Any idea of what arch this is-Coyote Buttes North

Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by Thsb, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. Thsb

    Thsb New Member

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    Does anybody know the name of this arch that is near the Wire Pass Trailhead, and High Heel and Moby Dick arches? We came upon it from up high after a fair bit of wandering up and down some steep sections and were very pleasantly surprised to see it. When finished with the hike I can find no record of this arch online. While it was very out of the way, the lack of information was surprising. Can anybody help?
     

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  2. Jammer

    Jammer ❤2Hike .

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    That's a new one to me -- looks very interesting.
     
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  3. chandlerwest

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    I wonder what the process is for discovering and naming a formation. That is one great arch!! I have scrambled quite a lot in North Coyote Buttes and regret not stumbling onto this one.
     
  4. IntrepidXJ

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    Apparently, it's known as Dick's Arch, after Dick Kent, who first saw the arch in 1996.

    I just visited it over the weekend and am not surprised it's not well known even thought it's close to The Wave. The hike up to it sucked!
     
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  5. LarryBoy

    LarryBoy Hiker Trash .

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    You should have posted this in Guess the Spot :)

    Nice photo! Very interesting!
     
  6. Artemus

    Artemus I walk .

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    In what way?
     
  7. IntrepidXJ

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    About 400 feet of elevation up a steep sand hill. Of course, by the time I started I had already hiked 13 miles for the day...
     
  8. Jammer

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    I've seen a few (2) pics of this arch on Facebook now. The power of social media -- leaving no stone unturned (or 'unknown' spot secret!)
     
  9. IntrepidXJ

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    Not sure it's social media....it's posted on a popular online guide to Coyote Buttes North: https://www.thewave.info/CoyoteButtesNorthCode/Map.html
     
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