Saturday, April 12, 2008

SPS: Red Rocks & A Plea for Help :)

Sandy's got me in the mood to post some red rocks this Saturday!

These are all from Canyon De Chelly in Arizona. Canyon De Chelly (pronounced D'Shay) is a National Monument, but members of the Navajo Nation live in and farm the bottom of the canyon. Visitors are only allowed on the floor of the canyon on one trail, unless they are accompanied by a Navajo guide.

Canyon De Chelly has wonderful red rock walls.

Here you can see how one layer of rock looks like layers of sand.

Geologists probably have field days in this place.

Here's a wider view of the canyon landscape. A truly beautiful place.

And now that I've schnookered you way down here with park pictures, I'd like to ask if anyone has any advice for traveling to and/or taking pictures in Zion or Bryce Canyon, or Las Vegas. I'll be heading there in about two weeks, and any "hot tips" on scenic views, must-see attractions, or beautiful day hikes would be greatly appreciated.

6 comments:

Sand said...

Love Red Rocks!!!! Now I am even more sad I didn't get to go there. Stupid jeep break down.

SandyCarlson said...

My goodness, these rocks are just gorgeous. I've never seen anything like them. Thanks for the tour.

Old Wom Tigley said...

This looks a very impression and beautiful place..
Good luck with your up coming trip.
Tom

Kerri said...

WOW! Looks like a fabulous place to visit! Great shots!

evlahos said...

wonderful textures. well done

Moi said...

i wish i could join you :D
i havent been therte myself but a friend who used to have a photoblog did..and may be you can get some information here:

http://onophotopoeia.blogspot.com/search?q=canyon