On our second day of hiking, we did a morning hike out to the Twin Pinnacles and beyond to an arch. The hike started out across country, then into a draw or dry creek bed, past the pinnacles and then a big climb up with big vistas to view the arch. Here are some of the sights we saw on our way to the top.
After coming back down from the arch, our group of 20 people found a shady spot to stop and have lunch, all the while enjoying the wonderful views.
I listened as the various conversations drifted upwards from all of the small groups of people. It was not at all unpleasant, but I had to try to imagine what this lovely spot would have been like in total silence.