December in Arches 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009

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Heading to Arches National Park on the weekend closest to Christmas seems to be a tradition that Amanda and I are starting. Hopefully we can keep it up in the future 😉

On Sunday, we got up early and made our way to Arches. The sun started to rise as we neared the park, and it appeared that it was going to be a nice clear day. Unfortunately, by the time we reached Devils Garden, the clouds had rolled in. We quickly made the hike to Landscape Arch and took a few photos.

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We had wanted to head over to Double O Arch, but with about a foot of snow on the ground in the park, the trail was very slick and difficult. Since I didn’t want to fall and break my camera gear, I decided it would be best if we headed back when the snow melts off. Instead we headed back to Tunnel Arch and Pine Tree Arch before heading back to our car.

The sky did get a little more interesting on our way back
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Tunnel Arch
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Near Pine Tree Arch
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Sky through Pine Tree Arch
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Here’s a few more photos we took the rest of the day…

Skyline Arch
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North Window
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Both Windows
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Amanda under Turret Arch
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Me under Turret Arch
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La Sal Mountains in the distance
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