Spent all day today at Arches National Park. The strategy was the wait until all the three day weekenders went home. Arches is one of the most popular parks, and the traffic can be a nightmare on holiday weekends. They close the park when it is saturated. Worked out good, there was parking places to be had at all the main attractions, and trail heads.
Delicate Arch. The most popular attraction in the park. Three mile round trip hike. You have to hike to most of the Arches as they are not visible from the roads. I did eight miles today. Up and down. The altitude is 5000' feet. I trained at 3400 feet on flat ground. I had all I wanted today! Hard on an old fart!
This one should be called Delicate Arch! Give you ten bucks to go stand on it! In 1991 a piece fell off!
Leaving Moab in the morning. Been very interesting for a flatlander! I have a reservation at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park tomorrow night. About 175 miles. Probably will not have internet there. If I like it there, will extend another night there.