On Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Arches National Park
was the farthest point from home on the trip.
After this, it was the beginning of the return trip to home.
My pictures of Arches Nat'l Park are mainly from Landscape Arch and
Landscape Arch's 290' span makes it the longest natural arch in the world.
But it's one that people recommend
to take a picture while it's still standing.
It had partial collapses in September 1991 and June 1995 leaving the
arch only 11' thick at the thinnest point. Nearly 2 decades later, it turns
out to be still standing. Whether it has an hour or a century left is unknown.
At the end of the road, it takes about a 20 minute hike to get to it.
Balanced Rock is easily reached right next to the road.
It's a dramatic sight. (Though it isn't quite as dramatic as the
Mexican Hat Rock
I saw in the desert on the drive to Moab.)