Monday, September 7, 2015

High Arches

Utah - North Window Arch, Arches National Park

For: US to US Travelling Envelope Round Robin - Group 42
Notes: Arches National Park, located in eastern Utah, was made as a National Monument in 1929, and redesignated as a National Park in 1971. The arches are made of sandstone, and were formed when water seeped into cracks in the rock.  When the water froze and expanded, it weakened the surrounding rock, and wind eventually blew away the loose particles.  Many of the sandstone fins collapsed due to this erosion, but some were eroded in just the right way to create the arches.  In this photo, Turret Arch is in the distance, as seen through North Window Arch.

1 comment :

wassamatta_u said...

Let's not forget, Arches National Park was used in the opening scene of "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade".