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
all twisted up
McKittrick Trail in Guadalupe
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.
A trio of b/w images.
A variety of plants
Slate in a field of limestone
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
Stalactite with Popcorn
The elevators were out of order. I felt bad for a lot of people.
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.