|It's 4:30 in the afternoon and we have our three slideouts pulled in on our RV because it is very windy outside and we don't want anything to be damaged.
The wind is regularly gusting over 45 mph and the weather bureau just extended the high wind advisory until midnight tonight.
One of the things I have learned from this experience is that 1 out of 3 days has less than good weather and there are storms of various kinds all over the country. San Diego may not get snow but they do get rain and windstorms. Moab doesn't get hurricanes but it can get hurricane force winds!
We planned our day to go to Arches National Park this morning. We returned home at 1 p.m. before the strongest winds arrived. As I mentioned yesterday we visited Arches NP in 1997. Since then a new entrance road and new visitor's center have been built. One million people visit this park each year which is a lot considering how remote its location is.
The park sits on an underground salt bed that is responsible for the arches, spires, balanced rocks and eroded monoliths. 300 million years ago there was a sea here and what is left is the salt bed, thousands of feet deep in some places. Anyway, it is a photographer's paradise. I hope you enjoy the pictures and you can mark down the Arches National Park on your "bucket list".
A number of the rock formations and arches have names which you will find on some of my photos.