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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Arches National Park





We decided to stay another day at Spanish Trails Campgrounds, It's close to everything and today we went into the park, Moab sits right at the entrance to Arches National Park. Rich has always wanted to hike the Devils Garden Trail, it's a seven mile trail to to seven arches, the first two miles are easy then you have to get on a primitive trail that is very difficult. At times I thought I wouldn't be able to continue, but the thought of going back was not an option. In some areas you had to scramble straight up on slick rock, very scary, and across very high narrow switch backs with shear drops on each side. I have to say I'm pretty proud of myself, and the arches were beautiful, well worth the trip.

Tomorrow we probably will be going into the Canyon Lands so I don't think we will be blogging for awhile. It's a pretty remote area but you never know. Enjoy the pictures.

Arches National Park
Arches National Park

Arches National Park

View from Arches toward Moab, UT


Devils Garden Trail

Devils Garden Trail

Devils Garden Trail














Blooming Cactus

Blooming Cactus

Blooming Cactus





Blacktail Rattler

Kids, Grand kids you almost lost your Mom, Grandmother

She is still hanging on!

 View from trail

 View from trail













Double Arch
Landscape Arch
Navajo Arch
Partition Arch
Private Arch
Double Oh Arch
Tunnel Arch
Partition Arch

What goes up must come down
















Finally back in Moab at campsite