Saturday, April 28, 2012

Page, AZ

Top to Bottom, Clockwise: Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Lake Powell, Rainbow Bridge
Page is a small, quiet town in northern Arizona which sits atop Manson Mesa and overlooks the dramatic Lake Powell, Glen Canyon Dam, and the surrounding canyons, arches and historical Native ruins.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Revisiting Horseshoe Bend

Just Love to Stretch After A Sandy Hike @ Horseshoe Bend
Photographing Horseshoe Bend with my Cell Phone

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Enjoying National Parks for Free

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
( part of Klamath Region Circle of Parks)
It is always a joy to experience the amazing power and beauty of nature that we know no man can equal. Nature gives so much therapy from stress, it relaxes us physically, emotionally and spiritually. With my very busy and crazy schedule, having to balance both work and studies, I feel very tired at the end of the week, that I look forward to spending my weekend seeking nature. Hiking and spending time with nature always make me feel energized and rejuvenated. Let me say that with hiking and exercising, we get the happy mood and we boost our energy levels. Despite that hiking burns a lot of energy, yet it is an activity that truly rejuvenates not only the spirit and mind, but also the physical body.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Lake Powell's Wahweap Marina at Page

Lake Powell's Wahweap Marina, Page, AZ
The Wahweap Marina is one of the six marinas on Lake Powell, and probably the most visited marina in Lake Powell, being the most strategically accessible. Though most of Lake Powell is in Utah, but two of the most visited marinas, Wahweap and Antelope Point, are in Page, AZ. The marinas in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area are more popular for water recreation, but then, the Glen Canyon provides variety of outdoor activities both on land or in water. One thing for sure, there are many hiking opportunities in the area. 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Rainbow Bridge National Monument

Where Our Boat Docked after an exciting travel inside the canyon 
 Best Time of the Day To Visit: Afternoon Boat Tour to avoid facing the harsh sun photographing the Rainbow Bridge ( however, all shots here were facing the sun middle of the day because we did not have a choice :(, only one boat tour that left in the morning).
Our First Glimpse of Rainbow Brdige
To continue from my previous post on Lake Powell Boat Tour, after traveling 50 miles on the waters of Lake Powell from Wahweap Marina in Page, we reached our destination, The Rainbow Bridge National Monument. From where we docked, the hike to Rainbow Bridge National Monument was only 1.5 miles on an easy well maintained trail.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

That Rocks!

Early Morning Light Hitting the Grand Canyon @ South Kaibab Trail, 
Grand Canyon National Park
"That rocks!"- a comment left by my beautiful friend, Jo, when I shared the above photo in my Facebook Photos. Indeed, rocks rock! We all know that rocks give us a window to our geological past. Rock layers offer clues about Earth's conditions when the layers were formed. 
Snaking South Kaibab Trail and Snaking Colorado River That Carved the Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River Rocks!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Lake Powell Boat Tour

Lake Powell
Lake Powell is a reservoir on the Colorado River and is part of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Though most of Lake Powell is in Utah and a very small portion of it is in Arizona, but the major marina is in Page, Arizona.

Sea Lion, Herring and Egret

Sea Lion: With eyes closed, savored every taste of food she got. In her mind, she thought, "will I have another one? Shall I hold on to this as long as I can so that the taste stay longer in my mouth? "

Herring: "Please, Ms. Sea Lion, if you gonna swallow me, do it fast! Don't make my agony too long!"

Sea Lion with Herring on Her Mouth
Sea Lion: "Okay, this is torturing me holding on to this food for too long, better get it in now!"

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Desert Escape

Zion Canyon, Zion National Park, UT
It has been almost a week since we escaped civilization, and how we loved our journey to the Wild Wild West. We left San Diego early Saturday morning, March 30, 2012, for a desert get-away to Page, Arizona. The drive to Page from San Diego was 9 hours (without stop), but we divided the long drive by stopping by at Zion National Park.

Friday, April 06, 2012

Come, Experience Big Sur

SUMMER, FALL, WINTER OR SPRING, there is always time to enjoy the breeze, to embrace the smile of the sunshine, and for some, a time to soak in nature. 
Big Sur Coast, CA

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Galapagos, A Natural Paradise

     It is Saturday, family day...a time to treat myself and my loved ones to fresh fruits and sumptuous sea foods. As always I would take photos of everything I serve before anyone could take a bite.