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Moab (UT), Scenic Drive and Arches Nat'l Park - July 2-3, 2004

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I only used 39 of the 141 pictures I took :)...

Colorado Riverway along Highway 128


Jerry mulls over the Colorado Riverway details


A gaggle of commercial rafts approach Take-Out Beach


Rocky Rapid


Rocky Rapid #2. The 'spots' are flying bugs!


La Sal Mountains in the distance


Fisher Towers
"The Fisher Towers are one of the most outstanding scenic features in Utah. They are composed of the Organ Rock Tongue of the Cutler Formation, and are capped by rock of the Moenkopi Formation. The Towers are isolated remnants of a 225 million year-old floodplain deposit. When the Colorado Plateau was uplifted, the salt deposits underlying the region buckled; subsequent erosion caused the exposure of Fisher Towers." (OCR scan)


From Fisher Towers viewpoint #2


From Fisher Towers viewpoint #3 (zoomed in)


Across from Dewey Bridge Put-in


Using the camera timer at Dewey Bridge


When constructed in 1916 Dewey Bridge was the longest suspension bridge west of the Mississppi


Upper Colorado Riverway (above Dolores River)


Plateau below Dolores River


Plateau close-up. Love those striations!


Confluence with Dolores River - the source of the red mud!


Along road to Castle Valley


Castle Valley


Castle Valley #3


July 3 - Arches Nat'l Park


Possible broken arch


Balanced Rock


Garden of Eden


North Window


Looking at Double Arch from North Window


Turret Arch


North and South Windows


Turret Arch close-up


Double Arch


Yours truly, after climbing to the second of the arches


Yours truly, close-up (Jerry S. took pictures)


Looking from Double Arch towards Windows


Delicate Arch (depicted on current Utah license plates)


Delicate Arch from a distance


Fiery Furnace (named for the afternoon 'glow', not a geothermal source)


Skyline Arch


Skyline Arch from other side


Devil's Garden. It would have taken a 3 mile + hike in 90+ heat to see the other arches, but we running out of time. We planned to be north of Salt Lake City before dark, and it was already almost 3pm, so we begrudgingly departed


Trailer hookup, and time for the 2 day journey home...


Arches National Park Map


    Credits:
  1. U.O.N., Olympus C-740 UltraZoom Digital Photography by William F. Smith (2.0 MP, 2048x1536, 10X optical 38-380mm)

Last Update 10-Jul-04