Over the last few weeks, family trips, a busy work schedule, and various home improvements have kept me extremely busy. Of course this would drive any photographer/blogger crazy because I really enjoy writing, and I do have some new images to share. I’ll be posting more in the latter half of July, but in the meantime I do want to put up some links to new images.
A few weeks ago, I shared an image from a small drainage near the northern border of Kolob Canyon, in Zion National Park. Kanarra Creek, near the small community of Kanarraville, is such a great place, and despite its small size, it rivals the more popular Virgin Narrows in beauty. In addition, south of Zion Canyon is a virtually untracked wilderness–the Smithsonian Butte National Scenic Backway. Both of these locations, although “known” seem to be virtually “unknown.” However, to celebrate the entire area, and perhaps to emphasize that there is indeed more to photograph that just Zion itself. You can see my images of the Greater Zion Region here.
Over the Fourth of July, we made a trip out to the Four Corners Region to visit my parents in northwestern New Mexico. While there, I got to re-visit the Bisti Badlands Wilderness, south of Farmington, New Mexico. Although I grew up less than an hour’s drive from this amazing moonscape, I have to admit that I never fully appreciated it as a 17 year old (in fact, if I remember correctly, it was downright torture every time I was “forced” on a hike by my dad!). What a difference several years makes! I was sad to get only one morning in the Bisti, but you can view the images here. Finally, in addition to visiting the Bisti, I was able to visit several other archaeological sites in the San Juan Basin; most of these sites were occupied by early Navajo inhabitants in the early-mid 1700s. While this gallery will grow with time, you can see a couple of images here.
I hope you enjoy the images, and don’t give up on me…I’m not dead yet! More to come soon!
New Mexico Images (Bisti Badlands & the San Juan Basin)