This week’s Foto Friday Fun features 10 images chosen by readers from my photo files including a young prom miss and a not so young canyon hiker, both wearing a dress.
Diane and Nigel chose #207. The Kaibab Plateau on the North Rim has forests and meadows among the diverse ecosystems found at Grand Canyon.
Imkelina and Michael chose #2000. It almost feels like Zion National Park is in my back yard but I don’t get there very often as it’s extremely crowded during the summer. Yet when Pat visited in June of 2014 after showing off the Grand Canyon I took her to Zion for a different perspective looking up at canyon walls.
Jim and Diana chose #746, “as that is how far (in millions of miles) Saturn is to Earth at its closest approach.” This Wolf spider was way closer than that but I didn’t send it to outer-space, just outdoor space.
Pam and John chose #3542. A peek through the trees of SR67 from the Arizona Trail that runs from Mexico to Utah although I’ve only hiked a few miles of it in the park and forest including rim to rim. Here’s a challenge for these intrepid hikers.
Yogi chose #3. Dad said boats ran on beer so he named this boat “Six-Pac” and we spent many weekends on the Illinois river. Notice how far the water is down, almost like a tide, because when barges went by there was an undertow so we kids always got out of the water when a barge approached.
Donna chose #637. Lomaki Pueblo at Wupatki National Monument just north of Flagstaff, Arizona. I last visited during a stormy spring day in 2009 and really need to return.
Sherry and David chose #7. This takes me back to 1970 going to my boyfriend’s Prom when I was only a Sophomore. I remember we were having a fight, don’t remember about what, and I got home on time for probably the first time of our six months of dating.
Jodee and Bill chose #232, one of three in a panorama of the Bright Angel Trail near 3-mile rest-house below the South Rim Grand Canyon and a view of the North Rim where I started. This is from the first time I hiked rim to rim in 2008 and wondered if I’d make it out of that big ditch. Being it was Cinco de Mayo my mantra for the last mile was “crusty, salty, margarita” yet by the time I topped out was too tired to drink anything but more water.
Sallie and Bill get #117 for the number of words in their comment. A panoramic shot of my summer 2007 backyard while I camp-hosted at Cave Creek in the Siskiyou National Forest, Oregon. Nice because the campground was only four miles from where I worked as a Ranger at Oregon Caves National Monument.
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I asked Facebook followers which two of these photos are not like the rest? Only the third and seventh were not taken on public lands.
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