Linda, Brent and I took a driving tour (thanks Brent for driving us) to ogle some of the beauty that surrounds us.
|Linda and Brent|
|Legend has it that cowboys, back in the day, corralled wild mustangs onto the neck of the land on this point. It made for a natural corral surrounded by cliffs which would allow no escape. The cowboys would chose the horses they wanted and let the others go free. One time (the legend says) the horses were left on this (waterless) point and died of thirst.|
|At Dead Horse Point|
This note posted in the restroom tells us that this park has no water:
From Dead Horse Point we drove on to Arches National Park. There are over 2000 stone arches in the 119 square mile park. We were on a mission for a mile and a half walk for a glorious view of the Landscape Arch at road's end -- the longest arch in the country and second longest in the world, or something like that. We arrived at the trailhead to find that we were not the only ones with this idea, and there was not a parking spot to be found anywhere in the lot or alongside of the road. So we aborted that plan believing that our tour guide will bring us here as one of the attractions -- and if not, we will return on our own.
Around every turn there is something spectacular to see, admire, wonder at, and to take a photo of. We did get to see one arch -- Skyline Arch.
|Brent doing his artistic bit to get Linda balancing the Balance Rock on her fingertip.|
We meet with our tour group tomorrow afternoon for orientation and bike fitting.