I spent the last month in the wilderness, from the Great Sand Dunes in CO to the might five National Parks of Utah and then down to the north rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. As you might imagine, I’ve got a lot of photos. Until I write about the trip, here’s a “thanks for waiting for me” present, my (so far) top ten favorite images from the trip.
Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado
Canyonlands National Park, Utah
I fell in love with Utah with this view.
Arches National Park, Utah
Early one morning, I hiked to Tapestry Arch near the campground. Just me and the arch, no one else within sight and I treasured that momet of solitude.
Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
The biggest surprise of the trip, how much I loved this place.
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
To experience Bryce is to be almost overwhelmed by the immensity of the place.
Zion National Park, Utah
I camped underneath the Watchman and so got to watch the colors from sunrise to sunset.
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
I’d been to the South Rim but not the North Rim till now. It’s a whole different level.
Navajo Bridge, Arizona
Two mirror-image bridges, one built in 1927-1929 (on the right) and one built in 1993-1995 (on the left here). Bonus was seeing four condors hanging out on the girders of the new bridge.
Horseshoe Bend, Arizona
Despite the hordes of people taking selfies, this was an amazing view and I’m glad I saw it.
Antelope Slot Canyon, Arizona
Checked “slot canyon” off my bucket list for my birthday.
I saw and felt so much it’s going to take a while to digest it and then write about it, so be patient and I’ll share more images while I’m working away on the writing.
(The cover image for this post is the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona.)
Nothing is less real than realism. Details are confusing. It is only by selection, by elimination, by emphasis, that we get at the real meaning of things.