We then headed back to Moab for a late dinner and to check into the hotel for the night. It was a long day but a good one. We turned in fairly early because we planned on spending the morning and part of the afternoon back at Canyonlands before heading back to Salt Lake City.
After breakfast, we headed back out to Canyonlands on Sunday morning and it was a nice day. We knew it was going to be warmer than the day before but we had packed a lot of water. We decided our first stop would be Mesa Arch as we figured it would only get more crowded as the day went on. The trail to Mesa is a loop and since most people seemed to be going on the right hand trail, we chose to go on the left hand trail. We were glad we did because we didn't see the arch until we go right up to it. We discovered on the way back on the other trail that you can see it for quite a while before you actually get to it. What I loved about this arch was what you could see on the other side. There was just a great view through the arch! After climbing around it, I decided that it looked wide enough to walk on so I climbed up and stood on top of the arch! It was really quite thrilling! Ron wasn't too thrilled with me being on top of the arch but he took my picture anyway. After that we took photos for several other people and then had someone take ours together.
After the fun of Mesa Arch we proceeded on to Upheaval Dome which was an interesting site. They aren't sure what caused it some think an asteroid others think it was a salt pit but whatever it was it was cool. A nice couple offered to take our picture so here we are!We then headed to Orange Cliffs overlook which was pretty awesome. Even more so when we discovered we could hike over to one of the cliffs which we did. It was a very interesting area and we enjoyed the usual formations. Before we could go though, I had to take one more foot dangling picture of Ron. You see, we have a whole series of pictures of him dangling his feet over different cliffs at different National Parks. I'm not sure how it all started but it's become quite a tradition with us. I have to admit though, this was a really, really high cliff and I held my breath until he was far enough back that I felt he was safe!
It was late afternoon by the time we got back to the car so, we headed on to Salt Lake City. Tomorrow I'll post about our trip to Big Cottonwood Canyon to see the fall colors!