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By: edkeagle (offline) on Sunday, March 28 2010 @ 06:59 PM EDT  
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Sunset. No trip to this area is complete without taking in sunset and sunrise on the canyon walls. These photos were taken from the Rim Trail near Yavapai Point. Decided to experiment some with the second photo, which is post sunset. Clickables

3-14-10, 6:12 p.m.
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3-14-10, 6:36 p.m.

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By: edkeagle (offline) on Sunday, March 28 2010 @ 07:01 PM EDT  
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Sunrise. Dawnís first light from Mather Point, Grand Canyon NP.

3-15-10, 6:47 a.m.
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3-15-10, 7:01 a.m.
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By: edkeagle (offline) on Sunday, March 28 2010 @ 07:05 PM EDT  
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Rock lizard, Toadstool Trail, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah, 3-16-10.. Drove to this location from Grand Canyon. Trailhead is off U.S. 89 about 10 miles west of monument visitor center. Itís an easy 2-3 mile hike but take water. This area is very close to Vermilion Cliffs, where condors are sometimes seen. Again, no luck with condors, but this lizard was watching us as we watched it. Clickables

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By: edkeagle (offline) on Monday, March 29 2010 @ 03:41 AM EDT  
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Stellerís Jay, Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, 3-17-10. We were told that 2-4 feet of snow had fallen three days before our visit. The roads were open but most of the trails were closed due to snow and ice. These crested jays have little fear of humans and often are seen in Ponderosa pines overlooking the canyon. The first photo was taken at Inspiration Point overlook and the final two photos were at Bryce Point overlook.

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By: edkeagle (offline) on Monday, March 29 2010 @ 03:43 AM EDT  
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Ravens, Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, 3-17-10. Probably the easiest bird to spot. Theyíll eat almost anything and are extremely intelligent. Iím now convinced that what I thought were ravens in Western Washington are actually crows. There is no comparison. The ravens we saw in Utah and at the Grand Canyon are huge compared to our black crows.
The first two photos were taken at Farview Point overlook. The third photo was taken at Agua Canyon overlook.

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By: HikerBikerGram (offline) on Monday, March 29 2010 @ 10:31 AM EDT  
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Great stuff Ed and Doug! Great thread idea, all the photos and scenery is beautiful. I will be back and when I make some of my travels I will stop here with some of it. Thanks again. Lori the Wizard will love those lizards.Smile


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By: Anonymous: glbc () on Monday, March 29 2010 @ 03:40 PM EDT  
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By: edkeagle (offline) on Monday, March 29 2010 @ 10:37 PM EDT  
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Hiking in Bryce Canyon, 3-17-10. Did not have time for a lot of hiking in the snow, but this is an incredible environment with million-dollar views of rock formations from the plateau rim. We were fortunate to view the park after a heavy snow with the downside being that most trails were closed because of the snowpack and ice. This park does not get the big crowds like the Grand Canyon. Very cold mornings this time of year. Also, itís a good idea to check the Visitor Center for the latest weather and trail conditions. Clickables

Bryce forecast, 3-17-10
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