Arches National Park … a hot day with gentle breezes! Looks like an overabundance of every kind.
Rocks formed from beach deposits – an earth covering flood perhaps? Tidal flats … desert rock too! And a trail that goes right down the middle.
The top layer is light-colored sandstone, like the dunes on a beach. The middle layer is “slickrock”, a fine-grained sandstone such as is found in a desert. We’ll be rock climbing over this kind of rock in a day or two. The bottom layer is called the Dewey Bridge Member of Carmel Formation … it’s actually softer than the stuff above it. Erodes nicely to give us all kinds of unusual looking formations.
Listening on the trail, we heard someone name the above as the three sisters. They were three sisters, actually. Then someone corrected saying “no, it’s three gossips.” All was quiet.
Stunning stuff … everywhere!
Time to stop, reach into the freezer for some ice cream delights, and just sit and reflect.
2 thoughts on “Arches National Park”
Here before the park closures 2013? Or during the Utah State funded opening?
… just before the closings …