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More Color From Zion’s Eastside

A professional landscaper couldn’t put this together. Nature at work at Zion National Park. Fall colors in the main Zion Canyon should be popping in the next week or two!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Desert Flora at Sunset

While mountain biking this week near Gooseberry Mesa in Southern Utah, I captured some pics over a few evenings of the changing colors of the flora and the sunsets.

 

 

 

 


Zion Canyon Night Sky

Not only is the Milky Way apparent in the sky, but so are the Sacred Datura Flowers that bloom through the night. Shot on different nights in Zion Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah

 

 

 


Flora And Some Fauna At Kaibab National Forest

Recently shot near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Summer Has Arrived At Zion

Temperatures over 100 degrees and monsoonal moisture have arrived at Zion National Park, Utah.

 

 

 

Threatening clouds pass over Cave Valley at Zion National Park, Utah


Along “Hole In The Rock Road”

This is a 54 mile dirt and gravel road that reaches Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Southern Utah.  It should be named “Hole In The Head Road” because you must have one to finish this.  It begins near the town of Escalante and The Escalante Grand Staircase National Monument.  The end of the road is Hole In The Rock, where Mormon settlers used a small gap in the sandstone to reach the Colorado River and beyond in order to settle into Southeastern Utah (More On The Hole in a later post).

 

The difficult to travel Hole In The Rock Road at The Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah

 

Eroded sandstone is the predominate feature along The Hole In The Rock Road in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah

 

 

A full moon rises over the landscape at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah

 

Didn’t want to go up there!

 

 

No Uber or self driving cars needed here.

 

 

 

 

Looks like they missed the elusive steer!

 

 

Navajo Mountain stands out in the desert landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah

 

A cactus flowers in early spring at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah

 

Desert Sand Verbena

 

Primitive camping allowed. No picnic tables and thankfully no large RV’s with noisy generators.

 

The only sound I heard here was the crackling of the fire and coyotes howling in the near distance.

 

 


Images Of 2016

My favorite images from 2016. I enjoyed the adventure of capturing them all for my website Dawn2Dawn Photography   Looking forward to a great 2017. Happy New Years everyone. Watch in HD at full screen. Music is “Stranger Still” by Vetiver and can be purchased at iTunes

 


Another Fine Southern Utah Sunset

From yesterday.

A motor home drives towards the setting sun in Southern Utah

An RV drives towards the setting sun in Southern Utah

 

The sun sets on the Southern Utah desert landscape.

 

The sun sets on the Southern Utah desertlandscape.


Normal Kaibab Photos

The Kaibab National Forest is an anomaly in a land of deep red rock canyons and desert scrub. Situated high on a plateau, the Kaibab reaches some 9,000 feet into the Northern Arizona sky.

Ponderos Pines thrive at The Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon, Arizona

Ponderosa Pines thrive at The Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon, Arizona

 

Ponderos Pines thrive at The Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon, Arizona

 

Ponderos Pines and Aspens thrive at The Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon, Arizona

 

A coyote appears at the Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

Curious Coyote

 

Ferns thrive in the deep forests of Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon Arizona

 

Ponderos Pines thrive at The Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon, Arizona

 

Wildflowers thrive along a road in the deep forests of Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon Arizona

 

Lupine plants thrive in the deep forests of Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon Arizona

 

A mule deer appears at yje Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

The mule deer are extremely healthy looking here.

 

Ponderos Pines and Aspens thrive at The Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon, Arizona

 

Ponderos Pines thrive at The Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon, Arizona


Cedar Breaks Flora

Cedar Breaks National Monument is a geologic marvel but in July, visitors come for the floral display. At over 10,000 feet in elevation, the seasons arrive later than sooner.

 

Silver Lupine and Indian Paintbrush bloom at Cedar Breaks National Monument in Southern Utah

Silver Lupine and Indian Paintbrush bloom at Cedar Breaks National Monument in Southern Utah

 

Columbine bloom at Cedar Breaks National Monument in Southern Utah

Columbine bloom at Cedar Breaks National Monument in Southern Utah

 

Columbine bloom at Cedar Breaks National Monument in Southern Utah

 

Silver Lupine bloom at Cedar Breaks National Monument in Southern Utah

 

Little sunflowers bloom at Cedar Breaks National Monument in Southern Utah

Little sunflowers bloom at Cedar Breaks National Monument in Southern Utah

 

Silver Lupine bloom at Cedar Breaks National Monument in Southern Utah

 

Little sunflowers bloom at Cedar Breaks National Monument in Southern Utah

 

Columbine bloom at Cedar Breaks National Monument in Southern Utah

 

Silver Lupine bloom at Cedar Breaks National Monument in Southern Utah

 

Little sunflowers bloom at Cedar Breaks National Monument in Southern Utah

 

Little sunflowers bloom at Cedar Breaks National Monument in Southern Utah