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(all pictures taken with Nokia Lumia 929 Cell Phone)
There were two National Parks that I wanted to see in this area. They were Arches NP and Canyonlands NP. I figured Arches would be the best so I went there first, which was Sunday. I was disappointed. Yesterday I went to Canyonlands and it made up for my disappointment with Arches. Every stop was a "wow moment". I took lots of pictures but they don't capture the true beauty and vastness of the sights. There were times when I just stood there for several minutes trying to soak in the view. There was so much to absorb, your sense of sight just gets overwhelmed. That was combined with a fragrance in the air brought on by the short rain. I wasn't able to idendify the smell, no one seemed to know. I liked this National Park a lot, and will be back in the future.
Some of the pictures may not have any captions because just seeing it says it all. I was glad my cell phone has the panorama app. It is very easy to use and produces pretty decent panoramic pictures. If anyone has a question about one, just comment or email me.
|This is on the way to Canyonlands. I took it because that cloud over the mountains looked like an Indian smoke signal.|
|It looked like it was going to be a pretty day although the weather forecast called for scattered showers|
|This was taken for a "pull-off" before reaching the Park. It was a nice view.|
|That's the Green River in the bottom of the canyons. It joins up with the Colorado just a little ways further south.|
|This gives an idea about the view-stops. The people are on the edge, looking around.|
|This was on the way out. I took it because of the balanced rock.|