Saturday, August 13, 2011

THE Trip, Canyonlands National Park, The Needles District, The Ride In.

CABS for Reflections From the Fence

After Man and I did our little touristy stop at Hole N' The Rock, we headed out to Canyonlands National Park, The Needles District.  As is the case so many times, the drive in and the drive out supply many oooohs and aaaahs.

We stopped for another photo op of Wilson's Arch, named after Joe Wilson, local pioneer, who had built a cabin nearby.  The signage nearby gave a good description of how the arch was formed, but, let's leave all that geological techy stuff to the scientists and let's just enjoy the beauty.

Now, a slide show, the drive from Wilson's Window to the entrance of Canyonlands National Park.  By the way, the drive from Moab to the Needles District of Canyonlands is about 70 miles, give or take.  That does not get you in and around the park.  We drive well in excess of 150 miles this day, a long day, one of many long day trips we will make to visit other national parks over the next month or so.   We end these days exhausted, overwhelmed, awed and regretful that we do not have many more hours, days, or even weeks to explore these beautiful areas of the U.S.A., and totally overjoyed that we had the opportunity to see what we did.

The majority of these photos were taken from Big Butt while riding into the park.  The story here, is again, the size, the colors, the textures. Always the size, the colors, the textures (ohhh, I said that, didn't I??).   Stunning, breathtaking, and no two formations alike!!

Soon, I will share with you our visit to Canyonlands National Park, the Needles District, more gorgeous scenery, more photos.



Joan said...

T'is truly a grandeur to behold. Thanks for taking the time and effort to share all these pictures with us.

Susan Clark (Nolichucky Roots) said...

Couldn't agree more with Joan! For further reading on the area - I read this while we were in Moab. Great fun and one gets a sense of the terrain.
The Last of the Robbers Roost Outlaws

Becky said...

Love your photos. Looks like another pretty day! When I went to Canyonlonds it was hazy and cloudy and really wasn't very pretty. Perhaps I'll have to revisit it one of these days - and hope for good weather in the process!

Linda Gartz said...

Just spectacular! Makes me want to run right out and hop into an RV and get going! What a varied and gorgeous country we live in.