Timeline

2022
August
SONY ILCE-7RM4, 1⁄800 sec, f/16, ISO 2000

Abundant beauty while escaping the heat

Last week Marco was up in Heber-Overgaard, AZ with a friend and came home raving about how beautiful it was. So, we keep watching the weather forecast and find that Monday would be perfect, sunny all morning and only in

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2022
August
SONY ILCE-1, 3.2 sec, f/18, ISO 400

A short day trip to the Chocolate Falls

Even though we didn’t get a lot of rain this summer yet, the mountains around us have been getting some decent monsoon storms with a lot of water. Flagstaff for instance had to fight many flash floods already. So on

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2022
February
SONY ILCE-1, 1⁄320 sec, f/16, ISO 250

Wahweap Hoodoos – White Ghost Hoodoos

The Wahweap Hoodoos are unlike most of the hoodoos that you’re familiar with in Utah. Instead of deep, rich shades of red and orange, these hoodoos are a ghostly white. They are located on the edge of the Grand Staircase-Escalante

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2022
February
SONY ILCE-1, 1⁄320 sec, f/16, ISO 250

Toadstool Hoodoos – Always worth a visit

Since the weather forecast was not as good as we had hoped, we change our plans for today and instead of driving all the way to White Pocket, we take our friend Dennis to the Toadstool Hoodoos first and then

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2022
February
SONY ILCE-1, 1⁄320 sec, f/16, ISO 320

Our 2nd visit to Cottonwood Cove at Coyote Buttes South

When we were here December 20th, 2021 we already knew that we had to come back, firstly because we had not seen everything yet and secondly because it’s just strikingly beautiful.  We connected with our friend Dennis and found a

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2022
February
SONY ILCE-1, 1⁄1,250 sec, f/6.3, ISO 640

Another visit to Marble Canyon, AZ

On our way to another adventure around Page, AZ we passed by the Navajo Bridge again on Sunday. It’s been the 3rd time since November last year and every time we got a different view of these majestic birds. This time

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2021
December
SONY ILCE-7RM4, 1⁄320 sec, f/14, ISO 250

Holiday Greetings

Reflecting on what we will remember of 2021: We got to experience the waterfall at back of our yard for the first time in more than a year, thanks to some nice monsoon rains in August. It was great to

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2021
December
SONY ILCE-7RM4, 1⁄320 sec, f/16, ISO 200

Cottonwood Cove at Coyote Buttes South

A local guide we met at The Wave on November 19th, 2021 suggested to visit Coyote Buttes South if we wanted to see more wave-like formations and colors. According to the Bureau of Land Management BLM Coyote Buttes South is

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2021
December
SONY ILCE-1, 1⁄500 sec, f/6.3, ISO 500

California Condors – Update

Another trip to Page, AZ means another stop at Navajo Bridge to check in on the California Condors. This time we see 4 or 5 birds sunbathing and flying. A perfect opportunity for Marco to get some better shots than

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2021
November
SONY ILCE-1, 1⁄200 sec, f/16, ISO 250

The Wave

Today is the day!  Permits for “The Wave” are only available via a lottery either online 4 months ahead or in-person at the BLM office in Kanab for the next day. Only 64 people are allowed in per day. Marco

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2021
November
SONY ILCE-1, 1⁄320 sec, f/16, ISO 250

Smoky Mountain Road

On our second day we want to take it a bit slower and give our legs and backs a break from hiking and heavy backpacks. We take Dennis out to the back side of Lake Powell, which has a scary

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2021
November
SONY ILCE-1, 1⁄40 sec, f/10, ISO 1250

Wire Pass to Buckskin Gulch

Back in August Marco won the online lottery for a permit to “The Wave” (more about that in our separate Post), and because we didn’t want to drive to Page for just one day, we arrive a couple days early.

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