<i>House of Four Doors</i>

"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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BigRob

BigRob - Aug 10, 2009 12:28 am - Voted 10/10

cool

Nice windows.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Aug 10, 2009 12:39 am - Hasn't voted

Re: cool

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.

BigRob

BigRob - Aug 10, 2009 12:54 am - Voted 10/10

Not as much

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.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Aug 10, 2009 1:01 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Not as much

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.

oldandslow

oldandslow - Aug 19, 2009 11:03 pm - Hasn't voted

Impressive

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.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Aug 20, 2009 7:38 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Impressive

Thanks OldandSlow !!!

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

: ))

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