Arches National Park

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Park AvenuePark Avenue (09/28/2004)

Park Avenue WallsPark Avenue Walls (09/28/2004) I like the difference between these layers of sandstone.

Park AvenuePark Avenue (09/28/2004) Park Avenue leads along a wall of sandstone towers.

CairnCairn (09/28/2004) The Park Avenue Trail includes several large cairns. This is (afterall) a primitive trail.

Sandstone TowerSandstone Tower (09/28/2004) Looking toward the Courthouse Towers from Park Avenue.

Sandstone LayersSandstone Layers (09/28/2004) The upper layers of this formation were formed by sandstones, the lower level looks like a muddy lake bottom formation.

Courthouse TowersCourthouse Towers (09/28/2004) The Courthouse Towers in Arches National Park. Unfortunately, my camera lens was covered with a strange plastic film that is coming off making back lit shots difficult.

Park Avenue WashPark Avenue Wash (09/28/2004) The lower section of the Park Avenue Trail heads through this slickrock wash.

The Three GossipsThe Three Gossips (09/28/2004) The three gossips have their own opinion about the millions of tourists moving through Arches National Park.

Park AvenuePark Avenue (09/28/2004) Walking Up Park Avenue from the Courthouse Towers View point.

Mud LayerMud Layer (09/28/2004)

Sandstone TowerSandstone Tower (09/28/2004) Distinctive sandstone tower.

The Three GossipsThe Three Gossips (09/28/2004) The Three Gossips formation in Arches National Park.

Park Avenue WashPark Avenue Wash (09/28/2004) The Park Avenue trail leads through an area of slickrock.

Park Avenue WallsPark Avenue Walls (09/28/2004) Sandstone Walls along Park Avenue.

Metalic ArchMetalic Arch (09/28/2004) A small metalic arch under the main road. For some odd reason, the Park Service does not indicate this feature on the map.

Courthouse TowersCourthouse Towers (09/28/2004) The Courthouse Towers in Arches.

Fallen ArchFallen Arch (09/28/2004) Geologists believe that this was once an impressive doubel arch.

Entrada Sandstone WallEntrada Sandstone Wall (09/28/2004) Walls of Entrada Sandstone.

Colorado River Near ArchesColorado River Near Arches (09/28/2004) Looking North toward Arches National Park from Highway 128.

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park in South Eastern Utah is a photographer's paradise. Everywhere you turn you will find new and wonderous formations. The subtle lighting of the desert and changing of the seasons guarantee that each trip through the park will provide new insight and photo opportunities. A true photographer could spend a life time examining the light in this small paradise.

Here I present a quick walk through the Park, and I encourage anyone wishing to undertand the desert to stop in Moab and to spend at least one day exploring Arches National Park.

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Context: Desert

Devils Garden (60 pictures) The Devils Garden Trail is a popular hike in Arches National Park.

Moab, Utah (138 pictures) Moab is just south of Arches National Park on Highway 191. If you plan on visiting Arches, you should plan a stay in this desert oasis.

Colorado River (96 pictures) Arches National Park is just north of the Colorado River. The Colorado River plays a fundamental role in the erosion process which exposed the park.

Grand Junction, Colorado (95 pictures) Grand Junction is the closest metropolitan area to Arches.

Granstaff Canyon (14 pictures) Negro Bill's Canyon is south of Arches National Park (across the Colorado River). The trail goes through terrain similar to Arches.

Sevenmile Canyon (31 pictures) Sevenmile Canyon is due West of Arches (on the road to Canyonlands and Dead Horse Point).

Corona Arch Trail (31 pictures) The Corona Arch Trail (down the Colorado River) features several arches in the Navajo Sandstone layer.

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