Canyonlands Needles District Panoramas

Two panoramic composites I created from photos taken in the remote Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. The first pano was taken near “Elephant Hill” seen on the right. Click the images to launch a new window with larger versions of the panoramas. “Elephant Hill” in Canyonlands National Park The “Needles” of Canyon Lands National […]

Cave Spring Camp, Canyonlands, UT

In the late 1800s, the most important industry in the Western United States was the cattle and sheep business. Ranchers would roam the countryside looking for pastures where their livestock to graze. Around 1890, they began bringing their herds into Canyonlands National Park (though it wasn’t a park at the time). Since the area was […]

Hiking Canyonlands’ Needles District

The last park we visited in Utah was Canyonlands National Park (recently made famous by the great movie 127 Hours) . This park is HUGE and is split up into three districts: Island in the Sky, The Maze, and The Needles. I had read that The Needles offered the best hiking so that was where […]

Looking Glass Rock, UT

Just south of Moab, down a dirt road off Highway 191, is Looking Glass Rock. The site doesn’t get many visitors and isn’t marked very well from the main road. I found out about it from a local who recommended we swing by on our way to Canyonlands National Park. The massive rock has two natural arches […]

Newspaper Rock State Historic Monument, Utah

A huge flat rock in southeastern Utah with one of the largest known collections of petroglyphs in the world.

Arches Nat’l Park Panoramas

Arches National Park not only has some of the most incredible landmarks on this planet, but they have been given some cool names. Names like Garden of Eden, Devil’s Playground, Parade of Elephants, Tower of Babel, Fiery Furnace, Three Gossips, Dark Angel Arch… Here are four panoramas I stitched together from photographs I took back […]

Tibetan Music at Arches

One of the interesting things we saw heard at Arches National Park was a young man playing music on Tibetan “singing bowls” at the base of the Double Arch. The notes that reverberated from the steel bowls made a really beautiful ambient melody that echoed around the natural cove created by the arches. Trey was quite fascinated […]

Trey in Arches National Park

We spent 2 1/2 days in Arches National Park and did a fair amount of hiking. Though you can see a lot of the landmarks from your car, the best ones (and the best views) are obtained by hiking. The longest hike we did was 4.2 mile round-trip trek to see Double O Arch. Here […]