After trekking all day in the desert A hot shower A cold beverage And a tasty meal Are the things that one might dwell on. However When traffic comes to a standstill On the only road out It might be prudent To change the focus Embrace grit Grime And sweat Overlook hunger pains Don supercool … More Standstill
Even though each is very unique and interesting, some may tire of arches. Fortunately, for them, arches are not the only attraction found in Devils Garden! The trail winds through gorgeous landscape that includes fins, or vertical geologic formations that develop when erosion occurs in a narrow butte, creating many parallel cracks. The Dark Angel, … More Devils Garden Attractions
Sabrina took the helm as itinerary agent, choosing the exploration of Devils Garden. Like the Windows, formations abound along the trail, which can range from 1.6 to 7.2 miles. Feeling extra energetic, she decided that we should go for it: 7.2 miles of fantastic views, amazing wonders and interesting trail transitions, the first being Landscape … More Hiking Devils Garden – Landscape Arch
One fantastic thing about hiking is that during a revisit, one has the opportunity to not only reconnect, but also to discover new wonders, both natural and possibly even historical, thus gaining a greater appreciation for the area. With its abundant attractions, this was bound to occur at Arches National Park. To our great fortune, … More Delicate Arch Revisited
Arches National Park covers more than 76,000 acres, and with more than 2,000 arches to see, a visit to this southern Utah icon might seem a bit overwhelming! One site recommended over and over is the Windows. The easy trail is less than one mile round trip. Moreover, there are a number of other … More Throwback Thursday – The Windows
A quarter mile hike down a dusty path is all it takes to enjoy the tallest arch in the park. Also boasting as the second longest arch, Double Arch can also be viewed from the parking lot, but most folks like to get a bit closer….. …even pausing to take a photo of some fellow … More Double Arch – Arches National Park Windows Section
Less than a mile from the parking lot stands the South Window. Scaling the rocky terrain to reach the opening proved to be a challenge, but with family to help guide me one step up at a time, I eventually persevered! The reward of an unbelievable view was totally worth the effort!
Arriving at our condo with a bit daylight to burn, we headed to Arches National Park. With plenty of short hike options at our disposal, we decided on an area that would hopefully “Wow” our kids, an area loaded with attractions no matter which direction one may choose to wander. For us, the obvious selection was The … More Turret Arch – Arches National Park Windows Section