2013 March 9 – Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Canyonlands is quite a large National Park, but not a lot of it is accessible by road.  We didn’t have a lot of time to spend as we had a hotel reservation a number of miles up the road, but while we were so close we thought we had better at least take a quick look. The path to Green River Overlook was still muddy from the recent rains;  and that red mud sticks to everything.                       The late afternoon light was lovely.   The Green River Overlook area is very popular with sunset photographers.  Check out the photos below.  Look closely at the photo on the left and you can just make out a tiny figure standing on the edge of that cut on the bluff.

There is an interesting road to the valley below.We left Canyonlands as the sun was setting and made our way north to Price and our hotel for the night.  The next day we drove up through Utah, past Salt Lake City and some lovely mountains. From there it was a night in Twin Falls, Idaho, then a night in Kennewick, just across the Oregon border, in Washington.  We spent another night in BC, not far from the border and then we were home again.

I call this the Eight States Trip because we spent time in eight states – some of them twice.  In order: we drove in Washington, Oregon, California before going to Nevada, touching the edge of Arizona as we went back down eastern California and over to San Diego.  From there we did our wet, cold cruise to Hawai’i and back.  The California west coast came next and then we crossed the state into Arizona again before visiting five of the wonderful National Parks in Utah.  From there we went through Idaho, and back into Oregon and Washington again, before crossing the border into Canada.  58 days and 8900 km (5500 miles) later we were home.  It was a great trip with so many wonderful sights and travels. Thanks for coming along.

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