September 20, 2011

Corona Arch, Balanced Rock, and the Windows

Corona Arch

We spent the past weekend down in Moab with Andrea's parents. This is the perfect time of year to play in the SE Utah desert.

After surviving an epic lightning storm on the drive Friday night, Andrea and I kicked off the weekend with the usual Saturday morning routine: long run! By the time we were finished with 20 & 22 miles, the weather had cleared, and we were out and about in the red rock land. The first stop was a hike to Corona Arch. Afterwards, we went to Arches National Park and checked out Wall Street, Balanced Rock, and the Windows area.

Bowtie Arch

Hiking out to Corona Arch

Corona Arch

Potash Road and the Colorado River

With Andrea's parents at Wall Street

The La Sal mountains got their first coat of snow of the season

Arches National Park is simply a magnificent place

Balanced Rock

Arches NP and the distant La Sal mountains

Balanced Rock

Balanced Rock is a lot bigger than this picture makes it look

Turret Arch

The Windows

Part Two of the trip: Delicate Arch and the Fiery Furnace

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