Delicate Arch

Arches National Park

The sun came out for about 5 minutes, there was a small rainbow, but I had a drop of water hit the lens as I was snappin' away.
The scene was the same as the last time I was there, lots of people... mostly foreigners... with Germans loudly ordering the other tourists to move out of the way. I agree, you should move out of the way, don't hang out under the arch.
On the way back we got rained on.



Monday, October 8, 2001




Delicate Arch with the La Sal Mountains in the background.




Looking north from near Delicate Arch at some more of the unique sandstone.




I climbed up onto a weathered knob,
this shows the weird erosion pattern
that makes this arch seem even stranger.




Off to the other side is a curved drop-off of about 300 feet.




The strange bowl that time carved below Delicate Arch




The La Sal Mountains,
Grand View Mountain, Horse Mountain, Mount Waas 12,331', Mount Tomasaki,
Haystack Mountain, Mount Mellenthin, Mount Peale 12,721',
Mount Tukuhnikivatz, and South Mountain.
Spanish Explorers believed these to be giant salt piles because of the late melting snow.




Looking north at the brewing storm over Arches National Park.
This storm later drenched us for the entire hike back.


Delicate Arch Viewpoint

The following pictures were taken from the Delicate Arch Viewpoint.
It is a separate hike that is about 1 mile round trip.
We continued to the cliff edge.




The sun came out for a split second.




I wonder how often this type of arch occurs in the universe.




From the cliff edge looking north at the steep drop off below Delicate Arch.




From the cliff edge looking east at this rarely noticed peak.



Special Thanks to: Jared and Quinton



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