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From a distance, I thought the rock in the foreground might be a natural arch, but the hole doesn't penetrate completely

From a distance, I thought the rock in the foreground might be a natural arch, but the hole doesn't penetrate completely The old road leads me to a nice lookoff point from where I plot my next stepsThumbnailsI climb up the hill to get a view of the next unnamed canyonThe old road leads me to a nice lookoff point from where I plot my next stepsThumbnailsI climb up the hill to get a view of the next unnamed canyonThe old road leads me to a nice lookoff point from where I plot my next stepsThumbnailsI climb up the hill to get a view of the next unnamed canyonThe old road leads me to a nice lookoff point from where I plot my next stepsThumbnailsI climb up the hill to get a view of the next unnamed canyonThe old road leads me to a nice lookoff point from where I plot my next stepsThumbnailsI climb up the hill to get a view of the next unnamed canyon

What I didn't see from the other side of the canyon is the small eye-hole in the rock on the ridge above it with blue sky shining though it.