Monday, April 25, 2016

Utah

Utah

Blessed with untamed rivers, deep canyons and green mountains, the state of Utah is celebrated for its diverse scenery. Established on a painted desert, the topography transitions dramatically up to the lofty Wasatch Mountain Range.

The winding waterways rush towards the southwest while carving surreal chasms out of an uplifted plateau. Heavily eroded by wind and water, the unique landscape is littered with an interesting array of arches, pinnacles and hoodoos.

I enjoy wandering around our local foothills and I could spend a lifetime exploring the vast Rocky Mountains. I must admit, though, that the territory to our west has definitely cast a spell. Our home is Colorado but my second favorite state is magical Utah.

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  1. That looks like the backside of Capitol reef. Southern Utah does have many great places. We have always enjoyed the red rock desert there.

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    1. This is just past Green River, I believe it's called the San Rafael Swell. I always enjoy traveling through Utah as it's such a beautiful state.

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  2. That looks so dry. I've heard that old artifacts like pottery pieces can be found in these remote places. There was a wonderful show on Radio Lab about - ah, here it is, when you have time (one day): www.radiolab.org/story/seed-jar/

    One thing that people often don't realize during the A to Z Challenge is that it requires finding and organizing photos for each post, sometimes even scanning old ones from the days before digital cameras. Maui Jungalow

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    1. Thanks Courtney, I will check out that link. Yes, there is lots of Native American history here and people are still finding evidence of their ancient cultures. One of the most difficult things for me this year was finding the old photos but it was also the most fun recalling memories.

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