Kauri and I are happy to announce that we have discovered a brand new major natural bridge in Death Valley. As many of you know, we have both spent a lot of time hiking in the Grapevine Mountains searching for previously undocumented major natural bridges. It was last April when Kauri made the stunning discovery of Moonlight Bridge which made big news within the park. Now we can tell you that by working together, we have found another one which is equally as impressive. The new bridge has some similarities and differences to Moonlight Bridge. Like Moonlight Bridge, the new bridge is also found in the Grapevine Mountains and it has a similar rock texture on the backside. But the canyon setting, structure, and coloring of the bridge is much different and quite unique. The name that we have chosen for our new major natural bridge is Sunlight Bridge. This coming Thursday, we will be releasing side-by-side trip reports documenting our discovery of Sunlight Bridge from our own perspectives. This will give everyone a chance to appreciate the discovery through our own eyes and have a better perspective for both how we were able to accomplish this and what it meant to us. We will also explain why we named it Sunlight Bridge. Kauri will be publishing her trip report on her site and a link to that will be provided within my report. This new co-discovery initially took place back in mid-November but was not revealed publicly at that time. Check back in on Thursday when our reports are scheduled for release for the entire story of the discovery of Sunlight Bridge. Until then, enjoy this special top-to-bottom panoramic photograph of Sunlight Bridge.
I’ve been getting an unusually large amount of blog views over the past few days, so I thought I better post an update about the upcoming announcement. My best estimate is that the announcement will be made sometime on Tuesday January 7. The announcement is indeed for something very special that Kauri and I have found in Death Valley. After the announcement, we both will be releasing simultaneous trip reports on the finding within the week, perhaps as early as Thursday January 9. Check back soon.