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BRYCE CANYON OVERLOOK - Southern Utah These statues carved by erosion, called "hoodoos," seem to resemble various familiar forms, particularly human.   By using only a little imagination they can appear to be chess pieces, towers or entire cities, etc.  Often they glow by reflected light from nearby canyon walls.
05/05/2004 S/N 001

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Canyonlands, Eastern Utah -   Here on the Island in the Sky Mesa, not far from the Visitor Center, a short hiking trail brought me to this fascinating collection of view candy. The snow-clad mountains of the Manti La Sal National Forest, are 30 miles due east. A glimpse of the deep, vast canyon is visible through the natural bridge. A short walk beyond the bridge puts you at the brink of the canyon.
05/01/2004 S/N 002

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Busy Osprey at Paulina Lake
A camping neighbor and I sat for an hour or so on the edge of the lake chatting and watching the show. This great bird, oblivious of us, would periodically leave his perch on this scrub pine to glide out over the lake and swoop up an unsuspecting fish.
09/12/2008 S/N 003

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Dry Falls, WA, Also Known as Sun Lakes
At the close of the last ice age (millions of years ago) the big thaw sent a flow 10 times that of today's Niagara thundering over these 400-foot high and 4-mile-wide cliffs.

Today the cliffs are dry. What remains are the serene and beautiful Sun Lakes of central Washington.
10/02/2003 S/N 004

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The falls dried up eons ago, but not the lakes. Fishing enthusiasts regularly bring their boats here to start the day right in this beautiful, sunny place.
Sun Lakes State Park near Coulee City, Central Washington.
10/03/2003 S/N 005




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Dead Horse Point Overlook, Utah - It's the same Colorado River at this horseshoe bend that eventually churns through the Grand Canyon of Arizona. The brown turbidity of the river is a demonstration of how these canyons continue to be excavated throughout the eons. Note the prevalence of dirt roads enjoyed by 4-wheelers.   Looking SW from Dead Horse Point
04/30/2004 S/N 006

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The Amazing Hummingbird - He stops motionless in mid air as his wings surround him. Perhaps his wings are gyro-centric as well as aerodynamic. At any rate it's simply awesome. It's also amazing that these guys are willingly attracted and programmed to come to our sugar water.
cir. 2004 S/N 007

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Hells Canyon Overlook There's a specious tendency to compare Hells Canyon with the more famous Grand Canyon of Arizona. Folks like to play "one ups-man-ship" with the "knowledge" that Hells Canyon is deeper. The problem is that this Oregon/Idaho border canyon is in highly mountainous terrain. Who's to decide where the "rim" is located? The shear drop-offs are not so clear at Hells Canyon.
06/16/2005 S/N 008

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Northern California Dawn - I was driving home to Oregon after a celebration of life for Gerald, my brother, who died June 4, 2006.   Gerald was a good and generous human being.

After a four-hour nap in a small forest campground, I resumed my driving.   It was near Canby, CA, that the sky opened directly before me.   God himself was creating this amazing sky painting just for me.   It was my personal assurance of God's boundless love.
06/12/2006 S/N 006

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  Shuksan Road
This scene describes our mood: definitely disappointed, but tranquil.  After three very steep 15-mile round trips between Douglas Fir Campground and Heather Meadows, I Failed to capture the "most photographed" mountain in the North America. Shuksan remained completely fog shrouded.
08/06/2007 S/N 010
 

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