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On the Road – East Mitten

East Mitten Sunrise

Tanya and I are about to head back out into the internetless wilderness of the American Southwest once again after spending three nights in Page, Arizona. Therefore, I wanted to post one more image from our road trip. This is the sun rising on Monument Valley last week, between the two Mittens, with the East Mitten featured. Monument Valley was incredible. I’ll post more about it when I get home and have more time.

Today we are heading to the Paria region to camp and do some day hikes. Unfortunately, we did not get a permit for the Wave (I bombed out on the internet lottery last June and also in the in-person lottery yesterday). However, there are many other great places to hike to in the region. Some of you might remember that I backpacked through the Paria River Canyon last year. This year, I want to show Tanya some of that country.

Our last three days in Page have been rainy on and off, so I decided not to go to Antelope Canyon, even though the Upper Canyon was open (I don’t know if the Lower Canyon was open or not). Something about visiting a slot canyon while it is rainy does not sit well with me! However, today it is sunny once again without a cloud in the sky. Hopefully the sun will dry out some of the dirt roads we are planning on taking over the next few days.

I’ll post more photos once I get home. Meanwhile, we are off on the road once again.

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8 responses

  1. Wow, stunning Joe! Monument Valley is such a magical place. Have a great trip! I look forward to seeing your pictures when you get back.

    September 10, 2014 at 10:12 am

  2. Yes, please post more when you get home. These have been fantastic. That pure amber light is most interesting and lovely as seen by our camera sensors. It seems to come straight out of the camera real nice.

    September 10, 2014 at 10:15 am

  3. Beautiful, thanks for a great start to my Thursday morning 🙂

    September 10, 2014 at 3:06 pm

  4. Your landscape gallery is breathtaking Joseph. Have a safe trip home!

    September 11, 2014 at 4:37 am

    • Thanks Paula. Made it home safely last night.

      September 15, 2014 at 12:11 pm

      • Nice to know 🙂

        September 15, 2014 at 12:12 pm

  5. Amazing photos! What a place. The sun rise photo is amazing.

    September 29, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    • Thanks. I was sure lucky to get that sun rise!

      September 30, 2014 at 8:46 am

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