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Old 11-12-2016, 08:05 AM
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Default Sightseeing via RV in Utah & Colorado

About a month ago, I flew the RV-7 on a ten-day cross-country to/from Baltimore to western Colorado and eastern/southern Utah. I did most of my flying in the morning when the sun lit everything up and the air was smooth. I was fortunate to have outstanding weather the entire trip and was able to take some great pictures of awesome scenery in such places as the Black Canyon NM, Arches NP, Canyonlands NP, Lake Powell, Capital Reef, Dinosaur NM, Bryce Canyon NP, Zion NP, and many other incredible places that aren't national parks. In my opinion, it's the best flying from a scenery point of view in the U.S. (although I have not flown Alaska). I put together a web log of my trip so you can see some of the great pictures. LINK.

Here is a preview:
Arches NP


Black Canyon of the Gunnison River NM


Canyonlands NP


Bryce Canyon NP


Capital Reef NP


Cedar Breaks NM


Great Sand Dunes NP
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Old 11-12-2016, 08:08 AM
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Default Sightseeing via RV in Utah and Colorado

Twin Lakes, CO near Leadville


Dinosaur NM


Flaming Gorge Reservoir


Colorado River leading to Moab


Green River/Desolation Canyon
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Old 11-12-2016, 08:10 AM
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Kanab Creek, AZ


Marble Canyon


Monument Valley


Paria River Canyon


San Rafael Swell


Lake Powell


Zion NP


Kanab, UT
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Old 11-12-2016, 08:26 AM
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Beautiful pix. Thanks for posting them. Flying out to that area is on my bucket list.
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Old 11-12-2016, 02:39 PM
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Beautiful pictures with an obvious talent for taking them. I'm glad you took advantage of your time out West to see some of the most impressive sights in the four corner States.

Hardly a day goes by that I don't give thanks for the opportunity to live in an area that has all this within one and a half hours from my home base.

Cheers, Hans
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Old 11-12-2016, 07:08 PM
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Very nice. Exceptionally good photography.

Hate to pick a nit, but the Black Canyon of the Gunnison is in Colorado, not New Mexico. Its a great shot though.

thanks for posting these
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Old 11-12-2016, 07:52 PM
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Wonderful photography! My wife and I have flown our RV-10 over a lot of these places in the last couple of years and it is a spectacular part of this wonderful country. One other nitpick. Cedar Breaks is in Utah, just outside of Cedar City, Utah.
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Old 11-13-2016, 05:44 AM
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My dream trip. Echo - Outstanding photography! Thanks for posting.

RE: nitpicks - that just tells that in the air we don't see the boundaries - it's just one big sky. Lets keep it that way.
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Hate to pick a nit, but the Black Canyon of the Gunnison is in Colorado, not New Mexico.
That fooled me initially too, but his abbreviations are for "National Monument" and "National Park."

Bill, I'm about halfway through the travelogue on your website and loving it! I've been wanting to make a similar trip for years. Next summer I'll make it happen.
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Old 11-13-2016, 12:45 PM
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Default Great Trip!

Hi Bill,

Thanks for posting. . . Terrific photos including the one of your very nice RV-7! A Dream Trip for sure! Wonderful scenery!

Cheers,
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