We have just updated and expanded our post about Capitol Reef National Park. Capitol Reef is one of our favorite parks. It has it all: geology, history, and dramatic landscapes. Continue reading Capitol Reef National Park — Updated
Back in 2011, I visted Carlsbad Caverns National Park. As a result of that visit, I posted a series of posts about how to capture, develop, and polish photographs taken in the caverns. Here is an addendum to those posts. It contains photos of the caverns, but also of the surrounding area. Continue reading Carlsbad Caverns Area of Southern New Mexico
Tucson is in the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona. There are many places to visit around Tucson. Some of these places include:
- Saguaro National Park,
- Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum,
- San Xavier del Bac,
- Titan Missle Museum.
Chaco Canyon was a center of Ancesteral Puebloan culture between 850 and 1250. Because of its historical significance, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site called Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Here is a view entering the park in the late afternoon.Continue reading Chaco Culture National Historical Park
Utah’s Capitol Reef National Park, near Torrey, exists to protect the area around a 65 million year old warp in the earth’s crust, called the Waterpocket Fold. Even more noteworthy, it is the largest exposed monocline in the United States.
According to the National Park Service, the name capitol refers to the white domes of Navajo Sandstone that resemble capitol building domes, and the name reef refers to the rocky cliffs that are a barrier to travel, like a coral reef. Domes and reefs are just the start of the wonders in the park. Continue reading Capitol Reef National Park
The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is a recent addition to our national park system. It was created in 1999. Before that, it was a national monument, established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933. Continue reading Black Canyon of the Gunnison