Tuesday, 2 October 2012
How many people know about the Delicate Arch in Utah? Or been to this marvelous place called CanyonLands? It is one of the most amazing places on the planet.The red mountains and mesas leave the Rose Valley of Capadoccia for dead. I am one for the architecture of Europe but nature's architecture in this region is a sight to behold. The Colorado river flows through it, every bend brings up astounding rock structures -- cathedrals of red, castles on top of rocky mountains, all sculpted by nature. I highly recommend a trip. Hire a car or take a tourist coach, though there are not that many of those. You can really feel the wilderness here.
We hiked up to see the Delicate Arch, resting to rest in the shades of stunted ceders, going easy with or water, and when we finally round the band, there she is! Huge, graceful arching red formation standing high besides the rocky fall. It is a three mile hike there and back to the car park and worth every step.
Also! The lovely chipmunks who inhabit this place, fulfilled my childhood curiosity.
Truly CanyonLands is one of the wonders of nature. Hope you can get there.