National Geographic : 1955 Sep
418 Burnett A. Hendryx + La Gorce Arch, Named for The Society's President, Highlights a Bend in Davis Gulch This window, 100 feet wide by some 75 feet high, punctures a tremendous arm of rock deeply undercut into large alcoves on both sides. Dr. John Oliver La Gorce, Editor of the National Geographic Magazine, took a keen personal interest in the survey of these.little-known formations. Grosvenor Arch, named in 1948 for Dr. Gilbert Grosvenor, then President of The Society, stands only 50 miles to the west; its double span towers 152 feet (page 416). + Page 419: Late afternoon sunlight sets aflame the canyon walls framing La Gorce Arch. From this down stream side an intervening mound of talus, fallen from the overhanging rock ceiling, conceals the lower part of the window. The rock beam above is so massive that it dwarfs the size of the opening. © National Geographic Society Kodachrome by Robert B. Moore that might trap the cattle, but found no seri- "Yes, the eight natural ones, plus Moore's ous hazards, two fallen arches-the ones you've complained Returning again to Broken Bow, I halted about during the climbs!" to make one last photograph of the arch The aches I had experienced on the trip, I before leaving the canyon. admitted, would soon be forgotten, but not "It's good to be among the very few who the awesome canyons and spectacular forma have seen all 10 arches in the Escalante," Bur- tions we had seen-the arches, bridges, and nett remarked. skyscraper pinnacles sculptured through the "Ten arches?" I said innocently, ages in Escalante's glowing sandstone.