“Must he always set his tripod at the very edge of the cliff or rock?” I wondered, peering over my boots into the deep purple chasm below. With the wind gusting, no less! Perched on a rock in Canyonlands National Park we waited for the sun to drop. As the light changed, colors flowed over the canyon like an artist’s brush making final touches on a canvas. All my worries about Greg’s cliff-hanging photo setup vanished – it was worth it!
Canyonlands is just a short drive from Moab, UT and its National Park cousin, Arches. This massive 527 square mile rocky wilderness is home to mesas, hundreds of canyons, spires, arches and the confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers. These merging rivers rush through Cataract Canyon for 14 miles creating one of the most treacherous whitewater runs in the nation. I wouldn’t even think of dipping a toe in that! Canyonlands is truly a wilderness playground and a magnet for off roaders. Dirt roads wind down into the canyons across rugged terrain not accessible by paved park roads.
As Autumn nudged Summer off the weather pedestal, we bid farewell to Utah. Actually, we high- tailed it out of there desperately chasing Summer! We grabbed her coattails in Northern Arizona and hung on until we reached Phoenix. Our travels took us through the amazing pinnacles and rock formations of Monument Valley and a relaxing few days among the beautiful red rock landscapes in Sedona, AZ.
Now we’re in Gold Canyon, AZ just east of Phoenix enjoying the warm summer days (the locals seem to think it’s Autumn!). Stay tuned for our upcoming adventures but know that, so far, we found two Apple Stores, toured two Fry’s Electronics, visited Costco several times and found two “real” Camera Stores….Ahhh the joys of civilization!
Loving Life On and Off the Tracks
Connecting people to nature
Wild photos and the tales they tell
Living Life and Making Memories
Stubborn And Courageous Adventures Reflecting the Father's Heart to The People.
Definition: A distinct kind or sort what liveth in man-made automobilehomes
ad•ven•ture: an exciting or remarkable experience
The Mitch and Val "Roadshow"
The Wildlife in Nature
Art, travel, and livin' the life
Brian Marggraf, Author of Dream Brother: A Novel, Independent publishing advocate, New York City dweller
We live to write and write to live ... professional writers talk about the craft and business of writing
A weblog of the travels and adventures of photographer Lee Rentz
Escape Explore Experience
Follow the Blonde Coyote and see more of the world!
photography from the ground up