Delicate Arch



Delicate Arch, originally uploaded by dmzajac2004-.

Copyright © 2010 Deborah M. Zajac. All Rights Reserved.

Click anywhere in the Photo to see it Large.

I’ve been so blessed to have been able to visit so many wonderful parks and places last year that I’ve fallen behind with my photo editing and developing.
This is from a road trip I took back in Nov. 2010.
Theresa and I hiked up to Delicate Arch after our sunrise hike out to Landscape Arch.
This hike was a strenuous 3 mile hike over open slip rock, no shade, and one part was open cliff face with no barrier. Along the open sliprock there are cairns marking the trail, but I missed one and we hiked up about 1/4 mile before I realized I hadn’t seen a cairn in some time so we turned around. Sure enough I missed one. I’m glad we decided to do this hike after sunrise rather than in the dark.
Having now done this hike I feel confident that I would be able to find my way up here again with my headlamp and torch.

The young woman here doing the Yoga pose Warrior 3 was fantastic. She recited poetry, and she and a friend later sang a duet standing under the arch just there. Oh, it’s so long ago now I can’t remember all the words, but it was about the simple things that make you happy. It was such a wonderful and spiritual experience being up here. Those of you who have climbed to high places or sat near the sea, or been deep in the forest know what I’m talking about I am sure.
Though I have forgotten the words to the song I will never forget the feeling of peace, and happiness I felt on this morning. I am grateful for the gifts of song and poetry she and her friend gave those of us who hiked up the sliprock to Delicate Arch on the morning of November 7, 2010.

Nikon D300s| Nikkor 17-35mm@ 20mm| f18| 1/60 sec| Manual Mode| On a Tripod
Total Hike 3 miles
Ascent 480 feet

Author: circadianreflections

My name is Deborah Zajac. I'm a photographer living in Nevada at the base of the Eastern Sierras. I am a passionate nature, landscape, night/astro photographer. I shoot predominately in color and use Nikon Digital Cameras, and lenses. I hope you enjoy seeing some of the photos I've taken while on my travels. Please feel free to leave a comment I'd love to hear from you.

One thought on “Delicate Arch”

A penny for your thoughts...

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.