14 Jun 2014

Utah by abbieredmon

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It was another early morning, and this time we had about a mile hike to get to Delicate Arch before sunrise.

It's a pretty steady uphill -- really steady once you start climbing the rock slab -- and a little exhausting first thing in the morning with headlamps, but it's worth it.

This arch is definitely a cool one, and I was happy to see it in the prettiest light of the day. I think sunset could also be pretty rad here, but I'll have to save that for next time.

Hiking down after the sun was up gave me a newfound appreciation for waking up at 4 a.m. -- at 7:45 a.m. it was already pretty hot, and the sun was right in the faces of everyone who was making the climb up. The light was getting harsh.

Like I said, getting up for sunrise is ALWAYS worth it!