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The weekend before I left for Chicago Nick and I went down to Arches and Canyonlands for the weekend. We left early on Friday hoping to get a first-come campsite, since everything in Moab is booked for ages, but after driving around for a few hours gave up. We booked a motel an hour away (did I mention there are only three towns between Provo and Moab - four and a half hours and three towns?) and spent the day at Arches doing "easy" hikes.

This trail had increasing difficulty - and boy did we take advantage of that...

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Our first Arch!

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La Sal Mountains.

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After losing the trail in one direction, we doubled back to Landscape Arch:

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Then attempted the trail in the other direction:

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Basically making our trip 9 miles instead of 4.

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But we saw lots of Arches :)

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Date: 2014-05-21 01:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] loreofcure.livejournal.com
These pictures make me want to quote the Paul Bowles book The Sheltering Sky to you, but all the quotes are hyper-dramatic: "How fragile we are under the sheltering sky."

Well, I quoted him anyway (one of my favorite books!).

Date: 2014-05-21 01:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brdgt.livejournal.com
I'll have to read it on our next trip! Sadly, the sky was cloudy the night we camped, otherwise it would have been amazing star gazing (especially because you don't need the rainfly - honestly, you don't need a tent).

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