Road trip of few National Parks and Monuments in USA - Page 6

Asha Desh By Asha Desh, 15th Oct 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Seven day road trip across four states in USA. Wake up to different sites each day and in the process, rekindle the inner self - Utah.

Great Salt Lake - Utah

We left Salt Lake City in the morning, after visiting the Great Salt Lake, from which the city gets its name. The serenity of the area is remarkable. The water in it is almost standing still. Mountains in the background enhance the entire atmosphere. The different peaks of the surrounding mountain range are creatively named, adding charm to the locale. Legend goes that the early explorers of this area thought it to be an extension of the pacific ocean. The salt content of this lake is very high and is only slightly less than that of the Dead Sea.

Arches National Park - Utah.

Our next stop was at the Arches National Park, Utah. A totally different park from the ones we had seen hitherto. The arches are natural sandstone formations, and are described as “Windows in stone”. Our tour guide asked us to use our imagination to see forms in the Arches and sure enough, it was an exciting activity. Fanciful names have been given to the arches, depending on their shapes. There are some formations which look like women in long flowing gowns, meeting to talk, named the “Three gossips”.There is a formation of a smaller rock balancing precariously on a larger rock, called "Balance Rock".Many more such formations, like "Double Arch", "Landscape Arch" and " Double Arch" and so on, are each unique in their own way.

Delicate Arch

The most famous one is the “Delicate Arch”, and we needed to do some rock climbing to see it. We bravely set upon the hike, and made it all the way to the top. We may have been a bit out of breath, but were very happy we could climb all the way up to see it. The view of it and from it is spectacular. We spent a lot of time at the Arches Park. For the first time in our tour, it rained, but only for a short time, and that cooled the weather a bit. We left the park in the evening and stayed the night at Grand Junction.

National Parks

One hears a lot about the environment and how we need to keep it going. It is easy to take it for granted. Touring the National Parks really brought to light the value nature has for mankind. The plaque at the entrance of Arches National parks sums it up very well.

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