On our tour through Arches National Park in southern Utah, after we checked out all the various formations in the Windows Section, we continued down the main road for 4 km (2.5 mi) before turning off once again to drive past the Wolfe Ranch and get to the Delicate Arch viewpoint. There is a trail that takes you right to Delicate Arch but we decided to just see it from the viewpoint.
You can see Sand Dune Arch once you walk through a narrow gap into an internal open area. The sand that is worn off the rocks collects here and is very, very fine. Raining again. I don’t think I have had my photo taken so often in one day since my childhood when my dad and his three bachelor brothers would line my three sisters and me up by order of age and take a dozen photos every Christmas or family gathering; one of the major reasons I dislike having my photo taken. John caught me that day in Arches when I was so enthralled by what I was seeing that I didn’t really care about a camera pointed my way.
To be continued….