Arches 2014

Our visit to Arches National Park was nothing short of amazing. We spent most of the day driving through the park mesmerized by the towers, arches and balanced rocks. One of the first formations to catch our eye was Balanced Rock, which is exactly as the name implies; a giant rock balancing on a column of rocks. As we continued our tour, we stopped to admire a few of the 2,000+ natural sandstone arches that the park contains. Finally, we came to the famous Delicate Arch. We were just going to take a short walk to a viewpoint but unknowingly ended up on the 1.5 mile trail to the actual arch. It was well worth it! We’ve all seen many pictures of Delicate Arch, but to stand within feet of it is a different experience. It is such a beautiful sight, not just the arch but the landscape around it and the La Sal’s standing tall in the distance. On our way out of Arches we stopped to see the ancient petroglyphs. These Ute rock carvings were drawn sometime betweeen A.D. 1650 and 1850. They depict a simpler time with most of the drawings being of big horn sheep and humans on horseback. The red rock wonderland that is Arches National Park was a beautiful place. No wonder it’s the symbol for Utah. We can’t wait to see what else this state has in store for us!!

“The desert holds a perfect and natural balance between lifelessness and living vibrancy” Edward Abbey

CF 11/18/14

Brave Explorations. Soulful Discoveries.

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