The October 2016 NABS Valley of Fire Arch Rally in Nevada was, as usual, filled with fun and camaraderie. Presented here is a slide show of photos taken by NABS President Larry Beck. Click on any image to start the slide show. The title of each image in the slide show provides the UTM WGS84 coordinates (the NABSQNO number) in zone 11S, and where present the name and catalog number of the arch. Catalog numbers refer to the Arch Hunter Books Valley of Fire series (available to NABS members).
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Hewitt Canyon Arch, Bob Mapes (left) and Nick Terzakis
Hewitt Canyon Arch
NABS members accessing arch AZ-116 in the Eagletail mountains on Saturday, Feb 13, 2016.
Lovely Triple Eye Arch in the west Eagletail mountains. NABS members climbed high up to get near this one.
Crazy 8 Arch was also visited by NABS members on Saturday in the west Eagletail mountains.
Triple Eye Catchment Arch was discovered by Larry Beck and Bob Mapes while exploring an area near Triple Eye Arch. It is named for the wildlife water catchment that is nearby.
Arch AZ-49, west side. Terry Sorenson (left), Nick Terzakis (sitting), Jim Hoerlein (red shirt), and David Alexander
Arch AZ-49 gets bagged by NABS group
Black Glass Canyon Arch with NABS members
Diversion Dam Arch, near Florence, Arizona
Eagletail Arch bagged by NABS members
Gavilan Wash Arch, near Hag’s Tooth Arch, California
Hag’s Tooth Arch (left) with Norm’s Stargazer Arch (right)
Hag’s Tooth Arch on Three Arch Hill in California. David Alexander (left) with Bob and Marcia Mapes.
Arriving at Martinez Canyon Arch
NABS group at base of Martinez Canyon Arch before ascent to the arch
Unnamed arch near Eagletail Arch
NABS members dedicating Norm’s Stargazer Arch at Three Arch Hill in California
Whitley Bridge, Picacho State Park, CA, with NABS members
The Natural Arch and Bridge Society Spring 2015 Arch Rally was held in Escalante, Utah, and had about 40 members in attendance. It was great fun with several trips daily. Here are some photos from the Rally (hover for caption; click for slide show).
Huge pothole behind Dance Hall Rock.
Peter J. and Doug B. on Mano Arch.
NABS members crossing the Escalante River.
Alex R. near Broken Bow Arch.
Peter J. and Gwenda F. under Broken Bow Arch.
NABS members under Broken Bow Arch.
NABS members visiting 3 Caves rock art.
Larry B. on approach to Broken Bow Arch.
Fred D. near Broken Bow Arch
NABS members with Phipps Arch in distance.
Trail view of Cliff House Arch.
NABS members visiting Shakespeare Arch.
NABS members at Scorpion Arch.
NABS members bagging Broken Bow Arch.
Gus and Sandra S. near Broken Bow Arch
Cliff House Ruin
Broken Bow Arch
NABS members approaching Broken Bow Arch.
Phipps Arch from across the canyon.
Phipps Arch from a view-point.
Trail view of Escalante Natural Bridge.
Above Escalante Natural Bridge.
NABS members approaching 3 Caves rock art.
NABS members above Brimstone Arch.
Cliff House Arch