Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Canyonlands National Park

Mesa Arch, Island in the Sky in Moab, Utah.

The False Kiva. This Kiva (called false Kiva because the origins are unknown, but estimated to be 2000 yrs old) is an ancient stone circle overlooking a magnificent view. The location is kept secret, but can be located by asking park rangers, its classified as an class II archaeological site so no maps are available. According to the husband, he was shown 3 images by the rangers, first image was the beginning of the trail, second image was middle and the last was the Kiva itself…..the rest was up to you. The trail was so remote, difficult and dangerous to reach that Mr.Freddy and I stayed at the hotel. He fought to get there before sunset because a snow storm was approaching that night and he knew he would have to spend the night there in extreme weather if he got there too late because tracking back in the dark evening would be too difficult. There was climbing over boulders down hill and up hill, also at spots you had to walk side ways hugging a wall ledge that was 2-3 feet wide and 500 ft high. He kept on thinking “this is Indiana Jones stuff”….but he did make it and the images he came back with was worth the effort.

Canyonlands National Park-Island in the Sky was also one area that we visited when we were on vacation few months ago. We spent three days in Utah specifically in a small town called Moab. This town isn't large but it has lots of beauty to offer. Moab, Utah is known for its magnificent red sandstone arches which have been formed over thousands of years ago caused by natural erosion of wind and weather.

Canyonlands National Park is a beautiful park. There are many glorious spots to see here, but there are more hidden spots that take a long hikes to get to, lucky you, if you can find them. As I said, if you want to see some of the hidden gems at the park, you still need to hike. Just like those two images above, husband got up very early in the morning while Mr.Freddy and I were still sound asleep, drove 45 minutes from our hotel and a 30 minute hike in the dark to capture the beauty of Mesa Arch on sunrise.

With our experience, we mostly drove to the scenic overlooks of the park, because Mr.Freddy wasn't enthusiastic to walk. To all parents out there, you know how a three year old child acts sometimes, right? We went twice in this park. On our first day in the park, we checked, did some sightseeing and scouted different spots, so hubby knows where the best locations to take photographs for his landscape photography. And on our second day, it was right timing that Mr.Freddy was not so cranky and we got to see the Mesa Arch. Mr.Freddy was able to hike, at least. Or, hubby would carry him on the shoulder when he got tired. There are some spectacular view platforms in Canyonlands, but with little tots, do be careful and always watched them. There are no fences to restrict them from falling off a thousand foot cliff.

Us, with the Mesa Arch backdrop. We hiked 30 minutes to get here. There were trails and they were easy to follow.

Sitting near the cliff, looking down into the crater of Upheaval Dome at 1500 feet deep. A recent theory does indeed suggest the cause was a meteor hit.

Overlooking the plateau of the Canyonlands. Breathtaking view.

My close up shot.

Beautiful landscape of La Sal Mountains covered with snow.

Traveling is more fun with the family!

Thank you for reading!


Natali said...

What an amazing place to visit! Last photo is very beautiful and loving :)


Teddi said...

were you afraid being up so high? it's quite the view. i get exhausted just thinking about all that walking. i'd want to be carried too, & i'm far from 3 yrs. old. ;)

Well... said...

Oh my word, these are absolutely stunning *_*
That first picture literally took my breath away! I want to go traveling now!
Haha, great yellow sweater. Paired with the blue scarf, its perfect <3

Trendy Teal

Mia Joie said...

These photos are just magnificent, it makes me want to be there.

Beaches And Streets said...

WOW what a beautiful place!

Inês de Castro said...

I love the colors of your outfit. Those pictures are amazing :)

Dasha said...

Amazing places! I wish I was there :)

Dasha Gold

sonia de macedo said...

OMG THANKS FOR THIS! I'm planning a HUGE roadtrip for the States later this year and Moab was on the list as a 'maybe if we have time thing' but after seeing this it's just made me more determined to see it!!! Awesome photos and a BIG thanks for sharing them!


caise said...

stunning pictures

Rocío Larrea said...

Love the pictures! it's true, family travels are fun!! I love it there, I take note of theplacefor future travels!!!
nic boots by the way!
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Zuu said...

what a lovely place !
wish i could go there for some time on holiday !
thanks for the pictures, really adorable !

Manon said...

It looks amazing there!!

Bewizta said...

Great views, I've been longing to go there. you're so lucky! mr freddy's outfits looks cool and you're stunning too :)

Iza said...

Great pics! Wonderful place :)

Vera Vanity said...

Wow! Really fabulous!!! Have a nice day. Xoxo V.V.

Emmy said...

Another beautiful setting....sigh....and of course, you guys all look fab!

my style on the rock said...

Unas fotos preciosas!!!!! y tu genial con ese look.

Besos guapa

The Editor said...

Absolutely beautiful!
&you have a wonderful family.. been on here for hours x

Look forward to you working with our magazine hopefully very soon.

Baby Shopaholic said...

You have the most beautiful pictures!

The Fashion Estate said...

Amazing pictures, that place looks really beautiful. And you both look great :)

Psycho Cat said...

Wow, amazing place :)

Krissy ~ said...

oh my, these photos are like speechlessly beautiful!
the scenery is gorgeous!
Krissy xoxo

Angi said...

great blog! I love your style! would you like to follow each other?

Anonymous said...

All your photos are sooooooo beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Your husband does take beautiful pictures!

Maria Flicka said...

Woww....amazing pics! Beautiful scenery! It looks like you had a great time with your family ;)

Have a fab day!


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Lilli said...

Hello my dear! thanks for dropping in! I love these photos, what an amazing place! Your yellow sweater is so cute!!^^ Have a great day!

Très Chic by paulina said...

AMAZING PHOTOS!!! I'm so loving them all!!

shortylegsbeauty said...

BEAUTIFUL photographs as always :)
I love the scenery and the nature :)
I have awarded you on my blog :) Under my header you see a page called Awards! Click on that and scroll down the page and you will see the award :) Its called The Blogger Appreciation Award :)

Paper Moon said...

thanks for the comment, sure we should follow each other, hope you follow back, no pressure.

gosh what a beautiful place, i hope to see places like these one day. you are so lucky .xx

Bubby's Mummy said...

Wow! Your husband is a talented photographer. That first photo is stunning, actually all of them are.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sexy Mommy!
I adore your photos!
Keep posting.

violetheart said...

i've never seen a blog like yours before, your son is so adorable. i love it, im definitely following now, let's keep in touch xx

violetheart xxoo

Mom Daughter Style said...

those are beautiful sceneries mommy! I know what you mean about three year olds.


designani said...

Oh My, what a wonderful landscape!!!

and yes, followed ;D


memory said...

That is SO PRETTY. What a lovely place! I love your boots and the colors of your outfit...so bright and cheery :)

Thank you for your comment! I'm happy we're blog buddies :)


thehiddenfairy said...

the photos are just magnificent.
you're outfit is lovely esp. the yellow top!
beautiful family you have dear :D


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Ane said...

Wowww, wonderful place!!! I love your look!!!!kiss :D

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