NOTE: In the year since this post was written, climbers have figured out how to adapt climbing gear to set up a 250-foot pendulum ride under the arch, transforming this once tranquil place into a thrill-seeking Disneyesque attraction. Now, while reclining under Corona arch, you may have your solitude broken by adrenaline junkies swinging through the arch.
Two days ago (March 24, 2013) a climber was killed when he misjudged the length of his rope and crashed into the ground. I fear this unfortunate incident is likely only to increase interest in this "ultimate thrill ride".
|A Claret Cup Cactus plant flashes its brilliant red flowers.|
|The final half mile of the hike presents these panoramic views|
of Bow Tie Arch—left, and Corona Arch—right.
|Bow Tie Arch|
|Rita approaches Corona Arch.|
|Tim relaxes by the base of Corona Arch.|