Arches National Park

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Arches National Park

Post by dbhguru » Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:19 pm

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Yesterday evening Monica and I drove to a lookout for Delicate Arch in Utah's Arches NP. It is small as NPs go, just under 77,000 acres, but its purpose is to protect exquisite rock sculptures. In this regard, it succeeds handsomely, because even the shortest drives are eye-popping. Here is a look at Delicate Arch.
Arches-DelicateArch.jpg
Odd shapes are the rule. Here is one example of hundreds.
Arches-OddForms.jpg
The moon had risen and I caught it over this sculpted rock form.
Arches-Moon.jpg

For me the real treat was the moon over the LaSal Mountains to the east. The LaSals are one of three laccolith structures in Utah. The others are the Abajo and Henry Mtns. Ed could give a good explanation on how laccoliths form. Mount Peale, at 12,721 feet is the high point in the LaSals. They are serious mountains.
Arches-LaSal.jpg
Bob
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Re: Arches National Park

Post by Don » Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:33 pm

Bob-
From AP, tonights the appearance of the full supermoon (when moon is in its closest orbit), appearing 14% larger...looks pretty big already!
Nice country you're in, one of our favorite Forester roadtrips! Saw first Utah wild turkeys not far from Moab...very difficult to photograph!
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Re: Arches National Park

Post by Larry Tucei » Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:05 pm

Bob- Suburb shot of the Moon over the Mountains! Love it! Larry

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