Road Trip Report 11: Arches National Park Photo Essay
To quote my daughter: “This is cooler than Monument Valley.”
Some whining from my sons was involved because we were “hiking again” until they realized the arches offered climbing opportunities. All of a sudden, they were totally engaged with the place. Here Turret Arch on the Windows Trail.
A lone succulent survives in the gravely ground by the Windows.
South Window seen from the Primitive Trail where a little serenity might be found – the crowds tend to hop out of their car, stand under an arch and then drive on.
My kids climbing up under the South Window.
Delicate Arch of Utah license plate fame – as seen from the viewpoint. Getting closer would have meant a 3 hour hike in 95 degree heat.
I loved these verdigris hills – green earth from mineral deposits.
Sand Dune Arch – the only trail where flip flops are appropriate because you wade through drifts of corral sand in between cool rock walls to reach it.
The split in the rock on the way to Sand Dune Arch – one of the few cool places in an otherwise blazingly hot park.