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Marching Men and Tower Arch Professional Review and Guide
"Arches National Park offers a number of “major attractions” served by developed trails, but each of these destinations also features opportunities for informal side trips or extensions. Additionally, many very pleasant places are not served by trails but are still easily accessible.This is rugged-looking country, but it is also very delicate. Irresponsible hikers can leave long-lasting scars. Avoid wandering through patches of biological soil crust—low-lying, nonflowering plants. Big, black, and bumpy when mature, this important crust is nearly invisible in its early developmental stages. Providing nutrients for higher plants and helping hold the sand in place are critical roles for this important but often ignored plant community."
--Bill Schneider Edited by Ann Seifert, Hiking Utah (Falcon Guides).
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