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Back from the desert of southern Utah

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Tuesday, May 12th, 2009
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I’m still recovering from my incredible journey which caused me to miss the entire TPC tournament last week.  I have the tourney DVR’d so I’ll watch it if I get bored.

Can you see me?  I should tee up a driver from this spot at Canyonlands with a 2000 foot drop.  That would be one sure way of increasing my driving distance.

Last week I camped with my pop and my two youngest in southern Utah.  The first night we were at a remote and desolate site between Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park.  We visited Dead Horse and Canyonlands in the first 24 hours.  The picture above is of me (can you see me?) standing atop a ledge at Canyonlands.  There’s a 2000 foot drop below.

The rest of the trip we camped in Arches National Park, my favorite place on this planet.  We hiked all over and saw the incredible land formations and some of the 2000 documented arches in the park.  Arches has the highest concentration of natural bridges in the world and to be “documented” the arches must be three feet wide or bigger.   I’ve reviewed Arches before and you can read that post here.

Below I’m standing in the single most breathtaking place I’ve ever visited, Delicate Arch.  This is the arch you see on Utah’s license plates.

I’ve visited this incredible spot dozens of times.  Every time I turn that last corner of the 1.5 mile hike straight uphill in the hot desert heat and see the arch, I’m speechless and breathless.  I completely forget how tired I was and I’m filled with energy and humbled by the beauty of this place.

I only posted two images in here, but I shot 792 photos last week.  That was clearly not enough so I’m going back in two weeks…

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