Monthly Archives: March 2016

Desert Blooming 

Near Lake Roosevelt in central Arizona, you can find the Tonto National Monument. If you visit in March you will find the plants abloom. The cliff dwellings are impressive too.  The Apache Trail is a treacherous but scenic drive. 

sandstone and cacti

  

animated saguaro

  

safe house

  

Lake Roosevelt

  

all twisted up

     
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Desert Black & White

 

McKittrick Trail in Guadalupe

 

Hello moon

 

cactus shells

 

McKittrick #2

 

Saguaro cacti

straight up

 

petrified giant

 

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Canyon de Chelly 

A few black and whites from this mesmerizing canyon in Navajo Nation. This historic monument has the ancient cliff dwellings, the Navajo fortress, and spider rock.
   
    
    
  
    
    
 

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White Sands National Monument Sand Art

White Sands … Blinding Sunlight … Beautiful Images 

   
    
    
    
    
 

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Guadalupe Mountains N.P. McKittrick Trail. 

Hiking at noon in the desert isn’t the brightest idea. But we had plenty of company. This 4.8 round trip hike takes you through a canyon, along a creek, and has a 1930s cabin.    

  

  

Refreshing

   A trio of b/w images. 

   

    

A variety of plants 
  

Limestone shelf

  

Slate in a field of limestone
 

El Capitan

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Deep into the Earth, without an elevator. 

My friend said Carlsbad Caverns are as stunning as the Grand Canyon.  She might be right. This is a high quality US National Park. 

  
    
   The Bat Amphitheater   

Top notch landscaping    

Speleothems

    

Stalactite with Popcorn

  

Stalagmite

   
  
    
  The elevators were out of order. I felt bad for a lot of people. 

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Big Bend with an iPhone. 

My 23rd U.S. National Park. Big Bend has a rugged desert, stunning canyons, and an interesting group of mountains – the Chisos.  

  
  

We didn’t see bears or mountain lions. But we saw plenty of roadrunners, coyotes, bats, jackrabbits, and lizards.    

My friend in Texas taking a picture of me on the Mexico side. A short walk across the Rio Grande.  

    

       
    The Santa Elena Canyon

  

The Chisos Mountains in the distance. 

  

Rio Grande River
  Santa Elena Canyon and the Rio Grande River. Mexico on the left United States on the right. 

  

Ancient lava flow crumbling into the white chalky limestone. Tuff Canyon. 
 

Tuff Canyon 

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