Greetings Arch Hunters...today is Arch Wednesday! (Issue #22)
Worldwide arch count: 6093 (Net Change: +5)
Each week we update the World Arch Database (WAD) with newly reported arches as well as more accurate data and/or photos for existing arch entries. Each Wednesday (day may vary), we send you a list of the updated arch entries with a summary of what has changed.
Many of you arch hunters have heard the
bad news: we lost another California sea arch. This time it was the arch
at Tennessee Cove in Marin County. The good news is that a
quick-thinking photographer was on site and captured the entire demise
of the arch in a series of still photos! Check it out at http://now.msn.com/tennessee-beach-arch-collapse-photographed-by-robert-wills
More Arizona arch data was added this week (all data and photos by Stone Canyon).
Little Harquahala Arch, AZ:
This is an arch on the USGS maps and was added to the WAD during
the USGS GNIS Project. It turned out to be very small, but an arch
nevertheless, made of limestone. Search US>AZ> Location keyword
Buckskin Mtns, AZ: I found several
arches here that were previously undocumented. First I went to
Giers Arch (previously documented), and shot a good photo (above).
As a bonus I found two others up the mountain and behind it
(AZ-82 and AZ-138). The next day I went to the Desert Bar (yes, a bar
way out in the desert - and way cool!), where there were a surprising
number of arches near the bar and in the surrounding
hills. There are no doubt other arches to be documented in the
Buckskins, particularly in the more remote areas of this deep desert
range. Search US>AZ>La Paz> Location keyword "Buckskin"
California Side: While camping on
the Colorado River in Arizona, I looked across to the California side of
the river and spotted an arch in a big red rock, CA-274. It was
surprisingly beautiful in the evening light, with the palm trees adding a
dramatic touch to the scene. Search US>CA>San Bernardino> Arch
name keyword "CA-274"
We'll be starting on the Largest Arches Inventory Project (LAIP) soon, wherein we'll be focusing on updates for the largest arches in the world, defined in the World Arch Database as arches having a superior Greater Arch Dimension (or GAD).
Happy Arch Hunting!