Posts tagged ‘utah’

November 30, 2011

Moab

Nice town..not very touristy with enough options for good food. My find in Moab was Milt’s Stop and Eat. If I was there for a week, I would have tried every thing on their menu. Milt’s has also been featured in the NY Times’ 36 hours in Moab feature. This place must not be missed.

Moab

November 30, 2011

Canyonlands National Park

Day 2 started with the sunrise shoot of the Mesa Arch. The Mesa arch is a very popular destination for sunrise shoots and you really have be to be early to get a spot. One of the pictures shows you how busy it can get. You will see hundreds of the same Mesa Arch sunrise photos..but what the heck..I am proud to have one of my own :).

After Mesa Arch we decided to shoot from the False Kiva. Now this was quite an adventure. The False Kiva located in Canyonlands National Park is a Class II archaeological site. Because of its semi-protected status, you will not find directions to this Kiva in public maps. But if you ask a park ranger, they have to provide you the directions. If you Google or Bing (whatever makes you happy), there are websites where people are willing to email you the coordinates. Some of the websites have pretty vague directions too. Armed with a bunch of coordinates, and with a vague direction, with no clue of how long and dangerous the trek is going to be, we started a journey…Did we make it? Oh yes we did!!!! 🙂

Here is the slideshow version.
canyonlands

November 28, 2011

Arches National Park – Thanksgiving’ 11 Day 1

Completely oblivious of Thanksgiving and black Friday deals, we decided to spend time in Utah (primarily Moab). We were kind of spending time with the native Indians…:)
We flew out of LAX to reach Salt Lake City at 10:00am. I loved the airport for its free WiFi. After a quick breakfast we hurried out to the Arches National Park. The intent was to photograph the Delicate Arch during sunset. Did we make it – not really. We just got the residual sunlight.
If you ever visit the Arches National Park, don’t miss the long, strenuous hike to the Delicate Arch. What you see around the bend at the last corner is simply amazing. It’s totally worth it!!
with a change of landscape

Day1

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