I had set my alarm for 6am, and after a quick cup of tea I made my way back to Arches National Park to see sunrise at Balanced Rock.
I then made my way to The Windows area of the park, which was beautiful too, and took the deserted trail around behind the North and South Windows.
With a bit of scrambling up some rocks, I managed to find one of the best views I have ever seen, with one arch framed right in the middle of another. I sat quietly, enjoying this incredible vista for a while.
Eventually I headed down into Moab to restock food, water and fuel. Moab looks like my type of town, as every second building on the main road through town advertises some sort of adventure activity – 4WD trips, rafting, skydiving, mountan biking, ATV trips, and much more. But money is getting a little tight, and time running short on my last leg of my US visit, so after lunch I decided to push on southwards, deeper into the desert, towards Monument Valley on the Utah/Arizona border.
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Arches National Park