Ripples in Stone

I am fascinated by the way rocks are carved by water and time, creating ripples in stone. These walls show the undulations of the Virgin River in the slot canyon known as The Narrows. Over the years, the river swirled and cut the indentions in the canyon walls. The striations in the rock were layers…

A Grand View at Grand Canyon National Park

This grand view is the Trail View Point along the South Rim Trail inside Grand Canyon National Park. Out of all the spectacular viewpoints along the South Rim, I think this is my favorite. The rock that Jennifer is perched on juts out above the canyon like few other places along the Rim. One of…

Dry Falls

I found this dried up waterfall etched in the vertical walls along the hike known as The Narrows in Zion National Park. This remnant of a waterfall is close to the top of the slot canyon, a few miles into the 16 mile journey. Want more info on the hike? Check out my in-depth guide, A…

Providential Sky

Welcome to June everyone! We made it…. to the hot months. I don’t know about you, but it seems like it should still be January. I’m not sure where the heck the last few months have gone. I’m fairly certain I wasn’t abducted by aliens and then returned just now, but I can’t be for…

Carved Deep

The Grand Canyon—as seen from the eastern part of the park. Growing up I had an image in my head of Grand Canyon National Park being this massive, rugged, deep canyon. All of this is true, but when I finally got to visit I was amazed at how the canyon appears with little warning. A…

Black Canyon

A beautiful look at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado. Ranging between 1,800 to 2,700 feet deep (think 2 Empire State Buildings), the depth and sheer cliff sides are breathtaking to see in person. The canyon was carved out by the Gunnison River and it continues to flow through the canyon and deepen…

Take It All In

The Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park is one of those iconic rock formations that most people have seen a photograph of, even if they don’t know where it is located. The arch is often photographed with little context. If you look on the left side of the above image you can see the precarious nature…

Prehistoric Footsteps

In the southeastern corner of Colorado there is a place where you can walk in the footsteps of one of the largest land animals to ever roam the Earth. In this dried-up creek bed are the fossilized footprints of the Brontosaurus and Allosaurus dinosaurs. These remarkable tracks are found in the Comanche National Grasslands within the Picketwire Canyon….

Georgia Erosion

Providence Canyon, sometimes referred to as Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon,” wasn’t formed by millions of years of slow erosion like the Grand Canyon, but rather by poor farming practices. The trees were originally cleared for farming in the early 1800s and by the mid 1800s ditches had started to form. Today, the canyon is over…