Saturday, December 24, 2016

Desert Southwest road trip 2016 pt 2 - AZ, NM, & CA (11/12/16-12/10/16)

Photos from 2 months of touring the desert southwest while camping in a mini-van.  After spending the first month of the trip in Utah, I headed south for the 2nd month to visit the north/south rims of the Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest Nat Park, Canyon de Chelly Nat Monument, El Morro Nat Monument, El Malpais Nat Monument, Mojave Nat Preserve, and Death Valley.

Grand Canyon south rim
Grand Canyon south rim

Grand Canyon south rim
Bridges over Colorado River, Marble Canyon AZ

Colorado River, Marble Canyon AZ
Grand Canyon Lodge, north rim

 Ribbon Falls, Grand Canyon

Petrified Forest Nat Park - "The Tepees" area

 Petrified Forest Nat Park - looking towards Blue Mesa
Petrified Forest Nat Park - Blue Mesa

Petrified Forest Nat Park - Onyx Bridge
Petrified Forest Nat Park - Angel's Garden

 Petrified Forest Nat Park - Angel's Garden
Petrified Forest Nat Park - Jasper Forest

Petrified Forest Nat Park - Agate Forest

Petrified Forest Nat Park - Martha's Butte petroglyphs

Petrified Forest Nat Park - Martha's Butte petroglyphs


 Canyon de Chelly Nat Monument
Canyon de Chelly Nat Monument - White House ruin

 El Morro Nat Monument, NM

  El Morro Nat Monument, NM - Atsinna ruins

 El Malpais Nat Monument, NM - Lava Falls
El Malpais Nat Monument - Narrows trail

 Datil, NM - Very Large Array

 El Malpais Nat Monument - Thanksgiving camping

Mojave National Preserve

 Mojave National Preserve - Kelso Dunes

 Mojave National Preserve - Kelso Dunes

  Mojave National Preserve - Kelso Dunes
 Mojave National Preserve - Kelso Depot

Death Valley Nat Park - Badwater Basin
Death Valley Nat Park - Badwater Basin

Death Valley Nat Park - Ubehebe Crater
Death Valley Nat Park - Ubehebe Crater

Death Valley Nat Park - Wildrose Peak


Death Valley Nat Park

Death Valley Nat Park - Mosaic Canyon