Arches National Park

Arches National Park

4 May Located in Eastern Utah just South of the Colorado River.  Another corner of sunbaked earth, that typically receives only 10 inches of rain fall annually.   In 1971 was declared a National Park.  Approximately 1.5 million people flow through the gates annually....
Moab, Utah

Moab, Utah

May 2nd Sandwiched between Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, lies the town of Moab. Much has changed since I was here 15 years ago. Once a quiet town with a few bike stores, souvenir shops & hippie cafes. Moab’s main road is now lined with galleries,...
Mesa Verde & Newspaper Rock

Mesa Verde & Newspaper Rock

Valley of the Gods April 28 From Valley of the Gods we could clearly see Monument Valley.  All part of the same red-sand desert, maybe, as the crow flies, 20km apart.  Just tribal lines dividing them. Those iconic buttes, fins and cliffs have featured in more than 60...
Capitol Reef, Escalante & Valley of the Gods

Capitol Reef, Escalante & Valley of the Gods

Escalante National Monument 28th April The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument spans across nearly one million acres of public lands and contains three distinct units: Grand Staircase, Kaiparowits, and Escalante Canyon. From its spectacular Grand...
Hurricane, Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks

Hurricane, Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks

Hurricane April 23 Our friends Pat & Brenda Montani told us about Hurricane, pronounced ‘Hurkin’, Pat loved the mountain biking here, said it was more scenic than Moab, and recommended we check it out.  Sadly, as I write, Pat is in the Squamish Hospice.  How...
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