Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wordless Wednesday: A 55 Foot Tall Precarious Balancing Rock

It's Wordless Wednesday so I thought I'd post yet another photo from my Mighty 5 tour of Utah's National Parks. This is the famous Balanced Rock formation at Arches National Park just outside of Moab.

The total height of Balanced Rock is about 128 feet and then the balancing rock rises about 55 feet above the base.

You can get a sense of the scale of this tenuous rock by looking at the people climbing on the formation. That huge rock is about the size of three semi trucks.

To get close to Balancing Rock, if you dare, there is a loop trail from the parking lot. I skipped that. I hear that another such rock fell off of the formation in the 70's.