View of First Arch / by Dave Hileman

A week or two ago I shared the view from this arch, now this is a view of the arch. It lies about 2 miles off the parking area and the parking area is 4 or 6 miles on a dirt road and on a dry river bed. It was a fun drive. The temperature was high nineties when we started out on the hike but it went well until about 2/3 in and we had to ascend a pretty steep hill in ankle deep sand. We were both very tired at the top and no shade to rest under. We enjoyed the breeze and shade of the arch when we finally arrived.