Starting the new year off right...

by Paul G January. 01, 2018 765 views

I need to get out more often with the camera and have something other than cars in mind. I've done plenty... just not recently. I don't know if it is laziness or not... but this morning I went to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and picked up an annual pass. They're not expensive, but also not exactly cheap ($80). Now that I've paid, maybe that will give me some incentive to actually go out and use it.

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Living in Vegas, I do have relatively easy access to a lot of the national parks. I can do day trips to Death Valley, Zion, Grand Canyon, Joshua Tree, and Sequoia National Parks. A short weekend can get me to Yosemite and Bryce. Give me a longer weekend, and I can get to Canyonlands, Arches, and others.

Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park

I've been to several of those already, but still have more to go. This year I think my main goal is to get to Bryce. It's possible I can make a trip there in April. Though the weather might be a factor in that.

Zion National Park

Zion National Park

I'm sure at some point I'll make it to Death Valley again. I've been to the southern portion several times. I need to make it to the north side. That's where the "mysterious" moving rocks are. I'll also likely make it to Zion again - if nothing else, it's on the way to Bryce.

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon, on the other hand... I doubt I make it to again. To be honest, it really didn't do it for me. Sure, it's majestic. Sure it's THE Grand Canyon. But if you gave me a choice, I'd take Zion over it every time.

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Parks that are a little further and would require more planning that I'd like to visit... White Sands (never been), Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons (been, but it's been over 30 years), Monument Valley, Glacier (I really want to drive the Going-to-the-Sun road).

So yeah... that's one of my goals this year... get out and do more scenic photography.

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Rob Marson 2 years ago

awesome photos....what scenery you have. Fabulous.

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