Our first hike was the day after setting up our temporary home. We took a hike to view our first arch. We hiked the still snow-covered trail on March 5th to Landscape Arch. Very few people on the trail but a very nice hike in the cold.
This is one of the few arches that you are prohibited from walking under, as a few years ago a large section fell off from the underside. It just so happened that someone with a video camera caught this in live action.
Again, Dick took some liberties with adding the moon to one of his photos. Today all the snow is gone and it finally got into the 70s yesterday and today (first time--it's been cold and windy for most of our time here).
Jackie took the camera away from Dick so she could get one of very few pictures of him.
A few day later on the 12th of the month with most of the snow now gone, we took another hike out of the campground. Our first stop was to Tapestry arch. We left the trail and hiked over the slickrock to see if we could get closer.
The trail lead us under Broken Arch, named because of a big crack near it's center. Dick got Jackie to pose again for him.
The trail continues circling and ends in a steep climb between more fins and then back into the campground. Another fun hike but because of getting lost and stopping to take pictures it took us a little over 1 1/2 hours. We still had another 1/2 mile to get to our home at the other end of the campground.
To be continued...