Greetings Arch Hunters...today is Arch Wednesday! (Issue #26)
Worldwide arch count: 6120; Net Change: +18; Fallen: 25
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.
Natural Bridges National Monument/White Canyon Project (Utah, USA)
We are continuing to enter and update arch data in these areas in
anticipation of the Natural Arch and Bridge Society's (NABS) Spring 2013
Arch Rally. Search US>UT>San Juan>location keywords "Natural
Bridges" or "White Cyn."
We have added 15 new arch entries from this area. For those we already
had in the WAD, we extrapolated coordinates and entered better
directions to the arches. Many thanks to Larry Beck for his help on this
project! We received one more arch report for this area, so we're not
Largest Arches Inventory Project (LAIP): 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), this project will be ongoing over the next several months.
There are no new entries for the LAIP this week.
We now have photos and better directions to these arches, plus other data that has been updated (such as the coordinates).
Nanxu Arch, China; Tianmen Arch, China;
Nameless arch now known as Tianxing Qiao, China; Nameless arch now known
as Cape Farewell Arch, New Zealand; and another arch in New Zealand
which we had very little information on called the Southern Archway.
Many thanks to Ray Millar who provided most of the photos and some new
We have other ongoing projects, including the California Coast Project which we'll be updating in the coming weeks.
Happy Arch Hunting!