Tuesday, July 31, 2007
If I could transport my loved ones and myself to any one place in the world at this very moment, it would be to the Old Faithful Inn. So tranquil, quiet and peaceful, despite the crowds. I loved the time we spent there, and I look forward to when we'll get a chance to return.
If you've never been, do yourself the favor of spending an evening, whether you opt to spend the night or not.
I can't wait to get back to explore the Grand Canyon more thoroughly. I want to do the rim to rim hike, raft the river, the whole deal. It was magnificent just from the rim - I can only imagine what it will be like to see it in depth.
Until then, here's a tough old tree living out its existence where few dare to walk, right on the rim.
Friday, July 27, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Grand Teton National Park was extraordinarily beautiful. Of all the places we visited during our trip, this was the one I would first jump at the chance to spend a week or two. It was calm, quiet, relaxing, and gorgeous. I hope to make it back for a more extended visit before too much time passes.
This photograph is from Jackson Lake, in the northern part of the park.
Monday, July 23, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Just the first of the Yellowstone photographs. We spent about a third of our trip at Yellowstone, and it's my favorite park, no matter the crowds. It's one of a kind. Here's a shot I grabbed during one of my walks around the Upper Geyser Basin in the evenings with the boys.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Bryce Canyon was a wonderful surprise, exceedingly beautiful, peaceful, and calm. The reddish color is stunning, and I found it very difficult to capture with my camera.
I like a handful of the photographs I brought home from Bryce Canyon, but I didn't fully capture that ethereal red. I have some ideas for the next time I'm there, but that may be years, if I ever do make it back.
If you're ever in the area, be sure to check out Bryce Canyon, and I recommend staying the night. The sunrise is chilly, but spectacular.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Probably the most suprising national park, I just loved Great Sand Dunes. To get to the dunes, you cross a beautiful mountain stream by foot, and then it's a seemingly endless amount of sand to play with. You have free range of the stream and the dunes, so you can go off to a place by yourself, or you can play with others. It's very pleasant, and I'm sure I'll go back.
If you ever find yourself in southern Colorado, I highly recommend a visit to this park.