One year ago today, we were married. During our wedding trip we visited Death Valley before getting married in Las Vegas then taking a grand tour of Southern Utah and Northern Arizona. It was a beautiful trip. This picture was taken in the sand dunes of Death Valley. The sand dunes was our favorite place to visit…
The sand dunes look pleasant, inviting, however, looks are deceiving. Walking up a slope is an arduous task. Every step up comes with a slide down most of the time 75% of the step is lost. Other times it’s almost 100%. I found myself getting on all fours to climb up the slopes. Once up to the…
Here I am in the shadow of the Checkerboard Mesa at Zion National Park in my thinking man’s pose. It’s a pose my eldest daughter hates…so…I use it often.
This flute was formed by water erosion. Looking at Death Valley, it’s hard to believe there is any water in the area let alone enough to form this flute.
Death Valley boasted some wonderful rock formations accessible via short hikes. We found it was best to visit these early in the morning or late in the day to avoid the heat of the midday sun.
Zabriskie Point is barren. Nothing grows here. It’s know for the colors in the rock and the light at sunrise. We arrived early in the morning with a host of others anticipating the rising sun.
Walking up a dune is tiring. Every step up comes with slippage back. Depended on the slope, there are times when an entire step up results in net negative progress. For some of the steep slopes, I crawled on all fours.