Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Eastward Ho! Day 4: Part 1 - Canyonlands

I won't go on and on about Canyonlands National Park, though it was pretty amazing....except for the crappy gift shop. I mean! I'm a spender and even I left empty-handed. Again....a deserted National Park. Everybody write that down: Mondays and Tuesdays are the days to go. I suspect Canyonlands is the unpopular sister with little boobs in comparison to Arches National Park's busty prom queen, because the line to get in the latter was long when I drove by it later in the day.

I heard a ranger do a talk about geology - boring! - and then hiked two different hikes, Mesa Arch and Upheaval Dome. Not two miles between them, no big deal. Here are some pictures. I'm now using two cameras...the little Kodak to do the panoramas and the Sony to do the rest. The Sony takes much much better pics...but it's heavier and I don't like carting it around.

Tomorrow, I feel up the prom queen at Arches.


Lisa said...

And then the Grand Tetons?

Well I guess it's not exactly on your route. But you could keep that breast metaphor going for a while.

Niki said...

Back when I was in the Navy and lived in a barracks room in which I couldn't hang anything other than posters on the wall, I had a poster of Canyonlands that I moved from room to room to room (they were renovating all of the buildings and moved us around a bunch.) The crazy desolation of Utah is what makes it one of my favorite places in the world to visit.

Kitt said...

That's pretty spectacular.

Cara deBeer said...

Pretty. I'm jealous of your road trip plus hiking.