I was sad to learn this weekend that Wall Arch collapsed last week. This arch spanned 71 feet and was over 33 feet high. If you ever hiked through the fins in this area you’d know this arch was quite a sight to see.Â Due to the tight space in which it resided getting a full shot of the arch was always challenging. Arches National Park is a landscape in flux and in time all the arches there will eventually collapse. Geologic time is so slow by human standards that collapsing arches are rare. The last arch to lose portions of its structure was Landscape Arch in 1991. Let’s hope its sometime longer before any other arches seccumb to gravity.
Wall Arch Sunrise, Arches National Park
Wall Arch Collapses – U.S. National Park Service
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