Author Archives: Merilee

Saturday on the water

Saguaro Lake Tonto National Forest, Arizona March 25, 2017 We spent a lovely morning touring Saguaro Lake on the scenic Desert Belle.  It was a perfect spring day to enjoy the water and the spring desert colors. A view of … Continue reading

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Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Superior, Arizona February 22, 2017 The Boyce Thompson Arboretum is one of my favorite photo hikes as spring arrives in the Senoran Desert.  It has over a 100 acres of gardens featuring plants from desert ecosystems around the world. Come … Continue reading

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Arches National Park

Moab, Utah September 27, 2016 Arches National Park is one of the most popular national parks.  It has a rugged desert beauty.  One can discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world. The … Continue reading

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Geyser Pass

Manti-La-Sal National Forest Moab, Utah September 26, 2016 There is a very scenic back country off the LaSal Loop Rd in Moab, Utah.  Geyser Pass Rd winds up to Geyser Pass and then down the other side of the LaSal … Continue reading

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the schaefer trail

Moab, Utah September 20, 2016 The Schaefer Trail is a wonderfully scenic ride from Moab that begins along the Colorado River to Postash Road.  It has a feeling of landing on Mars with the red rock cliffs. This is a … Continue reading

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Aspen gold

Ouray, Colorado September 18, 2016 The aspens are turning gold high in Ironton Park in the Uncompahgre National Forest.  I hiked up a hill to get this view of the Red Mountain #1 and #2. Looking east into the San … Continue reading

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