Monthly Archives: June 2009

Starry Desert Sky

At night we made a fire and watched the light dance on the rock formations following the sparks up to the sky where we saw millions of stars popping out from the celestial bowl over the deep, dark desert.

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Joshua Tree

The Mojave Desert. Historical Route 66. Rocks like big piles of bones, cave formations, cacti and jackrabbits. Sparse. Silence and tiny mice. Joshua trees look like Dr. Seuss drawings from the Lorax. Seeing as it was June when we were … Continue reading

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On the Road

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The Grand Canyon

The grandest canyon of them all at 277 miles long and 18 miles wide. Rory suspected that after traveling through Utah – the land of Canyons we might be “canyoned out…” Looking out over the Grand Canyon the vast panorama … Continue reading

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park is a lot like Arches and Canyonlands but much more diverse in ecology. Besides having cacti and various succulents that are found in the other parks, Zion’s wetter environment allows for more deciduous trees, ferns and mosses … Continue reading

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Canyonlands National Park

After a day hiking in the Canyonlands we were fortunate enough to see the full moon rise above the expansive red canyon landscape. Another singular moment that makes this trip worth while. Seeing the orange moon rise up over the … Continue reading

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Arches National Park

We spent a full day in Arches hiking through the devil’s garden on the primitive trails taking us up and over canyon walls and deep rifts in the Earth’s crust. Through valleys and over ledges we felt a part of … Continue reading

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