Arches National Park

Let's go!!
Let’s go!!

Arches National Park … a hot day with gentle breezes! Looks like an overabundance of every kind.

Park Avenue ... looking like buildings on a big city street.
Park Avenue … looking like buildings on a big city street.

Rocks formed from beach deposits – an earth covering flood perhaps? Tidal flats … desert rock too! And a trail that goes right down the middle.

I'll be your guide today ...
I’ll be your guide today …
The Entrada ...
The Entrada …

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.

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Three Gossips
Three Gossips

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.

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Stunning stuff … everywhere!

Balancing Rock from a distance ...
Balancing Rock from a distance …
... and up close. Ansel, gone are the days of donkeys and pack mules to see this beauty.
… and up close. Ansel, gone are the days of donkeys and pack mules to see this beauty.
Ooooo ... lets walk ...
Ooooo … lets walk …
Arches up close.
Arches up close.
They're everywhere!
They’re everywhere!
Growth abounds even in this dry land.
Growth abounds even in this dry land.

Time to stop, reach into the freezer for some ice cream delights, and just sit and reflect.

Is this a view from your office window you'd like?
Is this a view from your office window you’d like?
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