Except for isolated remnants, the major formations are made of salmon-colored Entrada Sandstone, which turns into sand: Grit for supper! New arches are being formed and old ones destroyed as I type - erosion and weathering wreak havoc on sandstone. No matter - 'tis a lovely day to be out among 'em, admiring the vast landscape of scenic arches, towering spires, pinnacles, fins, balanced rocks, kings & queens, nipples & knobs, cartoon characters and the wide, open blue sky. This is a must-see-to-believe National Park.
North & South Windows, with a buffalo in between? People (enlarge) on right climbing steps to the arch are still far from the opening.
Jimmy half-way up the climb to Delicate Arch. Very windy here! Smartie's parked under the red arrow. Part of the 3-mi hike involved traipsing thru blowing sand! Pah-tooie!
Delicate Arch: 50 mph blasts of wind at the top nearly blew us over the side! A beautiful Arch to behold, but way too windy to sit and enjoy.