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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Monday, April 20, 2009

My World Tuesday - Echo Cliffs Arizona


Sunrise at Bright Angel Point - North Rim Grand Canyon National Park
When I finished last year’s summer season as a Park Ranger at the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park (click here for that story) I drove past Echo Cliffs on Highway 89 south back to Yarnell for this last winter. Well, guess what?

Painted Desert & Echo Cliffs
After yesterday’s post about the Painted Desert I also drove past Echo Cliffs just the opposite direction. Funny how life comes full circle sometimes.

Echo Cliffs lies on top of the Painted Desert as deposits of sand from the Early and Middle Jurassic about 175 to 200 million years ago.

This reddish-orange, cliff-forming sandstone is oftentimes veneered with black or gunmetal-blue desert varnish formed in part by the metabolic process of bacteria on the rock.

I continued on to Page, Arizona where I finally saw the Colorado River and Glen Canyon Dam, which I’ll post about tomorrow.


This series I've written over the winter for My World Tuesday is over. I've brought you to where I've spent the winter blogging, Yarnell, Arizona. To find out where I'm heading for the 2009 summer season, just keep checkin in. I promise to reveal where with a week.

For more glimpses into other parts of the world or to share your own go to My World Tuesday by clicking here.

18 comments:

Martha said...

You spent the year in a beautiful place, I hope your next season is as memorable. I guess I will have to wait to find out where you go next as I will be in Yosemite next week.

Sylvia K said...

It is a beautiful place and I'm eager to see where your path takes you next. Great photos! Always enjoy your posts!

Natural Moments said...

Layers of time are everywhere giving us season's greetings from forgotton lands. But in blogland, we will remember. In blogland, Gaelyn was here now.

Erin said...

lovely wrap to your posting...how clever of you :) so, you are obviously heading to a different location this season ^..^ am anxious to hear about it.
take care and looking forward to your next installment.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Hello Gaelyn. I missed this part when I was there so it is great to see some pics of it.

Common now, another week?? Can we wait that long? :) I bet you are headed for the South Rim again? I can tell you right now that if that is were you are going, I am going to pack my bags and head over there for a tour. I only did the North Rim when I was there. :)

Another lovely post Gaelyn. Thanks for sharing.

Janie said...

Interesting formations in Echo Cliffs, another place I've never been.

Tranquility said...

I love Arizona -
Beautiful photos!

Powell River Books said...

I just love the reds and layers in the rocks. I haven't been the desert for so long. Thanks for the tour. - Margy

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Very cool. Thanks.

Barb said...

Your sunrise at Bright Angel couldn't be better. How lovely! It will soon be a year since I visited the Canyon.

Rajesh said...

Excellent snaps. I liked sunrise at Bright Angel Point most and tle lat but one where the road disappears at the far end most.

Babooshka said...

It is such an alien landscape to me those colours especially the red of the rock are just fantastic. Lovely name too.

fishing guy said...

Gaeyln: I love your views of the South West, wondrous sites seen no where ekse in the world.

Diane C. said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful colors and layers. Your energy amazes me. I wonder where you will spend your summer.

Arija said...

What wonderful colours! You do lead a great and amazing life.

Jazz said...

I've been catching up on the last week's posts and now I really really need to get back to Arizona.

Sally in WA said...

What a beautiful place.

susieofarabia said...

You're making me really miss Arizona again...

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