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Arches and Canyonlands NP


Somehow, 5 days in Moab just isn’t enough to see this amazing area.  And you better make sure you have a large capacity memory card for your camera since there is an amazing picture every time you turn around.   Here are just a few of them.

At Arches, we visited Delicate Arch, subject of a separate post.  Then we did an evening/sunset view at Two Windows.  It is just amazing how the setting sun colors the cliffs!  And yes, it really does get that red.

At Canyonlands, we hiked up Upheaval Dome, a very unusual formation.  It is still unknown what caused the unique formation:  an eruption? a meteor strike?  In any case, a wonderful view.  And at Mesa Arch we caught the sunlight shining under the arch, very unusual.  Finally, a short walk to Grand View point gave some amazing views.

Two Windows from a distance

Two Windows from a distance

Looking through North Window

Looking through North Window

The sun is tarting to color the rocks

The sun is starting to color the rocks.  And the moon is up…. and I’m avoiding any other comments.

Yes, it really is that bright red!

Yes, it really is that bright red!

Looking through South Window, clouds on tyhe hotizon

Looking through South Window, clouds on the horizon

Early morning, looking towards Park Avenue

Early morning, looking towards Park Avenue

The sun is starting to light up the cliffs

The sun is starting to light up the cliffs

The three gossips are waking up

The three gossips are waking up

The sun is striking the underside of Mesa Arch

The sun is striking the underside of Mesa Arch

A view under Mesa Arch

A view under Mesa Arch

Romola on her way up to the viewpoint.  It's a 1000 foot drop right and left....

Romola on her way up to the viewpoint. It’s a 1000 foot drop right and left….

Overview of Upheaval Dome

Overview of Upheaval Dome

A closer look at Upheaval Dome

A closer look at Upheaval Dome

Reflecting the clouds in a rain puddle

Reflecting the clouds in a rain puddle

Grand view... what else is there to say?

Grand view… what else is there to say?

And more Grand View

And more Grand View

And even more Grand View

And even more Grand View

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