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Thursday, January 02, 2014

Canyondlands: Mesa Arch & Shafer Canyon Overlook

Wrapping up our visit to Canyonlands National Park, Island in the Sky, on September 23, our final two stops at this national park were Mesa Arch and Schafer Canyon.

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Our first look at Mesa Arch as we approached it on the hiking trail.

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At Mesa Arch, enjoying the view through the arch.

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View from Mesa Arch area

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This is a closer look at the rock formations that can be viewed through the arch.

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That's Doug's shadow...sort of a self portrait, shot with the camcorder.

Our last stop before leaving the national park that day was at the Shafer Canyon Overlook:

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A view into Shafer Canyon. How would you like to travel that road?


18 comments:

  1. Linda, only one photo is displaying.

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  2. truly amazing country we live in. :) world, actually.

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  3. Driving the road shown in your last photo would be an adventure unto itself. The canyon lands are majestic, and your photos are gorgeous.

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  4. You are right… This is a marvelous area.. We just HAVE to go there sometime. How long did you stay? Love the arches… (Who needs The Arches National Park???? ha)… Seems as if this area has the BEST of everything the west has to offer… Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  5. SO beautiful there! I love all the color tones.

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  6. Oh, my. The close-ups of the arch are simply wonderful, especially the one with Doug's shadow. Love the cowboy hat. :) The last shot of the serpentine road is scary awesome! Thank you for taking us along on your vacation.

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  7. WOW! Such amazing beauty in this world we live in.That road,I'm not so sure about,but maybe it wouldn't be that bad when on it.

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  8. Linda, these are just beautiful! Glad I can see all of them now. #4 is my favourite! Wow!

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  9. As much as I like to back road wander...I would probably pass on this one. :)

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  10. Beautiful scenery, but that road just might make me car sick.

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  11. Wonderful pictures! I noticed that road immediately, and I would not like to travel it at all. We rode the Tail of the Dragon last week, and I had to keep my head down part of the time even in our car. Whew.

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  12. those arches are amazing. so shocking that they can form like that will such ease. i love the shadow of you. to fun!! ( :

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  13. I love these arches- so grand and beautiful...God's beautiful world!

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  14. Amazing shots, that road would be a long jouney

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  15. That lone road is so nice to look at, the way it swirls in the landscape. Beautiful images as always.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  16. Wow.. so stunning and in such beautiful light. I don't think I'd want to drive or even walk that road. Perhaps crawl. ;)

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