Just a quick picture from USA. I am working full time renovating my new home so not much time for photography ;(
I plaid guilty, I am late for our sunday Rendez-vous. But I figured that this is a 3 days week-end so it was allowed to post monday morning. ;D
I dont know what you got but in Toulouse, France, weather is really bad, that’s a shame for all the kids who are going to search for wet eggs.
Anyway, Happy Easter everyone.
For those of you wich are not familiar with this kind of object, this is called a Cairn. It is just a man-made stack of rocks and human beings had buildt these pile since prehistoric times for many reasons (landmarks, grave, religious or mystical places…).
Nowadays Cairn could still be use as religious sign like the often decorated mongolian ovoo but the most commons use for cairns in North-america and Northern Europe is to mark mountain bike and hiking trail. So if you are lost and you see one of those, you know that you are on the right path ;D
This particular Cairns indicate the road trought Park Avenue, a small canyon at Arches National Park in Utha.
On my first trip in USA, with a friend we were doing some agricultural work in a peache farm somewhere in Colorado. The owners were kind enough to share an old 4wheel toyota so we had the chance to take a Sunday trip right to Utah.
After a quick stop trough Moab, we went straight to Arches NP. There we decided to take a walk to Delicate Arche not knowing what awaits us. After a hike that felt like ages, we arrived at a small path that run along a cliff and to our right: a big wall. I saw a hole in that wall and I finally climb trough it.
After some efforts, I took step on a small cove with an astoning view of the place you are about to see in the attached picture. Silenced by the marvellous scene, I hadn’t noticed that I wasn’t alone. Sitting close to me was somekind of hippie dude smoking pot. He stared at me, smiled and asked “Wanna join me?”. So I just sat there, watched the sunset go down and smoke with this weird-unknow guy.
From that moment, I decided I would always come to this place if the possibility was offered to me. So there I’m, I’ve been in USA 5 times since and everytime I’ve been able (3 on 5), I’ve found myself looking at this same wonderfull view.
Anyway, long story short: If you ever planned, sooner or latter, to travel to USA… make damn sure you don’t miss this place!
This picture was taken on my 4th trip during the summer of 2010.
Greetings from France.