Ancient Wonders of Arizona

“Beyond Words” (Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona)

Hi Friends!! It’s been way too long since I last posted. I hope all is well with everyone, and that your 2023 has started-off on the right track. 🙂

Life has been busy, but I’m so glad to be finally share some photos from my family’s relatively recent trip to Northern Arizona. We visited the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Wupataki National Monument, Flagstaff and Meteor Crater National Landmark. All amazing and awe-inspiring destinations.

“Village Life” (Wupatki National Monument, Arizona)

I’ll let the images speak for themselves, but here’s a couple of cool nuggets of information about some of the spots we visited:

  • The Wupatki National Monument protects over 2,600 Native American archeological dwelling sites built and occupied by the Anasazi and Sinagua tribes. Over 900 years ago, the area was home to thousands of individuals, who were forced to evacuate due to the eruption of the nearby Sunset Crater Volcano.
“Arizona’s Moon” (Meteor Crater National Landmark, Arizona)
  • Arizona’s Meteor Crater is the world’s best preserved meteor crater due to its ideal position in the arid climate of the American Southwest. Formed 50,000 years ago after an asteroid travelling 26,000 mph collided with Earth, this amazing crater is a whopping 550-feet deep and 2.4 miles in circumference. Due to it’s moon-like characteristics, NASA has used this site to train astronauts – beginning with the fabled Apollo moon missions of the 1960s/70s.
“Rock Beauty” (Sedona, Arizona)

Enjoy the images! Looking forward to connecting in the comments. Have a great week! 🙂

“Fairytale Forest” (Flagstaff, Arizona)
“Emperor of the Horizon” (Sedona, Arizona)

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  1. Hi Kevin!

    Enjoyed your beautiful pictures. We were to Grand Canyon 20? years ago! Need to revisit and do some side trips! Thanks for some inspiration!

    Stay well and all good things for the new year!

    Carolyn R.

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  2. Many years back my wife and I made some slight (actually not so slight) mistakes when hiking down Meteor Crater: her in higher heels and neither of us carrying a bottle of water. But the experience was awesome– as were your photos. Nice hearing from you again, Kevin.
    Art

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  3. So good to see you, Kevin. I hope you are doing well. How timely your post is showing up! In May/June, my husband and I are going to travel around the area between Lake Tahoe, Bryce Canyon, and downwards to Santa Fee. So, I made some notes… 😉
    The photos themselves are stunning. I love especially the 3D effect of the first one.

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  4. Great to see you again, Kevin, and your astonishing works of art.
    That is how I feel when I look at each of them. Speechless.

    They have so much to tell us and the colours are a whole orchestra of beauty.

    Miriam

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  5. Hi, Kevin. Wonderful place, the desert there is special, always looks so filled of different people and strange events in its past, is so different to what usually one think of most of the deserts around the world. Thank you for sharing it : D

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  6. Great to read a new post from you, hope you and your family are enjoying 2023.

    My son and I went to meteor Crater last summer, it’s pretty amazing, glad you had a chance to see it too, it’s so unique. Of course living in Flagstaff we drove through Oak Creek Canyon to Sedona in 2021 which I love.

    I love your photos, especially of the two places I haven’t been they’re beautiful.

    It looks like you guys had a wonderful trip Happy 2023!

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  7. Stunning photos.

    I’m glad you got to see Wupatki ruins. It’s one of my favorites. If you’re ever back in No. AZ, check out Red Mountain, NW of Flagstaff. It is a cinder cone left over from a volcanic eruption but it’s form is unexplainable. I’ve spent a lot of time hiking there and seen UFOs and experienced strange beings.

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