Today we finished up the rest of our site seeing in Arches national park. We tackled a 7 mile hike called Devil’s Garden and got to see 8 of the park’s Arches, including Landscape Arch which is one of the most famous. In 1991 a HUGE chunk of landscape arch cracked off and tumbled down to the ground, leaving a 180 ton pile of rubble! What’s left is a long, thin arch that stretches over the length of a football field. Looks to me like it won’t be there too much longer…
Double O arch was just as awesome. 2 arches stacked on top of each other. Impressive work, mother nature.
This was a pretty fun hike, and probably ranks in one of the more challenging ones we’ve done. It was mostly primitive trail, lots of climbing up rocks and weaving through valleys. At one point we were walking on top of one of the red rock fins! That very fin could erode into an arch one day.. Here are some more cool pics from the day.
Tiger StyleThe World Famous Vag RockMy Favorite TreeI have to admit, I’m a little bit sad today. Utah has come and gone.. All these amazing parks that we’ve been looking so forward to (Zion, Bryce, capitol reef, arches, canyon lands) are in the rearview. Not to mention, it’s day 80!!!! Two thirds of the road trip is done. In 40 days the trip will come to a close, and the stresses of real life are gonna hit hard and heavy. I’m almost tearing up just thinking about it. I don’t know when we’ll have another time in our life like this one. Not a care in the world, living out of a van, never having to worry about getting to work on time, or anywhere on time for that matter. This trip has been the most amazing experience of my life so far and I just really don’t want it to end…. Better savor the next 40 days I guess.
Next Stop: Mesa Verde National Park.