UTAH'S Bridges National Monument 2008


Monument Valley
Monument Valley
Monument Valley and one fence.........hehehehe
Monument Valley and one fence.........hehehehe
This is the common view.....coming from the north overlooking Monument Valley
This is the common view.....coming from the north overlooking Monument Valley
Weird Rocks.....The one in the foreground is, of course, Mexican Hat and thus the town named such. But get the weird rocks behind it too.
Weird Rocks.....The one in the foreground is, of course, Mexican Hat and thus the town named such. But get the weird rocks behind it too.
Truly stange rocks.......southern Utah.
Truly stange rocks.......southern Utah.
Blanding, Ut. We went for a wander.....
Blanding, Ut. We went for a wander.....
and found this small Indian ruin just beyond the campground.
and found this small Indian ruin just beyond the campground.
An interesting ramble.
An interesting ramble.
Sipaqu Bridge, second largest only to Rainbow Bridge.
Sipaqu Bridge, second largest only to Rainbow Bridge.
Here it is closer
Here it is closer
as we hike down to the bottom under the bridge.
as we hike down to the bottom under the bridge.
The hike down was interesting.......
The hike down was interesting.......
with hand rails in places on the slick rock
with hand rails in places on the slick rock
and ladders
and ladders
but sturdy ladders.
but sturdy ladders.
Here we are looking up from under the arch at the slick rock and ladders coming down. See the ladder?
Here we are looking up from under the arch at the slick rock and ladders coming down. See the ladder?
Now it is Dick's turn to come up the slick rock.
Now it is Dick's turn to come up the slick rock.
but we made it.  Look at the neat black marks on the wall behind him.
but we made it. Look at the neat black marks on the wall behind him.
Just Dick.
Just Dick.
Owachomo Bridge
Owachomo Bridge
plus Dick
plus Dick
These were just some slabs on beyond the bridge.....they looked like they had just slide over the edge above and landed this way.
These were just some slabs on beyond the bridge.....they looked like they had just slide over the edge above and landed this way.
Precarious?
Precarious?
Just fun......
Just fun......
Ah, looking thru the other way.
Ah, looking thru the other way.
More bridge.
More bridge.
This was on the way back home......comb ridge. Such color.
This was on the way back home......comb ridge. Such color.
Panorama of Owachomo Bridge.
Panorama of Owachomo Bridge.