Arches II: A walk with the Devil

On our third day in Moab we return to Arches National Park for a walk through Devil’s Garden. We stopped by the Landscape arch viewing area then took the path less traveled through the garden. The Primitive Loop was an excellent hike, not very challenging but it was rough and long enough that we had the trail to ourselves for most of the hike. Add to that a few rock scrambles and amazing views and it was a wonderful day.

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Back at Arches to look at more rocks

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A local!

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You can see why they call them Mule Dear

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First arch of the day

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The Landscape arch

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The landscape

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The landscape in landscape

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Jonny, you are so small

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The steep rocks to on the right actually is the trail

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Snack break

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Our own Private arch

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The best lunch spot so far

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The Dark Angle… errr… Angel

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Whoah, double arches

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Under the arch

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The Dark Angel through the eye of an arch

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Going off the trail a little, but the view is worth it

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The bruvs

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Walking the ridgeline

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Looking back at Devil’s Garden

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Looking out over the park from the Partition Arch

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Long shadows make the park more gorgeous

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Wait, let me take a selfie

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The Landscape Arch in landscape

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End of day light on red rocks

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The Balanced rock

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The valley in shadow

Arches is an excellent place for some star gazing, as ther is little light pollution. Unfortunately for us it was also a full moon. We only had a few hours of darkness before the moon came up to ruin any good views. Between the moon and the clouds I did get a small window to practice taking some starscapes.

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This image contains an airplane and a shooting star!

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Amazing

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