This week’s Foto Friday Fun includes 13 images chosen by readers from my photo files all taken on public lands, where I like to be. Well that full moon did set behind BLM.
Mary Lou chose #1292. A sandstone bluff above a side canyon to Cottonwood Canyon where I took a walk in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah in late September, 2011.
John and Pam chose #9182. Peeking through the aspens into Grand Canyon from the Ken Patrick trail on the North Rim two years ago. I searched for a while to find aspen on the canyon rim as that is not its usual habitat. Guess I searched so long most of the leaves had fallen off.
Donna chose #357. When walking on open meadows on the Kaibab Plateau you need to watch out for this ankle breakers. The mounds are made by Pocket Gophers when they tunnel under snow so we see a lot of them in the spring.
Ann and Bill chose #1870. Because I spend summers looking down into Grand Canyon it is a thrill to look up at the canyon walls in Zion National Park. This shot from Bibi’s visit in June, 2014 from inside the tram that runs up and down the Virgin River Canyon.
Patti chose #70, “another 10 digit leap.” A little more than a 10 year leap backwards when I worked at Mesa Verde National Park. Far View House is an Ancestral Puebloan ruin dating back to somewhere between A.D. 900 to about A.D. 1300. She likes visiting historic places and this is a great park for that.
Diane and Nigel chose #4443. She may not be too happy about this shot not particularly liking hyenas, but they are traveling so maybe she’ll miss it. This pup was hiding in the tall grass along a road in Kruger National Park, South Africa during my second 2013 visit.
Yogi chose #9361, “just one less than this week.” So he gets another view of the thundering water at Augrabies Falls National Park, South Africa the day before my 2014 birthday. Do you see a pattern for where I spend my birthdays?
Anne chose #3073. Two years ago next month I spent quite a bit of time exploring Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California. But the truck wouldn’t have made it through a dry wash to Fonts Point so I was fortunate that friends with 4×4 invited me for sunset over the San Ysidro Mountains.
Sallie has been busy moving from summer Oregon to winter Florida and left a comment with no number so she gets #145 for the number of words. This shot from another rafting trip but on the mellow Rogue River in Oregon during 2007.
Jodee and Bill chose #929. I’m pretty sure that Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is on their Utah list so they’ll get a chance to see this display of dinosaur bones if they stop by the Big Water visitor center.
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