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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





Granny at the Rim Trail

tree with only

pointing at Bryce Canyon Hoodoos

tips of roots





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



Navajo Loop  Trail


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




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

      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
     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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