Thomas McGuire reports a beautiful little arch-within-an-arch at Whitney Pocket in the Gold Butte National Monument 50 miles (as the crow flies) northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. It is a remote and little traveled area. The Monument is accessible via Gold Butte Road off Interstate 15 Exit 112. The larger opening has a span of about 10 feet. The arch is located at 11S-756542-4046064.
Thomas’ photo was featured as Earth Science Picture of the Day sponsored by the Universities Space Research Association. The sandstone from which the arch is formed is a beautiful golden brown.
Thomas is author of an earth science textbook with a nice cover photo of Mesa Arch, Utah.