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Kevin at Grand Viewpoint, Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park

Marilyn took this photo of me:

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Salt Valley Overlook – Arches National Park

Marie took these photos of me at the Salt Valley Overlook on June 5:

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These are a few of the photos that I took while in the area:

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Sunset at Whale Rock

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Jeep Arch Hike

On the last day of our vacation in Utah, we hiked out to Jeep Arch.

The hike starts by walking through a large culvert which passes beneath some railroad tracks.
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Our guidebook seemed to indicate that we should hike up the creek. So that’s what we started with.
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There was a lot of water and some bugs too…

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…so we turned around and hiked up the hill near the culvert where we came in.

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This put us on a shelf of slickrock well above the creek / canyon.  Marilyn and Marie can be seen making their way up the slickrock in the photo below.

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Marilyn and Marie turned back at about the time we could see this spire.

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(If you look closely, you can see them hiking back in the photo below.)

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Two more views of the spire:

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A short while later, I got my first view of Jeep Arch.

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Getting closer…

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…and closer.

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I thought at first that I would have to turn back once I got to the arch, but I noticed that the trail made its way to the left…

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…where it was possible to easily scramble up to the arch.
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This is what it looks like after scrambling up to the arch.

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Views from the other side:

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The trail descended somewhat, heading in the general direction of the La Sals for a while.

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The trail eventually went around the large Butte / Fin containing Jeep Arch.

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A large boulder on the trail on the way back:
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These are the railroad tracks, Highway 279, and the Colorado River.

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Another look at the culvert on the way out. When we arrived, ours was the only vehicle at the pullout. When we returned there were at least six others, two of which can be (partially) seen through the end of the culvert.
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Private Arch

Kirk, my hiking companion for that stretch is descending beneath the arch.

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Marie, Hiking up a Sandstone Fin

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Partition Arch

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Navajo Arch

Recent rain has created a huge puddle below Navajo Arch.

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This rock formation is part of the wall leading to Navajo Arch.

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Landscape Arch

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Corona Arch Hike

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