…well into the second 5 year mission!

Archive for March, 2016

On To Capitol Reef

Working my to the northwest, the next stop for me was Capitol Reef.  Native Americans called this home long before Europeans saw it.

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For two days, I too called this home.

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My first day here was beneath grey skies.  The sun sneaked out on the afternoon of the second day, so I headed out.  I found the Capitol Dome…

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Further west, the views were expansive.

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This place is full of trails; it was frustrating to not be able to hike them.  Still, there is a road, called Scenic Drive, that gives a nice experience.

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A re-visit to Monument Valley

I visited Monument Valley in 2010, and decided it was time to return.  My buddy Jim jokingly urged me to get a sunrise shot, knowing that I tend to sleep in.  Well, usually…

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While sunrise was ok, the late day colors on the rock really do it for me.

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Of course, given the chance, I put myself in the photo.

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