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Colorado River In Northwest Arizona   Leave a comment

Colorado River NW AZ-7707 panorama blogA Section of the Colorado River South of Lake Mead In Northwest Arizona
— Panorama by kenne

Advice from a river.
Go with the flow,
immerse yourself in nature,
slow down and meander,
go around the obstacles,
be thoughtful of those downstream,
stay current,
the beauty is in the journey!

— Ilan Shamir

The River   Leave a comment

We spent a day and night at Edgewater Casino, along the Colorado River at Laughlin, Nevada
before diving the “Loneliest Road In America” to the Great Basin National Park.

— Images by kenne

Colorado River Panorama   1 comment

Colorado River Panorama (1 of 1) blogColorado River South of Hoover Dam Panorama — Images by kenne

Colorado River (1 of 1) blog The Rocks

of these mountains
are no match against

the mighty river.
Weary of its motion

they open to
potent penetration.

— kenne

Colorado River In Canyonlands National Park   4 comments

Canyonlands  (1 of 1) Art blogColorado River In Canyonlands National Park, Utah — Computer Painting by kenne

Dusty summer earth

Colors deepen with the rain

Over the canyons.

— kenne

Canyonlands  (1 of 1)-2_Art blogCanyonlands National Park, Utah — Computer Painting by kenne

Majestic canyons

A land of many contrasts

Cotton clouds soften.

— kenne

Antelope Canyon — I’ve Got To Go Back!   6 comments

(Click on any of the tiled images to see larger image view in a slideshow.)

Antelope Canyon On Lake Powell, Arizona — Images by kenne (Click on any of the tiled images to see larger image view in a slideshow.)

June 9th we took a boat cruse from Lake Powell / Wahweap Marina that included going into one of the best known and photographed slot canyons, Antelope Canyon. The weather was perfect, only missing a few passing clouds that would have made the clear blue sky even more perfect. The boat followed the original path of the Colorado River along the shores of the Navajo Nation. The morning sun made for rich and deep colors on the high canyon walls — poetry in reddish striations. 

Sandstone Tapestry

 Breath taking moments,

A taste is not near enough

Of this slot beauty.

kenne

Dawn Of The Past   Leave a comment

Morning Along The Colorodo DSC_1493Morning Along The Colorado River — Image by kenne

The river’s water

A source of life in the west,

The Dawn of the Past.

— kenne

The Dirt People   3 comments

The Saturday after Thanksgiving we left Pala and returned to Tucson. Our normal route has been to head west to I-15, then east on I-8. This time we decided to take an alternate route parallel to I-8 through the mountains to the desert into Imperial Valley. Before reaching El Centro, in the valley and near the Salton Sea, we begin to see dust in the distance.Thanksgiving 2013-9015 blogSignage told us that our route was taking us through Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA). You could see RVs, with their flag poles up, in all directions. Ocotillo Wells is open for off-highway exploration and recreation, which in another life I would have loved to have experienced in my dirt-bike twenties.

Thanksgiving 2013-9017 blogAs we headed east early in the morning, (about 8:00 am) the were just a few off-road vehicles out in the desert leaving behind a lot of dust, which would be a multiple of what the day would bring once hundreds of vehicles hit the dirt. 

Thanksgiving 2013-9018 blogOnce we were on I-8 and near Yuma, Arizona, we once again saw off-road vehicles, this time on the Algodones DunesThe dunes are 45 miles long by 6 miles wide, extending along a northwest-southeast line that correlates to the prevailing northerly and westerly wind directions. Where I-8 crosses the Algodones Dunes, the frontage roads provide an easy access for off-road vehicles.

Thanksgiving 2013-9019 blogAt least there’s not a lot of dust stirred-up by the many vehicles on the sand.

Thanksgiving 2013-9020 blogWe stopped at a rest area to take a few photos of kids of all ages.

Thanksgiving 2013-9022 blogImages by kenne

DIRT IN MY LIFE

Children play in dirt
We stay connected to dirt
Always washing hands.

I had a dirt bike
When I was in my twenties
Fate was on my side.

Now I hike in dirt
Staying bonded to nature
Not destroying it.

— kenne

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