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Vermillion Cliffs National Monument   1 comment

Vermillion Cliffs National Monument (03-21-12) — Image by kenne

This remote and unspoiled 280,000-acre monument is a geologic treasure with some of the most spectacular
trails and views in the world. The monument contains many diverse landscapes, including the Paria Plateau,
Vermilion Cliffs, Coyote Buttes, and Paria Canyon. The monument borders Kaibab National Forest to the west
and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area to the east. The monument includes the Paria Canyon-Vermilion
Cliffs Wilderness. Elevations range from 3,100 to 7,100 feet. The monument is also home to a growing number
of endangered California condors. Each year, condors hatched and raised in a captive breeding program are
released in the monument. To visit the monument, you’ll need extra planning and awareness of potential
hazards. Most roads need a high clearance, four-wheel-drive vehicle due to deep sand.

— Source: The Bureau of Land Management

Red Rock Canyon Panoramas   3 comments

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Red Rock Canyon Panorama (1 of 1) blogRed Rock Canyon (View along the 13-mile Scenic Loop Road) — Panoramas by kenne

There are many beautiful scenic views in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. In September of 2006 a wildfire burned nearly 2,000 acres. The blaze, dubbed the Scenic Fire, burned rugged terrain inside the area’s 13-mile Scenic Loop Road, less than two miles west of the Red Rock Canyon visitors center.

I was able to get in some hiking while photographing this beautiful canyon in the Mojave Desert north of Las Vegas.

kenne

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The Wild For The Wilderness Event Was All About Children   Leave a comment

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Children at the SCVN Booth at the Wild for the Wilderness Event In Sabino Canyon (November 8, 2014) — Images by kenne

The long-planned and awaited celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act signed by President Johnson, “Wild for the Wilderness” took place in Sabino Canyon this past Saturday. Over forty organizations participated providing nature and wilderness activities, including nature walks, exhibits, and activities designed to test wilderness skills.  The event was sponsored by the USDA Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Sierra Club, Friends of Sabino Canyon, and several other partners. Hundreds of volunteers help create many lasting memories for visitors to the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area in the Santa Catalina Mountains.

kenne

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Capturing The Moment — The Wave   13 comments

Wave Images by kenne

As promised in earlier posting on our trip the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, Coyote Buttes and the Wave located there in, this is the posting that contains some of the seventy photos taken in the Wave. Admittedly, the colors vary because of lighting, as with any photo, but dramatically so when the colors in the Wave are so dramatic. I took over 250 images, which represent a photo treasure in which to return in the future. 

Again, a big thank you to the group leader, Dean Perron and fellow hikers Susan Mayfield, Mary Frances Ruddick, Pat & Tom Markey. This was a hike of a lifetime!

Here’s the link to my Flickr photo set of the remaining photos — http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennetu/sets/72157629369434228/

kenne

Hiking Coyote Buttes To The Wave   9 comments

This is Part 1 of sharing photos taken in Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, hiking to The Wave in Coyote Buttes. The area is one of the most beautiful natural locations in the United States, therefore, a photographer’s dream. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) allows groups of six into the Coyote Buttes area. Since we were taking the time to take photos along the way to the Wave, the hike took about tow hours. Here are a few of the 55 photos that can be viewed in total by clicking here. Additional posting on our trip to The wave will be forthcoming.

kenne

Hiking To The Wave — Images by kenne

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