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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, July 26, 2010

Marble View camping

01 Marble View, North Canyon & Marble Plateau FS219 Kaibab NF AZ (1024x759)

After Mike took me to dinner at the EDR (Employee Dinning Room) last night we headed out of the park and into the Kaibab National Forest to Marble View overlooking North Canyon, Marble Plateau, Marble Canyon where the Colorado River cuts through and beyond.

02 Sunset over North Canyon from Marble View FS219 Kaibab NF AZ (1024x749)

We arrived just in time to catch the sunset.

03 Lightning from Marble View FS219 Kaibab NF AZ (434x326)

And also a great lightning storm to the south and east.

04 Full moon behind clouds from Marble View FS219 Kaibab NF AZ (1024x583)

While the full moon tried to break through the building clouds.

05 Full moon behind partial cloud from Marble View FS219 Kaibab NF AZ (1024x768)

I played with various settings on my camera.

06 Full moon paritally behind clouds from Marble View FS219 Kaibab NF AZ (1024x768)

Still don’t really know how the dang thing works.

07 Full moon from Marble View FS219 Kaibab NF AZ (1024x686)

Even had a tripod.

08 Mike fossil hunting at Marble View FS219 Kaibab NF AZ (1024x768)

This morning the sun shone and we went fossil hunting.

09 Fossils in limestone at Marble View FS219 Kaibab NF AZ (1024x576)

There are plenty of fossils to hunt.

10 Fossil collection from Marble View FS219 Kaibab NF AZ (1024x768)

We’ll use the crinoids that look like beads on some necklaces.

11 Storm over East Rim from Marble View FS219 Kaibab NF AZ (1024x432)

Then another storm approached.

12 Mike at Marble View FS219 Kaibab NF AZ (1024x764)

And Mike finally convinced me to head back to camp where we thought we’d wait it out. But, it seemed to be coming down heavier.

13 Raining on FS219 Kaibab NF AZ (1024x768)

So, we packed it in and headed back through the forest in the rain.

14 Hail along FS219 Kaibab NF AZ (768x1024)

And even saw hail on the ground.

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15 comments:

Sally in WA said...

Beautiful pics, Gaelyn. Looks like you had a grand time, even with the rain and hail.

Rambling Woods said...

You and Mike are having a good time. I can't get decent moon photos at all. I may have to drop my shorts and have hubby shoot one,,but then he's no good with the camera either...I love fossils..used to hunt for them as a kid....I wonder where my collection went...Michelle

Luna Miranda said...

wow, amazing and beautiful nature scenes from your world! i don't think i ever have a decent photo of the moon. your moon shots are pretty.

It's Just Dottie said...

THE MOON PHOTOS ARE JUST WONDERFUL!
dOTTIE

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: What neat photos you got. Those fossils looked like a snack. LOL

Small City Scenes said...

What a beautiful, beautiful area. Great sunset and super moon shots. I like it when the moon and the clouds play together.
I am glad you found some fossils to use. MB

Bibi said...

What a great photo story, Gaelyn. I see you are getting really good with your camera, even if you say you are not.

Re: your comment on my wedding photo shot today, you would LOVE, LOVE gypsy bands.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

As always stunning photos. Think I like the one of the moon peaking through the cloud best, but hard to choose. Dciane

Zane said...

Some excellent photographs Gaelyn - yet again presenting quite a diverse region with many season changes. The lightning photo is awesome, small bolt in the right hand corner of the photo, but most effective.

blog with no name said...

Every place we get to go, there is a wonderfully choreographed play just waiting to unfold before us...
Gotta love this gypsy life!

Firefly said...

Really looks like you had a super outing. I am quite jealous of your lightning strike pic. I have never been able to get one with my camera. All round a great photographic couple of days.

Craver Vii said...

Nice catch with the lightning!

Quiet Paths said...

Looks like a really marvelous place to camp; so much to see and do.

Janie said...

You never know what to expect, weatherwise, in the Utah mountains.
Beautiful photos of the lightning storm and the moon coming out.
You found some cool fossils! Guess you'll have to go back when the weather is better.

Splendid Little Stars said...

Wow! What an excursion! such marvels to see!

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