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.
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Majesty abounds!
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The Colorado River.
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Hard to keep your eyes on the road.
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Coming into Monument Valley.
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Monument Valley suffers from the same haze as Grand Canyon.
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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.
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On the way down through Arizona, we nosed around a bit in Carefree.
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Is this a cool house or what?
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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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