There’s a place in Zion National Park that few people venture. It is accessed along the Chinle Trail that is not well-known. Over the years that I’ve hiked the trail, I’ve noticed some clay beds a few hundred yards off the beaten path but didn’t think they presented much of a photo op. I finally decided to check it out and I’m glad I did!
The lines and shapes of the sand dunes at Eureka Valley at Death Valley National Park make for some good abstract images. The contrast between shadows and highlights also accentuate the abstractness.
Reblog from 3 years ago. Baja California is a worthwhile trip
Baja California is not in California, it’s in Mexico. The Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez) is not in California, it’s in Mexico. But whatever it’s called, Baja Mexico is a place of much diversity, great landscapes and a vast desert environment surrounded by immense bodies of water. https://email@example.com,-113.5,6z
It’s about a 1,000 mile (1,609 Kilometers) drive from San Diego to the southern tip of Baja at Cabo San Lucas. I had the opportunity a few years ago to drive that stretch and to capture the essence of the land, its people and customs. The food was spicy, inexpensive and the military checkpoints were ubiquitous. The photos below are a good representation of the land in much of Baja with its endless mountain ridges and succulent desert vegetation. These photos and more are available as prints or downloadable files at http://dawn2dawnphotography.com/
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Reblogged from 3 years ago
If you’re not claustrophobic, you’ll love hiking through Spooky Gulch in Southern Utah. It’s a difficult drive to the Hole In The Rock Road near Escalante, Utah, 4-wheel drive required. You better not be more than 10 pounds overweight, you might get stuck in this slot canyon.
The east side of Zion National Park is some 2,000 feet higher in elevation than Zion’s main canyon. Hence, it’s colder and will receive more snow than rain. It received about a foot of snow last week .
With a foot or two of fresh snow, Bryce Canyon National Park was a required venture. The hoodoos never looked better. The weather forecast called for a high of 20 degrees(F) with a windchill of minus 22, so I quickly took care of business.
BLM proposes oil-drilling leases near Zion National Park- see link below