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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, November 16, 2009

MWT - Part 7 Death Valley National Park - Day 2 Natural Bridge Canyon

Looking into the mouth of Natural Bridge Canyon
After leaving hell, oops I mean Furnace Creek, we attended an afternoon guided Ranger walk into Natural Bridge Canyon to learn more about the geology of Death Valley.

27 comments:

RuthieJ said...

Had you ever met Ranger Bob before this trip (during your years as a ranger)? That's a lot of diverse geologic information to have to know and remember!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific post, Gaelyn! And your photos really capture the feel of the place as I remember it. Always enjoy the information you include!

Enjoy your day!

Sylvia

dowhatyoulove said...

I am loving getting to know this area better. I think many people would just picture it as a desolate area, but there is so many amazing things going on there!

Ranger Bob's life sounds interesting. Two amazing places to work.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I do LOVE your posts my friend. You have the most terrific information to add to your wonderful photographs.

Diane AZ said...

Enjoyed the tour of Natural Bridge Canyon. Your photos are beautiful and it's interesting to learn how the valley was formed.

Secretia said...

It's like National Geographic photography, very beautiful!

Martha Z said...

Great post about an interesting place. I like your "Gneiss old rock". There are a lot of interesting rock in that park.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: Love the post and the bridge. I could have used that rock on a what is it and only you would have gotten it.

dAwN said...

Wow great info Gaelyn!
So maybe you can help me out here..We only have time to visit one of these places and it will be the second week of December..Yosemite or Death Valley..
which one?

Natural Moments said...

Alluvial fans are cool. I used to spend a lot of time in these places finding desert tortoises. They represent fresh soil to walk upon. Rich in nutrients, they bring life to the world.

J Bar said...

Magic scenery.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

JOE TODD said...

Once again great phtos and post. I'm interested to see what your answer to Dawn will be Yosemite or Death Valley???

Barb said...

Great geological tour, Gaelyn. The photos of Natural Bridge are awesome!

Ms. Fiddlesticks said...

Love traveling with you. How is the "dial up" doing. Changed by blog to two posts on a page, will that help? Less to download. If one is best, can do that.
DF

Indrani said...

Great informative post!
Lovely shots too.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I think that it is so cool that you really get into the background of a place so deep. Great pictures and explanations.

Nina P. said...

The rugged beauty of this part of the country is amazing. I've traveled some but you've got me itching to go again.... Thank you for the history and knowledge you share here. You are a gem stone that's for sure. Love and Light, Nina P

Firefly said...

This is such an amazing place. It barely gets any rain, yet there is life. I am also fascinated with the geology of the area. Another lesson well worth learning.

LadyFi said...

Wow - no wonder it looks so dry, and is called Death Valley.

Great shots.

koala said...

The name itself is scary. Thanks for the virtual tour in the comfort of my sweater;) Is it still extremely hot there during the "winter" months?

Bill S. said...

You visit so many interesting places. And I love your photos as well, as they help us life your experiences.

Carver said...

Such an interesting post. The shots are all so good and also very informative narrative.

Janie said...

Ranger Bob sounds like a kindred spirit.
Great info on the geology of the area.

Elaine said...

I've went back and got caught up on your Death Valley visit. Very beautiful and informative! The borax mining story is very interesting. The lives of those miners must have been very difficult. I've heard of the 20 mule teams all my life but never imagined what the reality of driving one would be like. Thanks for sharing.

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Wow. This is like National Geographic, only more personal and fun! Love it, Gaelyn.

Rambling Woods said...

I agree with Joan..I too love learning from your posts..

Garry Hayes said...

Next time you take the walk to Natural Bridge, be sure to go a few hundred yards further. When the canyon ends in a box canyon, look around and you will see the surface of the Turtleback fault. You can lay your hands right on the fault plane! It's a great place

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