Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Trip to Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park

   Recently I came back from a very inspiring trip to Arches National Park and Canyonlands.  I only had three days there and so I fitted in long days and even into the night so that I could see as much as possible.  It was an incredible time.  I felt like I was going back in time to the beginning of time for instance descending into the canyon of Canyonlands towards Green River - descending into rocks millions of years old and as you descend the rocks get older.  HUGE Rocks all in disarray uplifted and fallen by volcanoes and earthquakes haphazardly to form this wonderful creation.  Nature's creations over millions of years.  I ventured into Needles which has the most imposing entrance I have ever seen - huge mesas with beautiful carvings as if created by an artist of the Renaissance as well as pyramid like structures as if I were in Egypt or Mexico.  I was in awe for the whole trip and photos cannot convey the size of these places in the Southwest.  I sat under one structure under the stars and half a moon called Courthouse at Arches in pure darkness and felt the imposing energy of this structure.  It is the second photograph above. 

Here are some of my images of the trip:

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