Utah 2011

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Going through the northwest corner of Arizona on I-15 you zoom through the Virgin Canyon
Going through the northwest corner of Arizona on I-15 you zoom through the Virgin Canyon
Gorgeous. Best heading south.
Gorgeous. Best heading south.
Zion cliffs from our morning campsite.
Zion cliffs from our morning campsite.
A little falls along the main road.
A little falls along the main road.
Upper Emerald falls......just a nice hike and great views.
Upper Emerald falls......just a nice hike and great views.
unless there is wind!
unless there is wind!
Looking south down the Zion canyon.
Looking south down the Zion canyon.
This is Angels Landing. We could have hiked to the top. Lots do. Nope we didn't. Looked like hard work.
This is Angels Landing. We could have hiked to the top. Lots do. Nope we didn't. Looked like hard work.
Here beyond that crack you see is the Narrows.......closed due to high water. The Virgin River comes down through there.
Here beyond that crack you see is the Narrows.......closed due to high water. The Virgin River comes down through there.
This is the Narrows.......no, we didn't hike in, too much water. So I borrowed this online to see what we missed.
This is the Narrows.......no, we didn't hike in, too much water. So I borrowed this online to see what we missed.
The Virgin River was flowing fast and furious yet this little seedling managed to grab hold thus far.
The Virgin River was flowing fast and furious yet this little seedling managed to grab hold thus far.
The ranger called this columbine? It doesn't like like Colorado columbine. Does it?
The ranger called this columbine? It doesn't like like Colorado columbine. Does it?
Canyon Overlook from the east side of the main tunnel.
Canyon Overlook from the east side of the main tunnel.
After Zion we headed east to Bryce......along the way is Red Canyon. I would have loved to creep in between these fellows but it was tough scrambling
After Zion we headed east to Bryce......along the way is Red Canyon. I would have loved to creep in between these fellows but it was tough scrambling
Here I am to give you an idea of size of these hoodoos.
Here I am to give you an idea of size of these hoodoos.
Chief of the Hoodoo tribe? notice the snow capped mts behind.....and it snowed after we left. This is May.
Chief of the Hoodoo tribe? notice the snow capped mts behind.....and it snowed after we left. This is May.
Here you can see the top layer still in place protecting the lower layers. Once that top goes, the erosion speeds up.
Here you can see the top layer still in place protecting the lower layers. Once that top goes, the erosion speeds up.
The hoodoos came in all shapes and sizes..do you see the camel?
The hoodoos came in all shapes and sizes..do you see the camel?
Here's Dick
Here's Dick
hiking among Red Canyon hoodoos.
hiking among Red Canyon hoodoos.
Oh look, real estate we could afford!..maybe. We never made it to Bryce......snowing there!
Oh look, real estate we could afford!..maybe. We never made it to Bryce......snowing there!
We headed south to Kanab rather than Bryce and snow. One of many buttesalong the way.
We headed south to Kanab rather than Bryce and snow. One of many buttesalong the way.
We visited Coral Pink Sand Dunes
We visited Coral Pink Sand Dunes
Later we discovered we needn't have made a special trip....
Later we discovered we needn't have made a special trip....
We hiked to Peek-a-boo canyon outside of Kanab, a 6 mile hike thru coral colored  sand hills. Work.
We hiked to Peek-a-boo canyon outside of Kanab, a 6 mile hike thru coral colored sand hills. Work.
An easy slot with sandy bottom. Not all are. Many are rope access only.
An easy slot with sandy bottom. Not all are. Many are rope access only.
I loved the teeth here.
I loved the teeth here.
The force of water and the intrigue of rocks.
The force of water and the intrigue of rocks.
There were also these cute little holes high up on the sides of the canyon.
There were also these cute little holes high up on the sides of the canyon.
They looked like little people worlds.
They looked like little people worlds.