It was a full day! We had explored the Devils Garden area and looked in on Landscape Arch, the biggest in the world, and now we were making our way towards the Windows Section of the Arches National Park. The road through Arches is spectacular; the margins of the Salt Valley Anticline are topographic highs, providing a comprehensive view across the entire region.
I do wonder sometimes whether the uranium miners or early ranchers who abandoned this landscape gave much thought to the sheer beauty of this landscape. They worked in it, lived in it, and struggled to get by for the most part. How did they see it? Does the scenery ever break through the hunger and thirst?
|All I need is the whip....the outdoors is a great lecture hall|