Monday, January 6, 2014

Southern UTAH - Peaks, Plateaus, Canyons

Some impressions from this wonderful place ... fewer and fewer people, more and more wide amazing landscapes ... 

Typical American Dinner in Blanding ... I feel like I'm in a movie ... middle-sized town in the middle of nowhere: Burger Restaurants, Churches, Laundromats and the typical chain hotels just off the highway. 
That's it, high5 !

Dog behind the steering wheel :)

"Red-rock fins, bridges, needles, spires, craters, mesas, butters ... a crumbling, decaying beauty, a vision of ancient earth."

Newspaper Rock - more than 300 petroglyphs attributed to Ute and Ancestral Puebloan groups during 2000-year-period.

When I drive by here it almost seems the rock falls down on my car ;)

"Boasts the world's greatest concentration of sandstone arches - more than 2,000 ranging from 1metre to almost 100 metres wide!

 Early morning at the DELICATE ARCH ... one of the most picturesque rock arches!

...the rock piece above seems to balance itself on the tip of the rock below... 

The drive must go on ... via my most norther point at Green River I drive back south across Boulder Mountain through the tiny outpost of Boulder (population of 188 creatures ;) ... and apart from one single person I see inside a little store of a gas station, everybody seems to have left for the winter months?!

...landscapes like on the Moon and later on like on Mars...

... I pass through orchards - a legacy of Mormon settlement - where people are invited to pick cherries, peaches and apples (in summer season :)


 Scenic Highway No12

 Last night of my road trip ... what a lovely accommodation - sleeping next to "open fire"

Tunnel - drilled into stone! 


Bagel for Breakfast :)

Bye bye Peaks, Plateaus, Canyons!

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