I missed posting on TD the past couple of weeks; first missed post was due to a weekend trip to Las Vegas to meet a buddy to entice the betting gods to rain some luck and fun on us. The betting gods allowed us to have some fun but refused our wishes for luck; as they say, “better luck next time”. On my return trip home from Vegas, I had a couple of hours to get ready to accompany my wife and her sister to hop on the plane, again, with a destination to Utah to see their national parks and capture some photos so that was the reason for my second missed posting on TD.
Some new readers of these posts might wonder what TD is. Best I can explain is there is a Door Monarch named Norm Frampton, living in the north (just like Santa) who grants door wishes to those wanting to see photos of doors accompanied by some stories or historical facts from his minions around the world. If you desire to become a door minion, visit his Thursday Doors website, read his post for the week and click on the button that looks like a blue frog to open the Door to other minions’ posts and join in if you wish.
My contribution this week was not what I had expected to find while in Arches National Park where the only doors I expected to see were the Rangers’ kiosk at the park entrance or the Visitors Center. Everything in Arches National Park is outdoors, excluding the restrooms. Before taking this trip, I consulted my photographer guru friend, Deborah (former TD blogger), and she suggested that I had to visit Delicate Arch while there. After seeing Deborah’s prior photo of Delicate Arch my wife was determined to see that monument, with or without me, so I made the sacrifice and hiked the 1.3 miles each way walking up 500 ft. at an incline at approximately 60 degrees (the elevation was approximately 4,800 ft.).; it wasn’t too much of a sacrifice because I wanted to see this arch too.
At the beginning of the Delicate Arch trail near the parking lot, I saw the door (or building for this post):
Other perspectives of the historical building:
This building had no door but doorways qualify for TD posts (probably a root cellar or storage building):
And views of Delicate Arch:
The hike back was a little easier but going downward is still an effort.
Thanks for visiting my blog and thanks to Norm 2.0 for his Thursday Doors blog. For more blogs and photos of doors by others please go to: Thursday Doors.