Saturday, March 01, 2008

Cameron, Arizona

We began our day with the lovely drive from Cedar City to Zion National Park.

Here are a few photos of the beautiful time we spent there soaking in the sunshine and being inspired by the majesty.

The temperature was mild, around 65 F. Yet the trees were bare and melting snow was pouring off the gigantic stone walls.

I loved that the winter sun was still at an angle, making for interesting light, sharp contrasts and unusual shade patterns.

The Great White Throne is always awe inspiring standing so solitary and imposing amongst the canyon walls.

While the portion of the canyon that is drivable is relatively small the number and variety of vistas seems infinite. Time of day and position of the sun make for an endless variety of views in the ever changing constancy of these magnificent stone walls.

During the Great Depression the CCC boys did much of the work in our early National Parks. Here is a beautiful example of their workmanship. We think the presence of man has artfully enhanced the beauty of this special place.

A peek from one of the portals in the l.l mile tunnel leading to the park's east entrance. An engineering wonder, completed in 1932.

We drove to Kanab where we had a wonderful lunch in a great little diner called Rewind. Check out at Fiddling With My Food.

We continued on to Lake Powell and made a stretch stop at the Glen Canyon Dam.
From there we drove to Cameron, Arizona on the Navajo Reservation. Cameron has a wonderful motel and restaurant complex. Very pleasant atmosphere and reasonable rates made this a prime stop on our journey.

All of the photos are clickable to get a larger more detailed view. I didn't have time to Photoshop them, but I think they're pretty good and representative of what we are seeing.

1 comment:

Alyson said...

You guys picked a great time to go South. It is snowing like crazy up here. Yuck!! Aren't we done with this yet?

At least this means that March should go out like a lamb since it's coming in like a LION!!