Nature And Hiking Companions Provide For A Trip Of A Lifetime   8 comments

Pat and Tom Markey on HWY 89 near the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument just south of Page, Arizona

We just returned from a trip to the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, near Lake Powell and Page, Arizona. This remote and unspoiled monument is a geologic treasure in northern Arizona and southern Utah is a must see area containing Paria Plateau, Vermilion Cliffs, Coyote Buttes and Paria Canyon. Our planned trip, lead by Dean Perron, was to hike into The Wave in Coyote Buttes. Since it is difficult to not get plenty of beautiful photos of one of natures masterpieces, I have many I will be sharing in later posting.

Scenic view of the Vermilion Cliff along HWY 89.

The Vermilion Cliffs is one of the newest national monuments (established in 2000). This scenic region is marked only by a few signposts, remaining without any visitor facilities or other improvements — leaving it as a place where people explore by themselves. Administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), it remains a region where most tourists pass by in route to the Zion National Park, the Grand Canyon or Lake Powell.

Southern end of Lake Powell just north of the dam near Page, Arizona. — Images by kenne

8 responses to “Nature And Hiking Companions Provide For A Trip Of A Lifetime

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  1. Hi,

    These are beautiful images!

    I am the publishing editor of 72&Rising Magazine, a magazine dedicated to all things water. The magazine covers everything from wildlife and conservation, science and research, people and cultures to photography, travel and adventure.

    We are currently in the process of redoing our website where we hope to have submissions from a wide range of people that love and are involved in water in all its forms. I recently came across your blog and wondered if you might be interested in contributing an article with images to our site? We would of course include a link back to your website.

    Many thanks
    Rowena

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  2. Great pictures! I look forward to seeing more in later posts. Lake Powell holds such a different beauty compared to where I am in the Midwest.

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  3. Oh I love that area. I drove through it (in an RV no less) late last year, and it was just stunning. I struggled to really get a photo that captured the feel of being in a place like that for me, but we literalyl drove through it in one day and didn’t stop much. I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ve captured.

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  4. Oh I love that area. I drove through it (in an RV no less) late last year, and it was just stunning. I struggled to really get a photo that captured the feel of being in a place like that for me, but we literally drove through it in one day and didn’t stop much. I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ve captured.

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