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Travel theme: Walls

Sego Canyon UT

Wall Paintings

Pictographs, Sego Canyon Utah

 Cocoa Beach FL

Wall of Water

Cocoa Beach Florida

Falls of the Ohio State Park, IN

Dam Wall

Falls of the Ohio State Park, Indiana

Spring Mill State Park, IN

Rock Wall

Hamer Pioneer Cemetery, Springmill State Park, Indiana

Turkey Run State Park IN

Canyon Wall

Rocky Hollow Nature Preserve, Trail 3, Indiana

White Sands National Monument NM

Wall of Sand

My sledding trail; Alkali Flat Trail, White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

 

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For the Love of Geography: Rocky Mountains

The Rocky Mountains were formed over 70 million years ago and extend over 3000 miles. The Rockies consists of nearly 70 mountain ranges from northern British Columbia, Canada to the Rio Grande River in New Mexico.

Rocky Mountain National Park CO Rocky Mountain National Park CO Rocky Mountain National Park CO

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

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For the Love of Geography: Appalachians

The Appalachians were formed over 470 million years ago making them the oldest mountain chain in the world. Before erosion the rose to heights that rivaled the Alpines. The range spans from Alabama, through the eastern United States to southeastern Canada.

Scenic Rt 100, Vermont

Scenic Rt 100, Vermont

Appalachian Mountains, WV

North Bend State Park, West Virginia

Blue Ridge Parkway,  NC

Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina

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For the Love of Geography: Mountains

I grew up in a coastal town in Massachusetts. Living so close to the Appalachian Mountains, my family and I often visited Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine each fall enjoy the spectacular display of color. I believed I knew what a mountain was then I took my family on a trip west. I’ll never forget how I felt as we drove south through the Grand Teton National Park. My daughter was driving and my other daughter in the back and I was in the passenger seat. I was overcome by a sense of awe and spiritual awakening.
As we drove, my head hanging out the window, my jaw resting on the car door I finally was able to catch my breath I yelled “STOP”. And I yelled stop every few minutes so I could get out and photography these monuments to God’s strength and beauty.
These photographs were taken during this ride along this mountain range that just seems to jet into the sky from what felt like flat land.

Mt Moran WY Cascade Canyon, Lake Jenny WY Grand Tetons, WY

These photographs were taken on a later trip to the Tetons, a stark difference. Initially I was disappointed that I wouldn’t get the same spectacular views as before but we can’t go back, we always must embrace the present no matter what we’re faced with. The views may not have been the same but the spectacular sunsets were definitely worth it.

Wildfire, Grand Teton National Park Wy

Wildfire, Grand Teton National Park Wy

Mt Moran, WY

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

What’s BEYOND that bend?

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

Travel theme: Up

This was one of my first view of Yellowstone. We we parked waiting to get through a construction zone. I got out and looked UP in wonder of all I was getting ready to see.

Watchman Peak, Crater Lake OR

I hiked UP this peac at 4:00am to get some amazing photos of the sun rising over Crater Lake.

Rock Climer, Devil's Tower WY

I had to use the most zoom I could get to capture this rock climber going UP the side of Devil’s Tower. This is an UP I will never do.

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A WORD A WEEK PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEATHER

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