Three New Photo Galleries

20090621-grandcanyon-_DSC1410 The following gallery is from our flight over and float trip down in the Grand Canyon.

New Gallery: Grand Canyon from Above and Below, AZ

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Dead Horse Point is a local State Park just north of Canyonlands National Park, UT. The light was poor and the sky was hazy, but the canyons below were stunning.

New Gallery: Dead Horse Point, UT

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The Tower Arch Trail is a 3.4 mile round trip hike to a lovely arch we hiked to yesterday and enjoyed a picnic lunch beside the arch.

New Gallery: Tower Arch Trail, UT

Mesa Verde Vistas in Colorado

May 15, 2009 Mesa Verde means "Green Table".

Here are a few Mesa Verde table tops, vistas and canyons for your viewing pleasure:

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Up next, Mesa Verde National Park and its Ancestral Puebloen cliff dwellings.

-P

The Avenue of the Giants

October 24-26, 2008 We camped at Giant Redwoods RV in Myers Flat, CA with the 51,222 acre Humboldts Redwoods State Park on all sides.

Our lush and roomy campsite:

The view of Eel River across the way:

The site where an otter dipped in and out of the burbling river (too quick for a pic):

A quarter mile down the road in downtown Myers Flat:

The real attraction is the Avenue of the Giants, a 31 mile scenic drive through redwood groves where the road encroaches on the grand giants of the forest.

You might find it interesting, too, that few wildlife sightings occur here - the canopies of 300' tall trees leave little sun for growth on the forest floor and therefore little to forage. At most, you might spot a few birds so it makes for a particularly unusual and placid excursion.

The last of the harvest, an organic roadside produce shack:

A final stock up on enchilada supplies before the next waypoint: Fort Bragg/Mendocino.

Peace

-P