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Posted: April 12 2018 at 12:58pm | IP Logged Quote M700

Am one week into a three-week trip. So far... this Northwest fellow is impressed! I like what I see for the most part. Doing a lot of hiking, pretty much every day. So much to explore. I'll let a few photos do most of the talking:

White Rim Road, a 1950's uranium exploration road in what is now Canyonlands National Park, Utah. It's about 100 miles long. Must reserve campsites well in advance. Beautiful desert/canyon country with HUGE terrain!


Found a herd of desert bighorn sheep:


Ancient rock art called "The Great Hunt" in Nine Mile Canyon:


I hadn't expected to be so enthralled with Nine Mile Canyon. Was going to spend two or three hours there. Spent the whole day!

Have a little fridge in the back of the Jeep, and a Coleman stove to feed myself:




I'll update this time to time when I can get Wi-Fi. Walked through the ruins of a 1,000 year old pueblo yesterday. It was a wonderful, quiet, contemplative walk. Those folks had a hard life.

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Man I am so jealous but thanks for sharing !   Joe

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Nice. Certainly update when you can.


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Posted: April 15 2018 at 6:50pm | IP Logged Quote M700

Yes, there's a tiny Jeep in this photo:








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Terrific pics! It would be fascinating to learn the engineering that was involved in their buildings. Also, what did they use for "paint" in their art?

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Great pics as always. Maybe you missed your calling

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Spent the day at the Grand Canyon, being tourists. Terrific! :)










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Saw a few elk too:







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KinleyWater wrote:
Great pics as always. Maybe you missed your calling


Thanks. I've had a few photos published over the years. Feels good when an editor chooses some of my photos. I'm not real serious about my photography, but I do enjoy.

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doghawg wrote:
Terrific pics! It would be fascinating to learn the engineering that was involved in their buildings. Also, what did they use for "paint" in their art?

Randy


The various paints are made from the various minerals and other materials available to them.

With the buildings - at Honanki - we were able to see the progression of building skills from earlier structures to newer structures. They got much better. The lines are straighter, the geometry better.

Fascinating stuff. I know very little about the Sinagua peoples - but am amazed by them.

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Posted: April 22 2018 at 9:46pm | IP Logged Quote M700

Meanwhile in Arizona:


And plunging into Titus Canyon, headed towards Death Valley:




Ubehebe crater, Death Valley. It's about a half mile across and 500' deep. Blew about 2,000 years ago:


Stovepipe Wells sand dunes, Death Valley:


Am back in the Northwest now. It's been nearly three weeks, and one heck of a trip!

Guy
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Last time I was through that area (many years ago, now) we visited the Painted Desert, Petrified Forest, and the Canyon. After about an hour at the south rim, it started snowing.

Deciding discretion was the better part of valor, we started back toward Flagstaff. Within a half-hour of us starting to drive, the snow worsened and we were in full on blizzard conditions. Then we passed the mountain there... (looks up) Humphrey's Peak, and it was like driving from night into day - blue skies and sun. Not sure if I would have believed it had I not been there myself.

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Posted: April 23 2018 at 4:27pm | IP Logged Quote M700

Back home now. Almost three weeks and 3,600+ miles later.

Spent a week or so on my own. Camping etc..

Spent the last two weeks with my wife. She flew down to meet me in Arizona.

Expenses went up considerably with her arrival!

Not unexpected. Was a great vacation with good friends. Saw some family along the way. Learned a lot about the southwest and thoroughly enjoyed!

Good to be home though.

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Great as usual Guy. If you ever publish a picture book I'd buy the first copy.
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Rex wrote:
Great as usual Guy. If you ever publish a picture book I'd buy the first copy.


Thanks!

But you can see 'em here for free...

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