attempt. All these formations bigger than life. You are taking grand pictures. The sun so bright my pictures were not good like yours and also did not have a digital. Dazzled by it all. I imagine you will go to dead horse canyon or something like that and one other like green river canyon all close by out the other way. Not far. Just can't imagine the wonder of it all until you are actually there. So glad you are seeing this. Worth every moment in time and the expense. Just have to be there to believe. I took some pictures of the underside of the arches and bet you did too. See ya soon on another blog. :))
15th September 2013

Looks like beautiful scenery. Love your updates

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