Thursday, December 12, 2013

Glen Canyon, Monument Valley, Superstition Mountains

On the way out of Southern Utah, we passed through Glen Canyon.

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Isn't this awesome? Grand-Canyon-like scenery.

Majesty abounds!

The Colorado River.

Hard to keep your eyes on the road.

Coming into Monument Valley.

Monument Valley suffers from the same haze as Grand Canyon.

Monument Valley is not a national park. The Indians own it, and charge $5 a head to get in. There's a dirt road that circles around the more prominent buttes. It's undriveable without a 4-wheel drive. They don't mention that key fact. You have to discover it for yourself.

On the way down through Arizona, we nosed around a bit in Carefree.

Is this a cool house or what?

The Superstition Mountains are beautiful, and the forests of Saguaros are incredible. The US Park Service considers Saguaros a tree, and has thusly named this area Tonto National Forest. Even though I tried for the perfect shot of Saguaros juxtaposed with craggy hills, I utterly failed. Not enough pullovers. (That's my excuse, and I'm sticking to it.)

Posted by Dave

1 comment:

  1. Dropping by to say "hi".

    I love that house in Carefree -- looks like a Frank Lloyd Wright-type. Lovely photos, thanks for sharing.

    Hope all is well with you.


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