Southwest Vacation Day 4: Arches National Park
June 10, 2012
We explored Arches National Park today.
The first trail we did was from Wolfe Ranch to Delicate Arch, a formation that has become an icon of Utah. The trail is 3 miles round trip, though we did make it a little longer to recover a dropped lens cap.
Amber in the arch:
Amber and Andy in the arch:
This is a picture to the right of the arch. The rock forms a large bowl shape that Amber accidentally dropped our lens cap down. We found our way down there eventually and recovered the lens cap.
This is a picture from the bottom of the bowl looking up at Delicate Arch:
A picture of Andy looking for the lens cap:
Some petroglyphs on a rock wall near Wolfe Ranch:
The next trail(s) we did totaled around 8 miles. Some of the best hiking of our trip. We covered every trail you see in this picture except the .2 mile trail that takes you to Partition Arch.
These formations are called the Fins because they are long and narrow like shark fins sticking up out of the ground:
Double O Arch. If you look closely you can see there is a second, smaller arch under the big one:
Just a rock balancing precariously we encountered on the primitive trail: