Nature Notes

January 13, 2018

Arches National Park, Utah

Filed under: Landscape,Utah — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am

Arches National Park, Utah

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes” – Marcel Proust

Near Moab, Utah is the Arches National Park, one of the most amazing places I have visited. Here is a map of the park. Following are some of the features to look for:

The Windows group: North Window, South Window, and Turret Arch

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Double Arch and Pothole Arch

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Delicate Arch

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Campgrounds Group: Sand dune, Broken and Skyline Arches

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Devils Garden Group I: Tunnel, Pine Tree and Landscape Arches

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Devils Garden Group II: Wall, Partition and Navajo Arches

(Note: In early August/2008, Wall Arch collapsed)

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Devils Garden Group III: Double O Arch

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Other : Balancing Rock, The Three Gossips

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December 29, 2017

Hovenweep National Monument

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Hovenweep National Monument

Hovenweep National Monument

I do love these ancient ruins.
We never tread upon them but we set
Our foot upon some reverend history

– John Webster

Hovenweep National Monument, situated on the Utah-Colorado border, is named for a Paiute/Ute word meaning “Deserted Valley”. The stone structures were built by Puebleans who occupied the valley from A.D. 500 to A.D. 1300. An extended drought caused them to desert the area and re-settle along the Rio Grande valley in New Mexico.

The structures are very finely made on irregular stone boulder bases, and have lasted over 700 years.

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December 17, 2017

Kolob Canyon (Zion), Utah

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Kolob Canyon (Zion), Utah

Kolob Canyon (Zion), Utah

Going to the mountains is going home” – John Muir

Kolob Canyon is a portion of Zion National Park that is north of the commonly visited portion and accessed off of I-15. It is spectacular, and has only a fraction of the visitors that the southern portion receives. The Double Alcove Arch is found here.

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November 23, 2017

Cadillac Mountain, Acadia N.P., Maine

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Cadillac Mountain, Acadia N.P., Maine

Cadillac Mountain, Acadia N.P., Maine

Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, is said to be the first place the sun touches the United States. It is the highest point on the eastern seacoast at 1528 feet.

It is a favorite spot for both sunrise and sunset, and there is a road right to the top. Dress warmly as it can be very cold, even in the height of summer.


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November 16, 2017

Kodachrome State Park, Utah

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Kodachrome State Park, Utah

Kodachrome State Park, Utah

To him who in the love of Nature holds
Communion with her visible forms, she speaks
A various language
.”
– William Cullen Bryant

This area was thought to have once been subject to geysers and the stone pipe formations are the sandstone sediment that filled them while the area around eroded away. The Shakespeare Arch, only discovered in 1976, is located here.

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September 9, 2017

Bryce Canyon in the snow, Utah

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Bryce Canyon, Utah

Bryce Canyon, Utah

It’s a helluva place to lose a cow” -Ebenezar Bryce

The talk around Ruby’s Inn was that it would snow overnight. It was said with disappointment but to me this was exciting news. Early the next morning, we arrived at the Canyon in bitter cold but it was a place of wonder I will always remember. As a bonus, it was deserted, we were the only ones there for the first hour near dawn.

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Bryce Canyon Image Gallery

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August 30, 2017

Cape Neddick (Nubble) Light, Maine

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Cape Neddick (Nubble Light), Maine

Cape Neddick (Nubble Light), Maine

The Cape Neddick Lighthouse, also known as the Nubble Light was built in York Harbor, Maine and came into use in 1879.

It is is accessed and receives a high number of annual visitors.

Cape Neddick (Nubble Light), Maine

Cape Neddick (Nubble Light), Maine


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August 24, 2017

Zion National Park, Utah

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The Watchman, Zion National Park, Utah

The Watchman, Zion National Park, Utah

Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter” -Ansel Adams

Zion National Park was created in 1918, and it was one of the gems of the U.S. Park system. It includes the Zion Canyon, cut out of the towering Navajo Sandstone by the Virgin River. An efficient shuttle system moves visitors about. It is worth a trip at all times of the year, our October 2006 trip was a particularly colorful time.

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Zion Image Gallery


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