Arches National Park by auntietk ()
We spent yesterday afternoon and again this morning in Arches National Park in Utah. If the wind ever dies down a little bit, we'll go to Canyonlands this afternoon.
What an amazing place this is! I've seen pictures of course, but in person it's so much more.
This is a shot I took from the car when we were leaving the park this morning. (Hence the overly soft look.) Around every corner is a new vista, something to see that you hadn't seen before. It's a pretty phenomenal landscape!
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The desert is beautiful, and one of the most delicate environments. Just one careless person driving their car on the desert can upset the ecology for thousands of years, if not tens of thousands. And my biggest pet peeve is people that pick up the desert tortoise, and then complain that it peed on them. No it didn't, you just killed it. That was it's water supply stored in the bottom of it's shell. Anyway, beautiful capture.
Head for Fin Canyon at the end of the road past the campground. There are places there you can hear your echo many time bounce off the walls! Spring sometimes can be quite nasty if it is hot and windy. You should leave with enough photos to post for quite some time!
Wow This is awesome...........on that 2nd boulder from the right on zoom looks like someone has been working their with all those line marks... The image you uploaded here is breathtaking to look at I bet its even better to view it up close and in person..........Love the colors of those rocks....... Fantastic image 10 stars for this one..**********:) Hugs Susan
Such warm colors! I've always been amazed at how that particular neighborhood of Earth looks like any other planet but Earth, at least in terms of one's stereotype-based expectations. The Western USA is such an odd place, geologically, but a part of that is because it was once the floor of a sea! The colors are amazing here and I love that soft, ruddy look. This is quite spectacular. I need to travel again!