Greetings from Arches National Park!
This is Ellen S. Faith. She was never happier during our 45 years of marriage than when we were visiting a National Park. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, we created The National Park-off, a humorous challenge to our friends. The object was to visit all the National Parks before dying. When Wegener's disease took out her kidneys, she simply scheduled dialysis treatments at clinics near parks we had not visited and we continued until she passed away in 2015. I miss her so very much, but she did not live to have to see the Parks threatened as they are now. I hope everyone will stand with the Parks and make sure they are there for our grandchildren's grandchildren.
P.S. I support the parks because… When you drive into a National Park you notice a change in the people for the better. We all need the experiences that only the Parks seem to bring out in us.
Arches National Park
Wind and water, extreme temperatures, and underground salt movement created the sculptured sandstone rocks at Arches National Park. This park contains the greatest number of natural arches in the world. Early explorers thought the arches and monoliths were, like Stonehenge in England, the works of some lost culture.
- State: Utah
- Established: 1929