Travels with Tucker

Travels with Tucker

Saturday, October 31, 2015

We Return to Arches and Canylonlands

Is there another town in the country that has not one, but TWO national parks at its door step other than Moab, Utah? We spent a few weeks back in April exploring Arches and Canyonlands National Parks as well as other lesser-known attractions around Moab and we enjoyed the town itself a lot. So we decided to spend more time there on our trek to the west coast for the winter. It was fun revisiting hikes that we loved last time, like the False Kiva, the Dead Horse Point Rim trail and Devils Garden. Easily one of the easiest places in the country to make great looking photographs, I got to hit some iconic scenes, especially the sunrise on Mesa Arch that has been photographed by thousands every year. It was sad to leave Colorado for who-knows-how-long, but exciting to be headed back to hang with Jeff and Lucas over the winter. In the meantime, we weren't in any hurry to leave Utah.

Arches view from the campground

Very iconic shot of the Turret Arch through the North Window
 Double Arch
Posing beneath the Double Arch

Skyline Arch

View from the Park Avenue trail in Arches

Looking through the Pine Tree Arch

Another classic shot, looking through Double O Arch on the Devils Garden trail

The distant LaSal Mountains got a good bit of snow the week we were in Moab

Rising moon through the North Window

From Dead Horse Point, the full moon rises over the LaSal Mountains

Mesa Arch at sunrise

This kind of crowd every clear morning at Mesa Arch!

The False Kiva archaeological  site in Canyonlands

Sunrise view from Dead  Horse Point

Another shot of the sunrise over Canyonlands

No comments:

Post a Comment