Day 8: Famous Arches

The "Cove of Caves" area was used in the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Movie.  This is just a small section of the formation.

The “Cove of Caves” area was used in the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Movie. This is just a small section of the formation.

The Windows area is another place where you must hike out to the arches after braving the traffic – thank goodness we are here just before the high summer tourist season, since this lot is crowded with cars and busses.

I make the hard hike in, to view Turret Arch and the Windows – running out of juice on my camera when I get there. Some of these formations such as the Cove of Caves were part of the opening scenes in “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” so it adds to the excitement to see them even under less than ideal photo taking conditions.

Mum remained in the car there, and at other places, until the Delicate Arch tempts her out – she and Trixie get out and we take Trixie in her cart down the ‘easy’ path to view the arch that can just be seen ¾ of a mile in the distance. This is the same arch that appears on the Utah state quarter.

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