Greetings Arch Hunters...today 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
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!
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 Facebook.com. Check it out at www.facebook.com/WorldArchDatabase.
WAD Tip of the Week
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%)
NABS Web Site Cross-Reference
cross-referencing the WAD with the Natural Arch and Bridge Society's
(NABS) web site www.naturalarches.org. 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).
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
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 www.naturalarches.org.
Happy Arch Hunting!