A 7-Year-Old’s Hike To Delicate ArchPosted on Apr 7, 2013 | 25 comments
North American Road Trip: Day 84
This morning we're in Petrified Forest State Park in Escalante, Utah - and it's cold! As far as state parks go, this one ranks up there as one of the best. All we need is a little sun to warm the place up and we'll be in heaven.
My daughter Maggie is taking her first stab at blogging today. This is her take on our hike to the famous Delicate Arch in Arches National Park. She carried the camera, took the pics, and put this all together. Roadschooling at its best. Enjoy!
Our Hike To Delicate Arch
The one thing I wanted to see while we were in Moab, Utah was Delicate Arch, the one on the Utah license plate. The hike was going to be about 3 miles long, so we prepared by bringing water, snacks, and sunscreen.
At the beginning of the hike, we saw an old cabin that belonged to John Wesley Wolfe.
Just around the corner from the cabin, we found some petroglyphs. These are drawings that Native Americans made long ago.
Next, we started our big hike. It was all uphill in the beginning. And it's a pretty cool hike when you get to walk along the edge of a mountain! It took us about 1.5 hours to make it up to the arch.
When we got to the arch it was beautiful! It is a lot bigger than it is on the license plate, and it was really crowded when we got there. But still, it was a beautiful sight to see.
So I would really recommend visiting Delicate Arch and I would really love to visit it again too!
Last Stop: Joshua Tree National Park
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