Project Description

In November of 2018, I returned to Arches National Park with my sister, her husband, John, and their daughters, my sweet, little niecelings, Isla and Iris.

Sweet niecelings, Isla and Iris at Arches national Park

Sweet niecelings, Isla and Iris at Arches national Park

It had been 20 years and 6 months since I first went to Arches National Park. It was May of 1998. My first winter in Summit County was over. I had taught snowboarding at Copper Mountain Snowboard School and lived in Leadville, Colorado. Leadville’s elevation is 10,200 feet above sea level. It’s the highest incorporated town in America. I was ready for some sunshine.

Arches National Park in 1998.

Arches National Park in 1998.

 These pictures were taken with my old film camera. I don’t even remember what kind. Not an SLR. Just a simple point-and-shoot, buy your film at the store and have it developed kind of camera.

1998 Delores River Trip Camp

1998 Delores River Trip Camp

We went to Moab to do a five-day river trip on Cataract Canyon. The water was too high, so instead, we opted for a trip on the Delores River. While we were planning our river trip, we took a day and went to Arches National Park.

1998 Delores Whitewater Rafting Trip Friends

1998 Delores Whitewater Rafting Trip Friends