26.05.2010 - 27.05.2010 22 °C
Over two days we had several hikes through the amazing scenery of Arches National Park. There are over 2000 sandstone arches in the park, which is in Utah in the midwest. Below is an area called Park Avenue and the most famous arch, Delicate Arch. You can see how big it is by the size of our group standing underneath!
We stayed in Moab, which is big for extreme sports and while there I went whitewater rafting in the Colorado river. Although the river was not as extreme as those I heard about in Australia and New Zealand, the surroundings more than made up for it. And the best bit was an all you can eat buffet at a nice hotel as part of the rafting trip! Then we did another hike taking in three of the largest arches, in an area called Devil's Garden. The first picture below shows Devil's Garden from the distance and then the second, up close.