|Me, almost to the top of Mt. Timpanogos|
|I think this was my scary face|
After stuffing ourselves silly, we went into Arches National Park to finally start our hiking adventures. Libby wanted to go out to the Devils Garden, because she missed that one last time she was there. Landscape Arch is just a quick hike...not even a mile. That was our first stop. It is a huge arch, as long as football field, and super narrow.
Apparently, in 1992 (I think), there were some campers that were hanging out underneath the arch. They heard some cracking, looked up and got outta there. The right side of the arch was breaking away and almost fell on them. All the crumbled rock from that collapse is still sitting under the arch.
After Landscape Arch, we continued our hike out to Double O Arch. Not much to talk about. Just some pictures.
|These little guys were all over the place|
|I love it!|
After a 2 mile hike in super hot desert temperatures we finally arrived at Double O Arch. I really liked this one because you could get up in it and take victory pose pictures.
We saw a trail marker that said we could go further out to Dark Angel. It wasn't worth it. We could see it just fine from the Double O Arch, but we didn't know. So here is a picture of a big rock sticking way out of the ground.
|I guess the silhouette makes for a nice picture.|
After about 3 hours of sleep, we woke up and drove to the Delicate Arch trail head. A suggestion from a friend made us want to get up to the arch for sunrise. This was well worth it, as this trail has no shade the whole way out. We got a little confused trying to find the trail in the darkness, but there were some gung-ho photographers who knew where to go. So we followed their lights for a bit before it was light enough to see without a headlamp.
We got some good shots. Libby showed some very promising photography skills, and I just sat there. Anyway, here's Delicate Arch at sunrise.
|Dawn, looking out from Delicate Arch|