Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Arches National Park: The Heart of the Desert

"Refilling a reusable bottle at a faucet in [Arches National Park] does more than conserve fuel, water, and landfill space.  When you drink park water, a drop of the desert becomes a part of you.  It is a way to take Arches National Park home with you, along with memories of your visit, a little sand in your shoes, and photographs of unique and dramatic landscapes.  Responsibly sharing water with the juniper, yucca, pothole creatures, bighorn sheep, and countless future visitors is par of the experience at Arches.  So fill your cup, say a word of thanks, and enjoy a refreshing gulp of the heart of the desert."  By Karen Henker

Getting ready to hike to Delicate Arch.  It's early in the morning and already 95 degrees outside.

Skyler climbed just about everything.  I like that the rock looks like a diamond.

Here we all are on the way to Delicate Arch.

The big rock looks like a dragon head.  It's eating Trezor, Katie is trying to rescue him, and Telisa and Tom are just running away.

We are standing in an arch, making an arch, in front of Delicate Arch. :)

North Window and South Window

Tom is the only thing keeping that Balancing Rock from falling.
Double Arch

I love the hair.

Turret Arch
The clouds are so awesome!  You just can't plan for shots like this.