Friday, October 9, 2009


The red-rock landscape in Utah is so drastically different from the green and blue Michigan we have grown up with. As usual, it's difficult to capture the depth of beauty in photographs but here are a few to give you an idea.

It's also hard to describe Utah's beauty in words, but I'll give it a go. The rust-colored rocks are reflected in the river running through the canyon making the water appear as red as the great surrounding stone walls. Or, the rocks kind of look like giant toasted circus peanuts. Nom nom nom...

Tonight we camp at Arches National Park. It's a little pricey so we'll probably head to the Canyonlands National Park tomorrow. Driving through the canyon is just a wee bit perilous. Narrow roadways adjacent to steep rocky cliffs sans guard rails. True white-knuckled driving.
The third balanced rock of the trip will present itself to us this weekend. We will rate it against the one in Devil's Lake, WI and the one in The Garden of the Gods, CO.

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