After spending a month exploring the northern part of the state, facilitator Rachel Falcone was itching to see the landscape of southern Utah that had been recommended by many of the fine folks of Logan. So on the long drive from Logan, UT to Las Cruces, NM, Rachel and co-facilitator Hilary Marshall stopped to stretch their legs at Arches National Park near Moab.
This national park preserves more than 2,000 naturally occurring sandstone arches. It’s also home to some lovely desert plants and even a few animals, some of whom are very good at hiding.
Rachel and Hilary were in awe of the vast, open spaces and the grand scale of the rock formations. The Southwest exists in an entirely different palette of colors than the rest of our United States, and we were happy to get a closer glimpse before going deeper into this beautiful land.
As Rachel took it all in, Hilary encouraged her to pose for the cheesy photo above, which made Hilary smile.