We were staying at an RV park in Mexican Hat, Utah, which is right on the border with Arizon, to see Monument Valley. It was early afternoon, not a time I would usually be out photographing, so I was doing some writing in the RV while Ray went out to get fuel for the truck. When he returned he said there were all these vintage cars in getting fuel at the local station! I was … [Read more...] about Rally in the Valley (Part 1)
Monument Valley Tribal Park, Utah
You've seen it before. Our last stop in Utah is one of the most famous landscapes in the United States. If you're a John Wayne fan, you saw it in the 1939 film "Stagecoach". If that was a little before your time, perhaps you saw it in "Easy Rider", "2001: A Space Odyssey" or "Thelma and Louise". What about "Forrest Gump?" Remember when Forrest suddenly stopped running? It … [Read more...] about Monument Valley Tribal Park, Utah
While in Utah, don’t miss the State Parks
With five National Parks in close proximity in Utah, it might be easy to pass by the equally beautiful state parks, which are perhaps even more unique than the National Parks. After we visited Zion and Bryce National Parks, we stopped at Kodachrome Basin State Park named after the vibrant colors of the now discontinued film. From there we moved on to Capitol Reef National … [Read more...] about While in Utah, don’t miss the State Parks
Does the world really need another image of Mesa Arch?
I almost didn't go. I mean, I've seen a lot of arches (and so have you by now!). Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park, Utah, has to the be the most overly photographed place in the USA. Of course, there is a reason for that, it looks amazing at sunrise when the bottom of the arch glows red just as the sun breaks the horizon. I've seen it a gazillion times before, just … [Read more...] about Does the world really need another image of Mesa Arch?
Goblin Valley State Park, Utah
One of my favourite spots in Utah is Goblin Valley State Park where the hoodoos look like playful goblins. Located in the middle of the San Rafael Desert, about two and a half hours drive west of Moab, the valley was formed by the same forces of nature that caused the variety of rock formations I have been showing on the blog lately: inland sea, wind and … [Read more...] about Goblin Valley State Park, Utah