A wider view of the Bryce "amphitheater" at sunrise, with almost unbelievably vivid colors.
From Southwest Erosion Tour 2011
First sunrise, from Sunset point (yeah, the name doesn't fit).
The entry into Antelope canyon is just straight ahead to the lightest colored rock, and turn left.
The Lodge on the North Rim is nothing like the El Tovar grand hotel on the south. The main building is similar in placement and grandeur, but the lodgings are small cabins and a motel 6 like building. The Lodge is closed in the winter.
Pink Coral Sand State [Utah] Park, near border with Arizona
Old mining equipment on display at the Furnace Creek Ranch
From Death Valley 2011
Dunes near Stovepipe Wells village in the middle of the park
These colors are accurate. And real. Believe me
Natural Bridge, one of many canyon trails in the park
The 2nd day was dreary, cloudy and drizzly. These wildflowers, with Badwater salt flats below, seem to be thriving.
Lower Mammoth Terraces
From Yellowstone Winter 2011
Trees in lower terrace area of Mammoth Terraces
Mammoth Hot springs. These terraces are changing almost daily, with thousands of pounds of travertine deposited daily. These trees were caught in the flow and died.
Trees in white, orange and green
Patterns in the snow
Falls in Firehole canyon drive
Barbara and Suzy in 4 degree weather. No hot chocolate visible.
Hayden Valley, first day