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"Please summon the Gatekeeper!"

"These are natural arches, holes in the rock, windows in stone, no two
alike, as varied in form as dimension.

They range in size from holes just big enough to walk through to openings
large enough to contain the dome of the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Some resemble jug handles or flying buttresses ...

In color, they shade from off-white through buff, pink, brown, and red,
tones that change with the time-of-day and the moods of the light, the
weather and the sky."

(Desert Solitaire, Edward Abbey, 1968)

Arches National Park, Utah, contains the largest concentration of natural
arches in the world. This is a close-up of Turret Arch, looking west.

Among the Park's collection of over 2,000 arches, some I thought to be
over 5 million years old.

April 27, 2009


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Voted 10/10

Nice windows.
Posted Aug 10, 2009 12:28 am

lcarreauRe: cool


Hasn't voted

Big Rob? You wouldn't be saying that unless it
were true?

Utah is nice with its arches and slickrock,
but I'm about ready to give CO a try.
Posted Aug 10, 2009 12:39 am

BigRobNot as much


Voted 10/10

desert sanstone, but some. The weather was awesome this last weekend, we climbed Dallas Peak, CO's 100th highest and the hardest to reach the summit by the easiest route 5.3.

There are some nice rock formations on the Dolores River close to Dove Creek CO.
Posted Aug 10, 2009 12:54 am

lcarreauRe: Not as much


Hasn't voted

Yes, and let's not forget Garden of the Gods!

The Flatirons are fascinating, but I don't
know if I want to travel that far east.
Posted Aug 10, 2009 1:01 am



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You are producing a lot of very impressive images and some great narrative to go with them. A cut above normal Summit Post bill of fare.
Posted Aug 19, 2009 11:03 pm

lcarreauRe: Impressive


Hasn't voted

Thanks OldandSlow !!!

I was never one to follow the rest of the
flock of sheep or goats or seagulls !!!

: ))
Posted Aug 20, 2009 7:38 pm

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on Aug 9, 2009 12:31 am

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