Saturday, October 5, 2013

Horseshoe Bend, Page, Arizona

Horseshoe Bend is the name for a horseshoe-shaped bend of the Colorado River located near Page, Arizona. The panorama photo is made from 8 photos. Yes, my tripod was setup right at the edge of a 1,000 foot drop.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park is closed but our hotel has property next to the park, on the rim of the canyon.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Capital Reef National Park and Dixie National Forest

Recent rains (before our trip) have enabled colorful plants in the semi-arid desert. We stopped in Capital Reef National Park to see the petroglyphs. In the latter part of the afternoon we drove through much forest land, in the Dixie National Forest, while viewing the changing colors of Fall. It was gorgeous.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Monument Valley, Utah and Arizona

At and near Monument Valley, Utah and Arizona.


Canyonlands National Park

Photos from Canyonlands National Park. We arrived in the dark, to see the sunrise on Mesa Arch, so we were in the park when it closed. We were permitted to stay as long as wanted to, that day. We intended to leave the park after sunrise, but we had to stay, so we didn't have breakfast until 4pm. We also hiked out on a "fin" into the canyon.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Arches National Park

Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, at sunset. About 200 people were there taking photos. The long climb to the arch, on a rough uphill trail over stone, is grueling, and the walk back to the over-flow parking lot is mostly in dark dusk. It is painful to walk now.