Astonishing Beauty

Sparkling, clear, blue water laps against towering, sheer, red-rock canyon walls and sandy beaches. Power boats and wave runners zip about while houseboats slowly wend their way deep into side canyons.  Chris & I just made it to Lake Powell, a 186 miles long reservoir on the Colorado river, straddling between Utah & Arizona.  Lake Powell … Continue reading

North versus South… Or even West?

Grand Canyon, one of Earth’s most powerful, inspiring landscapes, overwhelmed our senses.  Its story tells of geologic processes played out over unimaginable time spans as a unique combination of size, color & dazzling erosional forms.  Its rugged landscape hosts a fascinating variety of plant & animal communities, from the desert next to the Colorado River, … Continue reading

The Hoodoos

Panguitch is a Native American word meaning big fish.  This small western ‘cowboy’ town, home to Robert LeRoy Parker better known as Butch Cassidy, was settled in the valley back in 1864.  Just 7 miles south of Panguitch lies nowadays Utah’s most beautiful Scenic Byway 12.  It spans a route of 124 miles and travels through some … Continue reading

Angel’s Landing

From the depths of the Grand Canyon to the lofty mountains & mesas of Western Colorado and Utah’s soaring stone arches, a varied terrain is out there to surprise us with it’s beauty & diversity.  I was in ‘The Grand Circle’, a land of magnificent natural wonders, rich in cultural traditions & colorful history covering … Continue reading