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Eye of the Whale Up Close and Personal


What better way to celebrate the New Year than to hit the trail as a family?

I’m finally getting over my holiday cold, Bedge was off work and the weather has been warm and beautiful, giving us great reasons to get outdoors.

We ventured out for a New Years Day hike to Eye of the Whale Arch in Arches National Park.

J-man donned his brand new Deuter backpack that he got for Christmas, brought his camera along and was ready to see this ‘eye of the whale’ up close and personal.

The hike is an easy 1/2 mile round trip with tons of exploring around the arch. After we checked out the arch, examining the inside and outside of the ‘eye of the whale’, stopping so J-Man could have a snack…actually many snacks, we trekked all around the area called Herdina Park. We spent 3 hours exploring and had a ton of fun!


Stopping to spell  – arch.


Carrying his camera like Daddy.


 Climbing to get a closer view of the ‘eye of the whale’.


 Made it to the top!


 Enjoying the view from inside the ‘eye’.


 View of the snow capped La Sal Mountains from the Herdina Park area.


How did you spend New Years Day? Did you get outside?

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  1. What a wonderful way to start off the year. This looks like a wonderful hike. We’re spending a few days beach side, so I can’t complain. We watched the most beautiful sunset last night.

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