Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
January 17, 2017 - Florida Keys

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Arches National Park

We arrived at OK RV Park in Moab, Utah yesterday afternoon after another incredibly scenic drive.  This is another Passport America park and we’re paying $15.50 per night.  I really like this park.  Rather than a gravel parking lot, which is what many campgrounds out here are, there are trees and even some grass!  We have a full hook-up, 50 amp, pull-through, level site with a fantastic view out the back window and free wi-fi and cable. 

Utah OK RV Park site Utah OK RV Park View out Back Window

This is the view out of our back window.

We spent the day today at Arches National Park, and were amazed by the beauty of the sculpted rock scenery.  We drove through the park and stopped to see the highlights.  Some were near the road, and others required some hiking.  According to the map, we hiked about 8 miles total, but it was worth every step.  See for yourself!  Most of the pictures have people in them so you see how massive these arches, spires, pinnacles and balanced rocks are.

Arches NP Balanced Rock

This is called Balance Rock.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arches NP Double ArchDouble Arch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arches NP The Windows                                        The Windows

Arches NP Landscape Arch

This one is called Landscape Arch.  It’s span is 290 feet and is the longest arch in the world.  In 1991 a rock slab 60 feet long and 11 feet wide and four feet thick feel from the underside of the arch. 

Arches NP Dead Tree 1

This dead tree was in the shade, and I like the contrast of the tree and rock.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arches NP Park Avenue

                        This is called Park Avenue

Arches NP 3

                               These are called fins.

We’re headed back to Arches on Tuesday to participate in a three hour ranger led hike in the fiery furnace area.  Stay tuned for more pictures :)

As we were driving home, I was thinking about how very lucky I feel.  I’m so glad we made the choice to take the risk of thinking outside the box and bucking societal convention.  There is not a luxury car, big house or expensive “stuff” that can hold a candle to the incredible sites we have seen in the last few weeks.  This experience is truly priceless!

Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!

4 comments:

  1. What a neat spot. This has always been on our list of places to visit. We'll get there some day!

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  2. I never realized the arches were so big till I saw your pictures with people in them. Gives you a real idea just how amazing these are. Thanks for sharing them with us. Stay safe.

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