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Well we made it thru the night!  We both got soaked last night just trying to get some Diesel and Groceries in Moab. FYI- those old style hand driers work really well to dry running shoes. Takes about 5 minutes a shoe.  Time to check out Arches National Park, as the name suggests this area is known for natural sandstone arches. There are about 2,000 total in the park, the most anywhere in the World. This park is well known not only for the arches, the other Rocks are fairly nice as well.

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Double Arch

On approach to Double Arch

Scaling Double Arch, nice footwork Aya

Scaling Double Arch, nice footwork Aya

Stunning views

Stunning views

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The weather was very unpredictable.

The weather was very unpredictable.

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Unfortunately due to recent rainfall the road into Delicate Arch was flooded and closed, so we were unable to see the most famous Arch in the Park. But we were able to see Landscape Arch, which is the longest arch at 303 feet.

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Landscape Arch is this way

Just about there.......

Just about there…….

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And here it is. You can no longer walk under the arch, as it is very fragile, a 600 ton piece fell off in 1991. They are essentially waiting for this arch to fall, they do not last forever and as you can see it is very thin on the right side.

Landscape Arch

Landscape Arch

Landscape Arch

Landscape Arch

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Other than the few patches of dark clouds and thunderstorms, the clouds were amazing.

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And with this visit, we have finally seen everything we wanted to see in Utah. It only took us a few years….  (we might see one more, depending on our direction of travel from Moab)  If outdoors, hiking and natural attractions vs. man made attractions interest you, Utah is the best place to be.

Another highly recommended area to visit is Monument Valley, we visited here before the Blog started so can’t share any photos.   You all may wonder what Monument Valley is?  Remember where Forest Gump stopped running- that’s Monument Valley.