April 8-10, 2006
Portal Overlook above Potash Rd. in Moab. Arches National Park can be seen in the distance.
View of Moab from Portal Overlook.
Proof that Nicole has been spending way too much time around me! Where else would she get an idea like this?
Portrait of the happy gang on top of Portal Overlook.
Moab Utah with the La Sal Mountains in the distance.
La Sal Mountains.
Colorado River and Arches National Park.
This is the Potash Railroad Spur built in 1964. There is a train that passes through here several times a week... which begs the question... Which one wins during a Flash Flood? The speeding freight train or the 15 ft high wall of water?
Wide view of the same crazy railroad cut right through the heart of the mountain.
Even in the most typical of SE Utah terrain, eye candy abounds. Add in a few arches or canyons and voila!
A future arch or window.
(Left): Noel, the dog, decides that going down the cable route seems like a much better idea than going up. (Right): After much hesitation, Noel finally says "enough with this... I'm thirsty! She's got the water, she's up there, that's the place to be!"
Bow Tie Arch.
More eye candy.
Our first close-up view of Corona Arch.
"...Now, if only I can remember where I left that burried treasure..." Looks like something you'd see on the set of an adventure movie.
Corona Arch. Nicole can be seen underneath the arch on the right.
I'm warning you now... you're going to see a lot of photos of Corona Arch.
Nicole and Noel give the arch some perspective in this shot.
Noel & Nicole provide even more perspective. Corona Arch is about 105 ft by 140 ft! This is a BIG arch!
The arch is so large that someone has actually flown a small plane through it!
Another great lunch spot!
Yep... another picture of Corona Arch.
The arch is set on an awesome slick rock area. It reminded me a lot of the terrain at Delicate Arch.
Many say that this is one of the best (if not THE BEST) looking arch in the entire area... including Arches National Park.
Nicole & Noel taking in the view.
This really was a pretty fun place to hang out... fun for everyone, including the dog!
Such a neat place to take pictures... too bad there weren't any clouds around to enhance the scenery.
Yet another shot of Corona Arch... different perspective.
This angle shows just how narrow the arch really is.
By now, we've all figured out that the arch is red, just like everything else in Moab. Time to shoot in B&W.
I climbed up the slick rock as best I could to get this shot.
Soaking in the sun's rays appropriately enough from under Corona Acrh.
We had the arch all to ourselves up to this point... but with crowds fast approaching, we decided that it was time to go.
The hike back to the car took us over lots of interesting slick rock.
...and down the slick rock they go.
This was another neat area of the trail... a ladder on the left leads hikers over the steeper section of slick rock. We decided to bypass the ladder because of the dog. Nicole and Noel are on the right.
Slick rock in the foreground and Corona Arch in the background.
Jacob's Ladder maybe? Such a cool place. Definitely one of the best arches in all of Utah!