Saturday, February 7, 2009

Corona Arch

We drove up Kane Creek Canyon on the north side of the Colorado River and hiked the Corona Arch Trail today. It's about 15 minutes from our house. The trail is 2.4 miles roundtrip. It's our new favorite hike (so far). The weather was an awesome 60 degrees - first hike of the year we were sweating.

The trail ends in the bowl with Bowtie Arch on the left and Corona Arch on the right in this picture. The trail wraps around the bowl just below Bowtie and ends at Corona.

Bowtie Arch.

Corona Arch. You can see Brandi standing underneath it to give you perspective.

Standing right under the arch looking up. This is my favorite picture of the day.

Matthew showing you what we had for an end-of-trail snack: apples, pretzels, and Powerbar. James got to the arch and announced to all present (including another couple there) that he had to poop, and he wanted to do it right under the arch. The people promptly packed up and left.

Corona Arch under the sun.

This is Moab from north of the river. We live just across the river at the north end of town. The snow covered La Sal Mountains stand over Moab on the east.


harwood said...

What a great place to raise kids!

When our kids were young, our favorite hike was half-a-block to the railroad tracks where we'd lay pennies on them and wait for a train to run over them.

Bryan & Bobbie said...

Awesome! I love going hiking. Bobbie and I go hiking often out here around the lakes and rivers. It's not as close as there. What beautiful country.

The Real Jim Heywood said...

Good stuff. My two fave's are Matthew holding up the apple slices; and "Corona Arch under the sun."

Waldo said...

So what you need to do is talk to Jeff Arbon and see if he can hook you up with a repel off of the arch for the YM. We did it several years ago now and it was a blast...The only boy that went was Roger Stucki...GW

The Real Jim Heywood said...
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Daniel Heywood said...

Jadon's favorite, too, is the look up at the arch against the sky. "Tall," he said. And then, "Giraffe." It does look like the neck of a giraffe.

(todays word verification "fignober")

(I always wonder about the deleted comments, and so I explain the above: I was unknowingly logged in under dad's name, so I deleted the comment, and re-commented under my own name.)