We spent the last four days of our trip in the incredible canyonlands of southern Utah, specifically some areas we'd never explored, including Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments, the ever-receding (yay) Lake Powell, and Capitol Reef National Park, as well as a place new to Chris but one I'd visited a few years ago: the wonderful but relatively seldom visited Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The rock formation and coloration, natural bridges and arches, hoodoos, slot canyons, cliff dwellings, and life were just awesome. My neck almost got whiplashed from rubbernecking the colorful rock. :) This pretty gal posed for us:
At Natural Bridges, it was a lonnng drive to get there, and a lonnng drive outta there but worth every mile. The park loop road is 9 miles, one way. I want to go back one day and run it early in the morning or under a full moon...
Fun trail to one of the bridges. I read "ladders" and said "We're doing this trail!" :)
I like it here.
Easter Island? Nope, Devils Garden off Hole-in-the-Rock Road, GSENM.
Upper Calf Creek Falls. The end of a great vacation. :) :) :)