Monday, July 23, 2018

Broken Arch Trail


There are over 2,000 natural arches in Arches National Park, Utah. It was a photographer's paradise and a hiker's surreal, dream. Although, if you stick around for the best photographic sunbeams, sweat will jump around your skin like water on a hot skillet - then it will evaporate into the dry, desert air.

Broken Arch (shown above) was one of my favorite trails in Arches. But, be sure to start in the campground, which will deliver you through a martian landscape, instead of a straight shot from a hot, parking lot. 

Everything was twisted, worn, weathered and red!











I love this photo - even my hat was a red-rock match. 

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15 comments:

Econaturista said...

Those pictures leave me speechless.

DUTA said...

I too like the photo with you under the arch, the red of the cap matching the color of the rocks. It's adorable! The red rocks and arches never fail to stun us. We have them also in our israeli desert.
(I hope you had some sunscreen cream on your arms and legs).

DJan said...

Beautiful pictures all, but it sure does look HOT! :-0

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Arches is such an amazing NP and it looks like you guys covered all the high points...beautiful pictures. I didn’t travel even 10,000 steps in this week’s post.

Saryan Sha said...

Wow! Two thousand stone-formed arches captured in a photograph of one arch! - Truly Amazing! - crafted from the winds, the sands and the former vapor collections that formed rivers many, many, many years ago!

Lady Fi said...

What fascinating and amazing scenery.

Pea bea said...

Such beautiful colors in your photos. Like your description of the sweat if hanging around too long. haha

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Photo Cache said...

These are so beautiful. Always wanted to see these.

So jealous!

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Ruth Rieckehoff said...

This is my kind of trail. All those sandstone pillars make the landscape otherworldly. One of my bosses moved recently to LA and he says he cannot stand the deserts of the West. I cannot disagree more with his point of view.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Love your photos! I'd love to visit this area and see all these sights in person

Angie said...

Desert hiking can be so interesting - with a lot of bottled water! I especially like the close-up of the cactus. Thanks for hosting the blog hop!

Jill said...

I went to Arches last year for my very first time. It was spectacular - and measured up to all my expectations though it did look different than I expected. Such beauty!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

These are epic shots, Sharon!! I've never been to Arches, but as you can imagine, it's at the tip top of my list of places to go. I love all the red rock and sand (we just get a hint of that in Joshua Tree).

Linda Hensley said...

I thought "two turtles kissing" when I saw the first pic of the broken arch. The closer shot looks even more like turtles kissing :) Wonderful photos as always!

Light and Voices said...

Admire all your photos of the red rock and sand and boy, wishing I could go there and X off this place from my "bucket list." Enjoyed your photographs a lot.