It’s been a real challenge to find time to get the blogs that I want to write finished because there is so much to see and do. In the meantime I thought I would put together a selection of photos of trip highlights with brief captions. This is a wonderful country to explore!
The Colorado River from Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah.
On a ranger-led hike through the restricted Fiery Furnace area at Arches National Park, Utah.
Eddie at Delicate Arch, Arches National Park. We went early in the morning to avoid the crowds so the light wasn't brilliant for photos but it was definitely worth seeing.
Petroglpys at Newspaper Rock, Canyonlands National Park, Utah.
Our favourite fire-ring so far - Devils Canyon Campground, Utah.
Sivapapu Bridge at Natural Bridges National Monument - from above.
And from below. We had a great hike up a canyon travelling under another two bridges.
Eddie at Goosenecks State Park, San Juan River, Utah.
Monument Valley (of course!), Navajo Tribal Park.
Best picnic spot so far, South Rim of Grand Canyon, Arizona.
It’s hard to show everything, but hopefully you can get an idea of what we are seeing – lots of very cool scenery.
About Julia Bradshaw
Historian and writer living in Hokitika, New Zealand. Special interests are the goldrushes, the West Coast of New Zealand, crime and the stories of women and Chinese on the goldfields.
Also keen on tramping (hiking) and involved in the Mt Brown Hut Community Project.
Wow, Monument Valley looks just amazing and I hope you got a lot more photos that you can show me when you get back. Any stagecoaches perhaps? Any female stage coach drivers?
All well here, apart from Kay who broke her leg and Chris, who is slowly recovering from her bad dose of ‘flu.
See you next week
Hi David, I certainly have got lots of photos which I’ll be happy to show you. I haven’t seen any coaches but I did see an old wagon used for carting borax from Death Valley. And i did meet a woman who had 30 years truck driving under her belt. Bad news about Kay & Chris. See you soon. Julia