Joe on the set of Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
Grafton, UT, 1982
Trying to recapture some of that adventurous spirit again
TA DAH! Delicate Arch
an incredibly windy day, but worth every step to see this beautiful sight
a very memorable tree at Dead Horse Point State Park
stopped me in my tracks-again-just the way it did in 1982
OK, I did not remember this
but many other people obviously do
yet another look
even at high noon, the vistas were breathtaking
Petroglyphs, Capitol Reef NP
I'm still staring, trying to find them
Arches National Park
they call this the 'Park Avenue' section
Joe at Delicate Arch overlook
a gracious tourist took this photo after seeing my feeble attempts at a 'selfie'
another overlook at Dead Horse Point
enjoying every step of the way
I love how tall I look in these
entering Capitol Reef National Park
a new adventure
perhaps if I had a lawn chair and a cooler with beverages...
Trail to Delicate Arch
I did NOT remember the hike being this arduous 32 years ago....
Back down the trail from Delicate Arch
two-way traffic is tricky in spots
Dead Horse Point overlook
I think including the foreground is better
looking south into Monument Valley
next trip I will take the guided tour
Mormon Schoolhouse, Capitol Reef NP
I would have had claustrophobia here
next to last look on the 'loop tour'
this place is almost as interesting to me as Zion National Park
don't look at how far you have to go...
I call this 'Arches Wow!"
the Park Service calls it the 'Garden of Eden' section
another look at Dead Horse Point
careful footing is the phrase of the day...just like the day before
across the Colorado River
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, which I had never visited
the 'loop tour' through Capitol Reef NP
beginning to heat up on May 2nd...glad I was not here in July or August
and time to find a rest room at the visitor center
Delicate Arch is just around the corner!
this trail is the reason Mary is not with me on these trips...
Dead Horse Point State Park overlook
next time I'll get here in late afternoon, just before dinner in Moab
the iconic view of Monument Valley from Route 163, looking south from Utah
the afternoon before the light was crap-glad I was up early
Glen Canyon NRA
more of the 'loop tour'
what a great place to study geology
a tired but quite happy traveler...
back in 'civilization' in Richfield, Utah