Monday, May 11, 2009

Utah Trip (1) - Arches National Park

After a 4 hour drive, we checked in at our Moab motel, and were eager to explore the area. The highlight of the day was hiking to the Delicate Arch. The hike is only 1.5 miles each way with an elevation gain of slightly less than 500 feet. We timed it so that we would see the beautiful arch under the light of the setting sun. We stayed near the arch for 40 minutes or so, just to soak in the evening glow and ambient. The last picture is interesting. There are these moggles with strange but beautiful green. They look fabulous in contrast with the red stones. We were told that they have something to do with the uranium deposits below. The first atom bomb used the uranium produced here in Moab.

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