Photographs say it all...Arches is beautiful, dramatic, inspirational. The red stone contrasted with the green/gray foliage is stunning. And, when the clouds lifted, the blue, blue sky just made it better.
We walked about four miles, exploring Arches' nooks and crannies. Last night we'd camped at Horsethief Campground, up the road to Island in the Sky, Canyonlands, and returned there again tonight. Camping at Arches was full. Many national park campgrounds are first come first served. Not Arches. They accept reservations. -- but filled up six months ago. So, if you plan on staying at Arches, book well in advance.
Tonight it looks like rain. We're cozy in Thistle and we would actually welcome a good rain storm. It's dusty and dry, plus a lightening storm would be stunningly beautiful looking out over the camp's miles of open vista.
"If my decomposing carcass helps nourish the roots of a juniper tree or the wings of a vulture--that is immortality enough to for me. And as much as anyone deserves."
~ Edward Abbey, Desert. Solitaire