1st day @ Arches N.P

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At visitoe center

Arches National Park. It was one of my destinations at my last trip in Utah. But I went to Arizona so hard to visit here at the same trip but today,I can visit here. I was really really glad when Michael suggested me to visit here. He always try to something I want to do. I'm so happy with him.

The enter of Arches N.P is not so gorgeousness,the sign it may loose if you didn't careful to find. The cost of enter is quite cheap as 10$ for 7days. We went to the visitor center at first.  I bought a photography book of Arches at visitor center. Seems like it is fascinated me enough already. 

We already spent a lot of time at first point called Courthouse Towers. There are some kinds of rocks like we loved the "Three gossips" is looks like 3 women are talking something gossips.

Also we can see a baby arch and broken arch. I'm wonder how long take making this baby arch...my imagine is traveling to an ancient period. What these rocks saw during they stay here long time...

The strange rock came into our view. It's called "Balanced rock",as it has this name it really wonder why it can keep that balance for many years. We walked around that rock,no wonder if it fell down now.  These rocks are drive us excited to see next points. We arrived the Windows Section.  Any arches are not so close to parking,so we had to walk always. Sometimes the hiking course were not so easy,with wildness or with snow but it also something fun for us. So we arrived at North window after walking some not so good hiking course.

This is something we saw the first completely arch. Huge and beaustiful. It impressed us enough,what a wonderful landscape!! We take a lot of picture,I liked a one which is looks like Michael lift up the arch. As I look at the map of the park,we may missed South Window next to the North window. Also didn't go the Double Arch and Cove of Caves...we just saw them from the hiking course. I'm a little regret about this.  

We found a place of campround after that. It's time for a lunch. Michael having some kind of camping stuffs on his truck always,so we got warm water easily and made instant noodles as we bought from center of Moab. It was warm and good sunny day,it good for taking a lunch at out side.

awesome!!
 And the birds knows well who has foods and may spill around there,they waited get some foods sometimes very closer to us. That place was very nice,quiet and got sunshine. It must be very crowed at on season I guess...

After we had a little late lunch,we went to a very famous arch named Delicate Arch. It taken around 50min from parking by walk. It was a bit wild hiking until arrival there especially last few min,there was a cliff covering snow...and the path being icing as snow trodden hard. It was scary enough. So we had to be careful well.  Luckly,Michael keeping sticks for a hiking at his car always so we brought them and it made us safely walking that edge of cliff. Then suddenly,the Delicate Arch appeared our view! It's a quite awesome especially when after hike like little wild mountain.

Painting by Utah indian
That viewing were get rid off any tiring of us. It stand up there how many ages,changing shape themself by wind....and it'll change after many ages then finally will broken. I'm just seeing a moment of it luckly. I wanted stay there as long as we can but it'll be sunset time. We had to think way to back,may dengerous hill down into dark so we left there unwilling. Also I thought that I definitelly will come back here in my life again.

After left the Delicate Arch,we saw the drawing picture by Utah indian on the wall. 

Totally good day!   

yasuyo says:
Have enjoy your trip to Arches!!
Yeah,we missed to meet this time unfortunatelly...maybe I'll be in there in summer again:)
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012
Africancrab says:
We are planning to go to Arches soon. I hoped we could meet while you were in the US. Hopefully next time. Great shots.
Posted on: Mar 14, 2012
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At visitoe center
At visitoe center
awesome!!
awesome!!
Painting by Utah indian
Painting by Utah indian
This is entrance of Arches N.P!!
This is entrance of Arches N.P!!
Its not real one:) @visitor center
It's not real one:) @visitor center
At the trail
At the trail
behind of the rocks
behind of the rocks
It looks like fall down in near th…
It looks like fall down in near t…
I found a small arch by wood :P
I found a small arch by wood :P
Blu sky!!
Blu sky!!
The three gossips!!
The three gossips!!
There was a big arch
There was a big arch
I tried to catch a baby archs pho…
I tried to catch a baby arch's ph…
Ayano with balanced rock
Ayano with balanced rock
North window
North window
I guess its a Turret Arch
I guess it's a Turret Arch
I and Michael at North Arch
I and Michael at North Arch
Turret Arch
Turret Arch
We walked a lot to see the arch at…
We walked a lot to see the arch a…
Campground for a lunch:)
Campground for a lunch:)
He is preparing for a lunch
He is preparing for a lunch
Were playing during he preparing …
We're playing during he preparing…
I lay down on the snow
I lay down on the snow
where is my body!?
where is my body!?
Lunch time:)
Lunch time:)
Its very nice sunny day
It's very nice sunny day
Looks like were staying at the be…
Looks like we're staying at the b…
birds coming stealing our lunch!
birds coming stealing our lunch!
Snow angel...looks like samurai!?
Snow angel...looks like samurai!?
I loved this contrast!
I loved this contrast!
Well goping to see this Delocate …
We'll goping to see this Delocate…
We just enter way to got to the De…
We just enter way to got to the D…
Looking hard hiking,right?
Looking hard hiking,right?
we walked here...
we walked here...
and still have to go this wild way…
and still have to go this wild wa…
walking,walking...
walking,walking...
be careful...
be careful...
its scary...
it's scary...
icing..
icing..
We arrived the delicate arch
We arrived the delicate arch
Michael & Ayano
Michael & Ayano
Arches National Park
photo by: WaltJake