Golden Spike

July 18, 2009

The final piece that finished the first transcontinental railroad

Bonneville Speedway (Great Salt Lake)

July 19, 2009

Many speed records were broken at Bonneville Salt Flats International Speedway
Too bad my car was limited to 115 mph (185 km/h)
Salt everywhere - looks like snow

Capitol Reef National Park

July 20, 2009

Capitol Reef right before a thunderstorm

Arches National Park

July 21, 2009

I stand right below Delicate Arch
Landscape Arch, the longest arch
Too hot even for little lizard
North Window Arch
Devil's Garden pillars
Devil's Garden pillars

Canyonlands National Park

July 21, 2009

Green River carved its way through the rocks
Colorado River before it's joined by Green River
Isn't a Ford Edge supposed to be an SUV ?
Barely enough space for driving through ... and remember to wash the car ;-)
Slowly moving Colorado River

Grand View
(640x480, download MPEG4 (820 kbit/s))

Natural Bridges

July 22, 2009

Sipapu Natural Bridge - I was the only visitor that morning
Owachomo Bridge was just a few steps away

Valley of the Gods

July 22, 2009

Really enjoyable 1200 feet (400 meters) drop, starts as a dirt road

Monument Valley

July 22, 2009

My second time approaching Monument Valley

Mesa Verde

July 22, 2009

Cliff Palace, the most prominent site at Mesa Verde
Square Tower House