Thursday, October 13, 2011

More time in Arches National Park--April 2010

I was just looking through these pictures and wondering how I was possibly going to limit the number of pictures to a reasonable size for this post.  You will notice I didn't do a very good job of keeping the pictures to a minimum.  We really enjoyed our second visit to Arches National Park.  The girls even worked on earning their junior ranger badges that day.  Unfortunately, we didn't make it back down to the Visitor Center before 6:00 p.m., when they close, so they weren't actually able to get their junior ranger badges.  Still, they had a great time, picking up litter and learning all they could about the park.

We spent a little bit of time down by the Visitor Center, hence these first pictures:

Then we started off on a long hike down through the park.  I cannot remember the name of it, but we saw several different arches along the way. . .

 . . .including Landscape Arch, which is an amazing arch which spans a long distance.  We got lots of fun pictures with that one.

We also hiked up past the rubble of Wall Arch, which is an arch that actually collapsed a few years ago.
We stopped and enjoyed a snack.

 And just enjoyed the the view.

Then we hiked some more, but those pictures are for my next National Parks post, which will probably be my next post, unless I decide to post about something else.

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