Southwest Travels Part 3

After three nights in Page it was time to move on.  We stopped at several Navajo indian jewelry stands as we passed Vermillion Cliffs on our way to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.  At the last jewelry stand I purchased a turtle carved from lapis.  We arrived at the North Rim on the first day of the season.  At an elevation of 8,100 feet I noticed most of the visitors, myself included,  were huffing and puffing on their way back from Bright Angel Point.

Bright Angel Point North Rim Grand Canyon National Park Arizona

Angels Gate from Angels Point.

Angels Gate From Bright Angel Point North Rim Grand Canyon National Park Arizona

This is a panorama click to see larger and again to see full size.

North Rim Grand Canyon National Park Arizona Panorama

Roaring Springs Canyon

North Rim Grand Canyon National Park Arizona

After lunch at the lodge we drove out to Cape Royal for the sunset.

North Rim Grand Canyon National Park Arizona

This is one of them panoramas, click to see large and again to see it full size.

North Rim Grand Canyon National Park Arizona Panorama

North Rim Grand Canyon National Park Arizona

The Colorado river can be seen through Angel’s Window.

North Rim Grand Canyon National Park Arizona

North Rim Grand Canyon National Park Arizona

North Rim Grand Canyon National Park Arizona

North Rim Grand Canyon National Park Arizona

 The fires were still burning and the haze was going to make for a cool sunset.

North Rim Grand Canyon National Park Arizona

A couple minutes later the light had changed color.

North Rim Grand Canyon National Park Arizona

North Rim Grand Canyon National Park Arizona

North Rim Grand Canyon National Park Arizona

This is another one of those pesky panoramas, click to see larger and again to see full size.

North Rim Grand Canyon National Park Arizona Panorama

 After sunset we drove to Kanab, Utah and then on to Bryce Canyon in the morning.

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

Yet another panorama, click to see bigger and again to see full size.

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

The check in time for our cabin was 4:00 p.m. so we had a little time to kill.  We decided to hike from Sunrise point to Sunset point.

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

We stopped at the Queens Garden for some water and a snack.

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

This little guy showed up and watched us eat.

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

When we did not feed him he began to sit up and beg.

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

This is Double Arch.  The dynamic range was too much so I bracketed exposures and used Bracketeer to create this HDR image.

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

After checking in we hiked back to Sunset Point.

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

I had heard rumors of sunset like light early in the day, we had to get up early to confirm the rumor.

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

This is the last panorama of the post, click to see larger and again to see full size.

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah Panorama

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

Another HDR image made with bracketeer.

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah.

Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah.

Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah.

Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah.

Yes I walked out there for a photo.

Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah.

Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah.

Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah.

Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah.

Red Canyon outside Bryce Canyon National park.

Red Canyon outside Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.

Red Canyon outside Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.

Red Canyon outside Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.

Red Canyon outside Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.

Stay tuned for the next post.

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