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Greetings Arch is Arch Wednesday! (Issue #65)
Arch Wednesday is your weekly update for arch reports from around the world, as reported to the

World Arch Database
Worldwide arch count: 8209

New Mexico, USA is famous for its abundance of chili peppers, but it looks as though Arizona's got you beat, New Mexico! Bet you don't have an arch with an opening shaped like a chili pepper!
Chili Pepper arch is located near Box Canyon, a tributary of the Gila River near Florence, Arizona, USA. Coordinates and directions to this arch are listed in the World Arch Database.

Each Wednesday we update the World Arch Database (WAD). We'll have newly reported arches, more accurate data and photos for existing arch entries, plus fun arch stories, facts and more! To subscribe to the World Arch Database, click here.

World Arch Database and Arch Wednesday now on Facebook! 
The WAD has now joined the modern age by posting a page to Check it out at

WAD Tip of the Week 
Always use UTM coordinates (Universal Transverse Mercator) instead of Latitude/Longitude. UTM is a metric system and is therefore much easier to use, especially when the UTM grid is projected onto a map.

SPANOIDS (arch facts and statistics)
Net Change in Worldwide Count since last Wednesday: +3
Arches with Greater Arch Dimension of 100 ft (30m) or more: 158 (1.932% of worldwide count)
US State with the most arches: Utah with 4373 (about 53.5% of worldwide count or about 60.6% of US count)
Country with the most arches outside the US: Algeria (hundreds of arches) or France, with over 900 according to French arch hunter Guilain Debossens.
Fallen (Worldwide):
34 (0.385%)

Data Projects
NABS Web Site Cross-Reference
We are cross-referencing the WAD with the Natural Arch and Bridge Society's (NABS) web site This is a huge job that will likely take several more months to complete (we're done cross-referencing the US section of this site).

Coming Soon
Nicholus Terzakis Archives Cross-Reference: We'll be cross-referencing the WAD with the lifetime collection of arch data and photos from arch hunter Nicholus Terzakis.

Larry Beck's New Mexico Archives: Arch hunter and current NABS President Larry Beck's compilation of hundreds of New Mexico arches will be added to the WAD. We already include many many New Mexico arches submitted by Mr. Beck, but he has found many many more since our last data dump in 2008.

Arch Hunting Expeditions, Rallys and Events
The Great American Solar Eclipse is coming on August 21, 2017. We plan to visit some arches in Idaho, USA that are in the path of totality to try to get some unusual arch photos during this rare event!
The Natural Arch and Bridge Society has a spring rally planned for late April/early May, 2017 in southwestern Utah and points east. For complete details, visit their web site

Happy Arch Hunting!
yours truly,
Stone Canyon


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