The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Arches National Monument

Most of our visit was under grey dismal skies, not photo friendly. Occasionally the heavens opened up and I was able to take advantage of the light.

Landscape Arch at 290 feet across is the longest span in the park. Several years ago a slab broke free from underneath and since then then trail that led beneath the arch has been closed. Considering some of the other trails I was on, having some rock fall down on me would be the least of my concerns.


  1. :) is sinbad trained to go get help if you don't return - like lassie? :)

    those are gorgeous reds and blues and greens and whites! yikes! such intense colors!

  2. Beautiful colors and and fantastic photos.

  3. Wow, these are great pictures, and I really like the colour of the rocks. They are almost red:))
    Like a lot:)))

  4. Hoe powerful Nature is!
    Last picture is amazing!

  5. I want to get to Arches some time. So beautiful.

  6. Photo #2 looks like a geologic lighthouse. Impressive against the deep blue sky.

  7. I've always wanted to visit this spot. it looks like a great place for hiking and the colors are truly magnificent. I love the smoothness of that rock in the second photo.


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