Funnel Arch and a Glorious Sunset

Scott Chandler

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11/16/2015

Another weather system was slated to blow through on my days off. Looking at the forecast and radar, I determined I might have enough time to fit in some adventuring before it descended upon the area. So, off to the Kane Creek road I went.

Ominous clouds were building and falling apart before my eyes. This storm was not moving around like I thought it would. Reaching Moab I thought I would get wet. Reaching Kane Creek, it was sunny and fantastic.
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In my researching of the area, I stumbled over an arch that sounded a little more off the beaten path known as Funnel Arch. I believe the name comes from the spicy scramble needed to reach the arch. If it weren't for that I think this arch would be a popular destination. As it is, it's enough of a climb to keep people away. Kinda scary. Not hard , but a fall would be bad.
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After working my way through the funnel like drainage, poof there the arch was. Pretty nice little spot.
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You can even see the Colorado River from up there.
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After spending my time up there and eating lunch I decided to continue south on the Kane Creek road. A very scenic road it is. Having sweet, still water reflecting and fall colors added to the scenery immensely.
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I really had no idea where I was going. When the road split I drove on for another couple miles, eventually starting to climb by some eroding cliffs. I eventually chickened out and turned around, not wanting to get caught in something beyond my crossover's abilities. It turns out I was headed towards Hurrah Pass, if that matters to anyone.
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Returning back to Dead Horse Point, the sky was really unfolding. Quickly dropping off my groceries, I headed out to The Point and took in the show. It was one of the most fun sunsets I have witnessed. Moving clouds, snow, snowbows, godrays, ominous darkness and spendid light. I'll just show the pictures and stop trying to put words on what simply can't be described.
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And those aren't all of them! Jeez I've taken a lot of pictures here.

I hope y'all enjoyed.

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