Arizona

 

Arizona

 

 

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Visited with Veronica - 2009

 

Glen Canyon NRA

For all of the pictures from Glen Canyon National Recreation Area be sure to head over to the:

Utah Page

 

 

Grand Canyon National Park

Visited with Veronica and Gummy Bear - 2011

 

Grand Canyon National Park        Grand Canyon National Park

      The entrance sign. (A favorite thing of mine to photograph)                  This is our first view of the canyon. We went during the middle

                                                                                                  of March. Not a good time to go apparently.

 

 

Grand Canyon National Park        Grand Canyon National Park

But it did eventually clear up. This is a similar location                                          Some elk by our hotel room.               

as the previous picture on a subsequent day.                                                                                             

 

 

Grand Canyon National Park        Grand Canyon National Park

                            View by the main hotel area of the park.                          Different filter on almost the same picture to highlight some of the colors.

 

 

Grand Canyon National Park        Grand Canyon National Park

Me trying to get to the edge for a picture without wanting to slide off.                                          I liked the clouds in this shot.                       

 

 

Grand Canyon National Park

Panoramic of the canyon.

 

 

Grand Canyon National Park        Grand Canyon National Park

Along the rim they have these markers designating the passage of                     I thought this was a cool little train station in the middle      

geologic time. I walked all the way back to the beginning to get                                        of the hotel area of the park.                       

the first one.                                                                                                          

 

 

Grand Canyon National Park

Another panoramic of the canyon.

 

 

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

Visited with Veronica and Gummy Bear - 2011

 

Sunset Crater NM        Sunset Crater NM

  View of Sunset Crater with the sign.                                                                Lava flows in the surrounding area.

 

 

Sunset Crater NM       Sunset Crater NM

                   Another view of Sunset Crater.                                          View off in the distance of another volcano on the plains.

 

 

Sunset Crater NM

Panoramic view of the cinder cone fissure which ends with Sunset Crater off to the right.

 

 

Walnut Canyon National Monument

Visited with Veronica and Gummy Bear - 2011

 

Walnut Canyon National Monument        Walnut Canyon National Monument

      View of the cliff dwelling from the entrance.                                        You can see the bedding of the sandstone and

They are made where the softer shales have eroded away.                                      shale a little better from this angle.            

 

 

Walnut Canyon National Monument        Walnut Canyon National Monument

                    View over the valley.                                                         Walking along the remains of the cliff dwellings.

 

 

Walnut Canyon National Monument        Walnut Canyon National Monument

                     View inside one of the houses.                                             A more complete wall on the other side of the meander.


 

Walnut Canyon National Monument

And the walk back up begins.

 

 

Walnut Canyon National Monument        Walnut Canyon National Monument

View of some nice cross bedding from the entrance.                                 View down one of the meanders of the river.

                                                                                                          The cliff dwellings are on the meander to the right.

 

Wupatki National Monument

Visited with Veronica and Gummy Bear - 2011

 

Wupatki NM       Wupatki NM

    My standard picture of the front sign.                                                         Distant view of the Wupatki pueblo.

 

 

Wupatki NM       Wupatki NM

     Closer view of the Wupatki Pueblo.                                                      Distant view of the Citadel Pueblo.

 

 

Wupatki NM       Wupatki NM

               Closer, a little more abstract view of the Citadel Pueblo.              Veronica being fancy, unfortunately the background got washed out.