We went to Arches National Park today. It's really something. Because we were up early the light was still good when we got there. This was taken on the way into the park - notice there are some clouds. They were nice.
We walked out to Delicate Arch. A miracle occurred and I was able to get a picture of it without people in the frame. It was really crowded.
More clouds, more nice light.
I love the trail up the arch. It's just out there.
Isn't this a great cairn? Someone put a lot of time and effort into stacking these rocks.
We were here in May 2009. We have zero memory of walking up this much slick rock. It was weird knowing we had been there, but had no memory of big chunks of it. It's a good thing I have a blog.
After Delicate Arch, we drove further into the park. We stopped at Skyline Arch and walked up the trail to see the debris that fell out of the arch in 1940. It doubled the size of the arch.
I love the park, and the the oddly shaped rocks.
We talked to the rangers about the Fiery Furnace hike. The rangers stop doing the hike September 30, which is when their funding runs out and they all go home. We came back to the RV to book online in September and were able to get a morning slot for September 15. That was the only day left in September. You can book afternoon tours in the visitor's center until the end of September. They fill up quickly, so go to the visitor's center as soon as you reach Moab.
It hit 100 today. The temperature on the dash behind the aluminum foil shades is also 100. Sunday is forecast to be 106. Aiieeeeee!!! We'll be in Oregon by then.