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Mary Jane and Granny and Susie
       RV Travel to Southwest Canyon Country

 

May 2004

 

Page Four - More Utah Canyonlands

 
 
 
 

Bryce Canyon National Park

       

       
       

     

Twinkletoes

Granny at the Rim Trail

tree with only

pointing at Bryce Canyon Hoodoos

tips of roots

     

attached

       

       

Views of Wall Street, a tall narrow passage on the Navajo Loop Trail

       
       

Hoodoos

Navajo Loop  Trail

and

Queen's Garden Trail

       
       

       

Looking through a hole in the wall

Queen Victoria on her throne
       

Queen's Garden Trail

       

       

Bryce Canyon erosion continues, making dunes from hoodoos

       
       

Bryce Canyon Amphitheatre

       
       

       

Sunset from Sunset Point

       
       
       
       

Capitol Reef National Park

       

       
       

Capitol Reef

cliff views

       
       

Cliffs surrounding Fruita Campground

       
       

Fruita Campground

is next to an orchard where mule deer feed

   Capitol Dome     is in the background on the right

       
       

 

       Chukar
   
   
   

Capitol Dome

    Mule Deer
       
       

       

Sunset from the campground

       
       
       
       

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

       

       
 

Glen Canyon cliff views

 
       

       
       

Hite Crossing View

       
       

       

White grasses, green sagebrush, and red dirt

       
       
       
       

Natural Bridges National Monument

       

Sipapu Bridge

Natural Bridges are created by meandering streams bending back upon themselves and finally cutting through the rock

 

       
       

Owachomo Bridge

Erosion gradually wears away the bridge, making it more and more delicate until it finally collapses

       
       

Cryptobiotic Soil
 
Cryptobiotic soil is a collection of organisms including mosses, lichens, and algae, critical for support of more complex plants.  Strands of these bacteria cement the soil together, forming a layer resistant to erosion.

If this crust is stepped on, it is destroyed, and erosion will take over and wash the soil away.  It may take years to regenerate.

       
       

       
 

Life in the desert is tenacious

 
       
 
       
       
       
       
Highlights
      Overview and highlights of the RV trip to Canyon Country
Oregon & California
    Klamath Marsh & Klamath Lakes National Wildlife Refuge Complex
     Mono Lake, California
     High Sierras, California
     Death Valley National Park, California
Nevada
     Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Nevada
     Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
Utah and Arizona Canyonlands
     Zion National Park, Utah
     Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Utah
     Grand Canyon National Park North Rim, Arizona
More Utah Canyonlands
     Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
     Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
     Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah
     Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah
Arizona and Colorado Navajolands
     Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Utah and Arizona
     Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona
     Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
Utah and Wyoming and Idaho
     Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, Utah and Wyoming
      Bear Lake and Gray's Lake, Idaho
     Sawtooth Mountains and Salmon River, Idaho
       

       
       

 
           
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