We are pretty busy down here in Utah. Yesterday, the four of us—that girl, me, my little sister, and my brother-in-law (Russ the Giant)—started the morning with a series of short drives and quick hikes and carried on exploring until late in the evening. We saw a pretty good chunk of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and finished our day in Kodachrome State Park.
This is a land of stone and sky that has been sculpted by eons of wind and water. Only the sturdiest of stone stands upright. Where the stone is not upright, the uncommon waters have cut deep into canyons.
The roads are winding and the views expansive.
Posted are three photographs from the day. Look for the tiny woman walking against the sky on the red rocks. The road pictured has been carved for miles through solid stone. The last photograph is an example of the interesting ways in which the elements carve the stone.