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Saturday, 22 May 2004

Pix Of The Day: Largest Blind Arch In The World
CREDIT: © Ian Scott-Parker/CAMwrangler.com
WHERE: Zion NP, Utah, USA. WHAT: world's largest blind arch formation.
MAP: Zion NP. Thumbnail click pops-up larger image.

Zion Great Arch © Ian Scott ParkerOn our return journey from the Grand Canyon, we looped north to drop down into the top end of Zion Canyon. Towards evening the late afternoon sun streams up the canyon's eastern arm to illuminate the cliffs that are penetrated by the Zion Mount Carmel Tunnel. At the head of the tunnel a trail starts out for the Zion Overlook. The overlook sits over the Zion Great Arch, and as we descended from the tunnel we were treated to cloud shadow dappling across the cliffs. For the first time we noticed what we think is a naturally occurring 'petroglyph' high on the canyon wall, to the left of what is said to be the largest 'blind' arch in the world.

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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)