Twisting Of The Timeless (Rusting) Turret ?
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I admit to to not visiting all 2,000+ arches in Ut's Arches Nat'l Park,
but Turret Arch is one of my favorites.
This is the (shadowy) east side of the formation, as viewed from the trail leading to North Window. In the background is the drainage of Courthouse Wash, and that could possibly be Tonka Tower to the right beyond Turret Arch.
In this photo, a trilogy of openings is visible :
Largest arch is 39 feet wide and 64 feet high; smaller one is 12 feet wide
and 13 feet high.
A still smaller one is 8 feet wide and only 4-1/2 feet high.
Don't worry, I obtained the measurements from a measuring tape I always
carry with me in the backcountry. : ))))
I first visited Turret Arch with a group of high school students in 1974.
Whenever I view Turret Arch, a song enters my mind from my high school days - (daze)? Turret Arch and its trio of twisted openings continues to outlast the tortuous timeless avenues of TIME.
April 27, 2009
For all you "list people," here's a list put out by the Natural Arch and Bridge Society, showing the world's longest natural arches based
upon span length.