On our way to the rodeo we opted to leave a day early and drive through Arches National Park. It turned into a bright, sunny day, but still very chilly, so the previous day’s snow was still in the Park when we got there. It made everything especially paradoxical, a study in contrasts, such as reddish hoodoos against a backdrop of steep, snow-covered mountains.
We decided a short hike was a necessity, after sitting in the car for several hours, so we headed to the North and South Windows.
Of course, being ‘mountain’ people, we decided to take the precipitous trail around the back side.
Along the way we had to practice our reading skills at the many signs. Notice all the footprints; obviously today’s hikers are not too literate.
Maybe that wasn’t the best decision, as we found Bill in the trail like this:
Gotcha! It’s just Bill being Bill! Fortunately, Ranger wasn't here to see this.