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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, September 28, 2009

MWT - Road trip photos Highway 89 Arizona


Fall Aspen and Douglas Fir in Kaibab National Forest
I left the North Rim at 3:15pm. Along the meadows Aspen showed their finest gold to orange colors, sometimes like a fence or mixed into the towering evergreens.

Vermilion Cliffs
As I droped about 3000 feet off the Kaibab Plateau to House Rock Valley the temperature increased from fall back to summer.

Vermilion Cliffs
Back in the 1870s John Wesley Powell named this magnificent 3000 foot escarpment appropriately.

After crossing the Colorado River the highway turns south and parallels Echo Cliffs. The moon was up as the sun went down...

...enhancing the colors of the Painted Desert.

And the sunset was spectacular.

Sunset over Humphreys Peak
Unfortunately I didn’t make it to Flagstaff until after dark.

That is the moon
All photos were taken while I was driving. Some come out better than others. The road is smooth yet full of dips.

Made it to the KOA RV Park where I’ve camped several times before. Always get good WIFI. Tomorrow I drive the rest of the way to Yarnell.

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22 comments:

magiceye said...

magnificent images from your world!

Karen said...

I always love that trip. You see something new every time.

Sylvia K said...

Your terrific photos brought back lots of memories of having made pretty much the same trip! Marvelous!

Thanks for sharing, Gaelyn! Always enjoyed and appreciated!

Sylvia

Bibi said...

Nostalgic photos. We used to live in Arizona.

LadyFi said...

Wonderful shots - and such vast expanses with bright red cliffs. Love it!

Elaine said...

Lovely! Very different from my roadtrip! That's what makes roadtrips so fun--you see so many different things.

Elaine said...

Oh, I wanted to say I took some shots of the moon along the road today too. It was about 6:30 Alaska time. Maybe we were shooting at the same time from a different angle. I didn't post them today but will do that later.

Evelyn Howard said...

Wow, such a beautiful country!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Spectacular!! I hope you are having a safe trip Gaelyn.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: That certainly is beautiful country in which to travel.

Erin said...

gorgeous captures gaelyn. i was just going to email you this week and ask when the season was over. where did it go?
have a safe trip.
many hugs always.

Jazz said...

Oooooooh, these pictures are spectacular!

Coffeedoff said...

Oh that place is spectacular. Thanks for showing me!

Louise said...

Love that last moon picture. Can't wait to "catch up" and see if this is a quick trip or the beginning of the off season.

Jenn Jilks said...

Just an amazing world!

Moannie said...

Always spectaculour, Gaelyn, what a life, what scenery, and I can only imagine, what air.

Janie said...

Great travel pics. I see the fall colors are looking good on the Kaibab.

Quiet Paths said...

ah, thew sweet sunset of the southwest. Thanks for all of those wonderful colors. You were tired I bet when you arrived.

Firefly said...

The Arazona Desert seems to be an absolutely awesome scenic and unique area.

Kathiesbirds said...

I am assuming you are on the move for the winter like the birds? Such beautiful scenery you get to drive through! I hope you have a great time in Yarnell! Love the changing aspens!

RuthieJ said...

What a gorgeous drive you had Gaelyn.

dAwN said...

hee hee..i love your moon picture..never have seen it in that shape!

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