Arizona (Northern) 2010

Contains photos from Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, Death Valley, Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest and Painted Desert, Flagstaff, Meteor Crater, Sunset Crater Nat. Mon., and Walnut Canyon Nat. Mon.
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1 Kenny and Kris flew into Las Vegas on Aug. 20, 2010 to begin a 2-week vacation. We met his brother, Gordon there. After a quick visit to the Strip the first night, we made a "mandatory" stop at the famous Las Vegas sign. 
Photo by Gordon Light

Kenny and Kris flew into Las Vegas on Aug. 20, 2010 to begin a 2-week vacation. We met his brother, Gordon there. After a quick visit to the Strip the first night, we made a "mandatory" stop at the famous Las Vegas sign. Photo by Gordon Light

Kenny and Kris flew into Las Vegas on Aug. 20, 2010 to begin a 2-week vacation. We met his brother, Gordon there. After a quick visit to the Strip the first night, we made a "mandatory" stop at the famous Las Vegas sign. Photo by Gordon Light 1375
2 Las Vegas at nighttime is a crazy place. Even though business was down about 15%, the Strip was packed with people. There was all sorts of humanity there, the most obnoxious were the sleasy Hispanics who would pop cards at passing men with photos of "h...

Las Vegas at nighttime is a crazy place. Even though business was down about 15%, the Strip was packed with people. There was all sorts of humanity there, the most obnoxious were the sleasy Hispanics who would pop cards at passing men with photos of "h...

Las Vegas at nighttime is a crazy place. Even though business was down about 15%, the Strip was packed with people. There was all sorts of humanity there, the most obnoxious were the sleasy Hispanics who would pop cards at passing men with photos of "hot babes" wearing little more than stars printed on the areas of the body that are usually covered. 1282
3 This broken glass panel was on one of the elevated walkways over Las Vegas Boulevard. I thought it looked interesting! Sometimes I like to think outside the box! :)

This broken glass panel was on one of the elevated walkways over Las Vegas Boulevard. I thought it looked interesting! Sometimes I like to think outside the box! :)

This broken glass panel was on one of the elevated walkways over Las Vegas Boulevard. I thought it looked interesting! Sometimes I like to think outside the box! :) 1161
4 I thought Las Vegas would be a good place to try out my new starlight filter. It gave the car lights an interesting effect!

I thought Las Vegas would be a good place to try out my new starlight filter. It gave the car lights an interesting effect!

I thought Las Vegas would be a good place to try out my new starlight filter. It gave the car lights an interesting effect! 1791
5 You can't miss seeing Elvis when you are in Las Vegas! Here his "twin" gives a kiss to a bride for whom he had just performed a marriage.

You can't miss seeing Elvis when you are in Las Vegas! Here his "twin" gives a kiss to a bride for whom he had just performed a marriage.

You can't miss seeing Elvis when you are in Las Vegas! Here his "twin" gives a kiss to a bride for whom he had just performed a marriage. 1337
6 People in Las Vegas will do about anything to make money! These two young women were dressed as Showgirls to pose on the sidewalk for tips. The whole Strip just seemed to be so "artificial"!

People in Las Vegas will do about anything to make money! These two young women were dressed as Showgirls to pose on the sidewalk for tips. The whole Strip just seemed to be so "artificial"!

People in Las Vegas will do about anything to make money! These two young women were dressed as Showgirls to pose on the sidewalk for tips. The whole Strip just seemed to be so "artificial"! 1326
7 <strong>Chuckwalla's Delight</strong>
<em>Bebbia juncea</em> 
Boulder City,NV
August 21, 2010

I found this plant growing at the Lake Mead visitor center. A Chuckwalla is a large western lizard. I'm not sure if they eat this plant or just how it g...

Chuckwalla's Delight Bebbia juncea Boulder City,NV August 21, 2010 I found this plant growing at the Lake Mead visitor center. A Chuckwalla is a large western lizard. I'm not sure if they eat this plant or just how it g...

Chuckwalla's Delight Bebbia juncea Boulder City,NV August 21, 2010 I found this plant growing at the Lake Mead visitor center. A Chuckwalla is a large western lizard. I'm not sure if they eat this plant or just how it got its name!


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8 <b>Beavertail cactus</b>

Beavertail cactus

Beavertail cactus 1169
9 On Saturday we went to Hoover Dam to do the tour.

On Saturday we went to Hoover Dam to do the tour.

On Saturday we went to Hoover Dam to do the tour. 1241
10 Hoover Dam is on the Arizona / Nevada border, Lake Mead has beautiful, clear blue water.

Hoover Dam is on the Arizona / Nevada border, Lake Mead has beautiful, clear blue water.

Hoover Dam is on the Arizona / Nevada border, Lake Mead has beautiful, clear blue water. 1294
11 Kenny and Gordon out on the observation deck at Hoover Dam

Kenny and Gordon out on the observation deck at Hoover Dam

Kenny and Gordon out on the observation deck at Hoover Dam 1242
12 Hoover Dam hats

Hoover Dam hats

Hoover Dam hats There was quite a collection of hats that had been blown from the heads of visitors to the dam out on the observation deck! 1229
13 The new bridge was just 2 months shy of being finished. It will allow drivers to bypass Hoover Dam.

The new bridge was just 2 months shy of being finished. It will allow drivers to bypass Hoover Dam.

The new bridge was just 2 months shy of being finished. It will allow drivers to bypass Hoover Dam. 1191
14 Hoover Dam generators seen on the tour

Hoover Dam generators seen on the tour

Hoover Dam generators seen on the tour 1120
15 Map of the inner workings of Hoover Dam.

Map of the inner workings of Hoover Dam.

Map of the inner workings of Hoover Dam. 1397
16 We teased that it was "dam hot" at Hoover Dam where the  temperature was 110 degrees F on the observation deck.

We teased that it was "dam hot" at Hoover Dam where the temperature was 110 degrees F on the observation deck.

We teased that it was "dam hot" at Hoover Dam where the temperature was 110 degrees F on the observation deck. 1410
17 Lake Mead is a beautiful oaisis in the desert.

Lake Mead is a beautiful oaisis in the desert.

Lake Mead is a beautiful oaisis in the desert. 1218
18 Southern Nevada's landscape is ruggedly beautiful, but the lack of plants and so much brown was a bit depressing to me.

Southern Nevada's landscape is ruggedly beautiful, but the lack of plants and so much brown was a bit depressing to me.

Southern Nevada's landscape is ruggedly beautiful, but the lack of plants and so much brown was a bit depressing to me. 1533
19 Another scene of southeastern Nevada mountains

Another scene of southeastern Nevada mountains

Another scene of southeastern Nevada mountains 1292
20 <strong>Tumbleweed</strong> is very common in the west. It is actually Russian Thistle, it breaks off from the stem when it dries and then blows in the wind.

Tumbleweed is very common in the west. It is actually Russian Thistle, it breaks off from the stem when it dries and then blows in the wind.

Tumbleweed is very common in the west. It is actually Russian Thistle, it breaks off from the stem when it dries and then blows in the wind. 3592
21 <strong>Valley of Fire State Park</strong> has interesting formations in the sandstone, this one iss called Elephant Rock.

Valley of Fire State Park has interesting formations in the sandstone, this one iss called Elephant Rock.

Valley of Fire State Park has interesting formations in the sandstone, this one iss called Elephant Rock. 1261
22 An unknown flower from Valley of Fire State Park. I have looked in all of my wildflower books and can't find this one.

An unknown flower from Valley of Fire State Park. I have looked in all of my wildflower books and can't find this one.

An unknown flower from Valley of Fire State Park. I have looked in all of my wildflower books and can't find this one. 1254
23 <strong>Flat-topped Buckwheat</strong>
<em>Eriogonum fasciculatum</em> 
Boulder City, NV
August 21, 2010

Flat-topped Buckwheat Eriogonum fasciculatum Boulder City, NV August 21, 2010

Flat-topped Buckwheat Eriogonum fasciculatum Boulder City, NV August 21, 2010 1228
24 <b>Thick-leaved Ground Cherry</b> 
<em>Physalis crassifolia</em>
Valley Of Fire State Park, Nevada 
August 21, 2010

Thick-leaved Ground Cherry Physalis crassifolia Valley Of Fire State Park, Nevada August 21, 2010

Thick-leaved Ground Cherry Physalis crassifolia Valley Of Fire State Park, Nevada August 21, 2010


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25 Another shot of the Nevada landscape as we drove to Death Valley.

Another shot of the Nevada landscape as we drove to Death Valley.

Another shot of the Nevada landscape as we drove to Death Valley. 2408
26 Cell phone towers in the west are often disguised as trees.

Cell phone towers in the west are often disguised as trees.

Cell phone towers in the west are often disguised as trees. 1323
27 I was surprised to see this cap cloud over the mountains as we drove through southeast California on our way to Death Valley.

I was surprised to see this cap cloud over the mountains as we drove through southeast California on our way to Death Valley.

I was surprised to see this cap cloud over the mountains as we drove through southeast California on our way to Death Valley. 1280
28 The Death Valley sign was the first of several that we photographed as we traveled.

The Death Valley sign was the first of several that we photographed as we traveled.

The Death Valley sign was the first of several that we photographed as we traveled. 1315
29 There were lots of signs in Death Valley warning of the serious heat. It would be easy to die there if exposed to the high temperatures and low humidity without protection from a vehicle or shade of a building.

There were lots of signs in Death Valley warning of the serious heat. It would be easy to die there if exposed to the high temperatures and low humidity without protection from a vehicle or shade of a building.

There were lots of signs in Death Valley warning of the serious heat. It would be easy to die there if exposed to the high temperatures and low humidity without protection from a vehicle or shade of a building. 1527
30 A lava boulder with salt deposits near the entrance of Death Valley.

A lava boulder with salt deposits near the entrance of Death Valley.

A lava boulder with salt deposits near the entrance of Death Valley. 1179
31 The road to Dante's Peak in Death Valley had a very stark landscape, but lots of interesting rocks.

The road to Dante's Peak in Death Valley had a very stark landscape, but lots of interesting rocks.

The road to Dante's Peak in Death Valley had a very stark landscape, but lots of interesting rocks. 1487
32 <strong>Desert Milkweed</strong> 
<em>Asclepias erosa</em>
Death Valley NP, California
Aug. 22, 2010

Desert Milkweed Asclepias erosa Death Valley NP, California Aug. 22, 2010

Desert Milkweed Asclepias erosa Death Valley NP, California Aug. 22, 2010


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33 This was our first taste of the colorful mountains in Deather Valley.

This was our first taste of the colorful mountains in Deather Valley.

This was our first taste of the colorful mountains in Deather Valley. 1257
34 Dantes View is one mile above Death Valley on the east side of the park.

Dantes View is one mile above Death Valley on the east side of the park.

Dantes View is one mile above Death Valley on the east side of the park. 1267
35 Zabriski Point is a very colorful part of Death Valley although it was devoid of plants.

Zabriski Point is a very colorful part of Death Valley although it was devoid of plants.

Zabriski Point is a very colorful part of Death Valley although it was devoid of plants. 1239
36 More Zabriski Point colors

More Zabriski Point colors

More Zabriski Point colors 1102
37 This sign announces that you are at Sea Level in Death Valley. From this point everything is downhill!

This sign announces that you are at Sea Level in Death Valley. From this point everything is downhill!

This sign announces that you are at Sea Level in Death Valley. From this point everything is downhill! 1193
38 The visitor center at Death Valley is at 190 feet below sea level. The thermometer shows the brutal temperature of 112 degrees. It was very windy here. We stopped to eat lunch and a gust blew away the lid to our styrofoam cooler. Believe me, it is NOT ...

The visitor center at Death Valley is at 190 feet below sea level. The thermometer shows the brutal temperature of 112 degrees. It was very windy here. We stopped to eat lunch and a gust blew away the lid to our styrofoam cooler. Believe me, it is NOT ...

The visitor center at Death Valley is at 190 feet below sea level. The thermometer shows the brutal temperature of 112 degrees. It was very windy here. We stopped to eat lunch and a gust blew away the lid to our styrofoam cooler. Believe me, it is NOT fun to have to run and chase something in those temperatures! 1141
39 Death Valley is famous for the 20 Mule Teams that pulled the Borax wagons. It must have been brutal working in those mines!

Death Valley is famous for the 20 Mule Teams that pulled the Borax wagons. It must have been brutal working in those mines!

Death Valley is famous for the 20 Mule Teams that pulled the Borax wagons. It must have been brutal working in those mines! 1200
40 The <strong>Devil's Golfcourse</strong> is a bone dry plain of jumbled blocks of salt. I'm not sure even the Devil could play a round of golf there.

The Devil's Golfcourse is a bone dry plain of jumbled blocks of salt. I'm not sure even the Devil could play a round of golf there.

The Devil's Golfcourse is a bone dry plain of jumbled blocks of salt. I'm not sure even the Devil could play a round of golf there. 1226
41 <strong>Badwater Basin</strong> is the lowest point in North America at 282 feet below sea level. This observation point is a popular place for tourists to record their visit! The area gets its name from the salt and mineral-laden water that oozes up f...

Badwater Basin is the lowest point in North America at 282 feet below sea level. This observation point is a popular place for tourists to record their visit! The area gets its name from the salt and mineral-laden water that oozes up f...

Badwater Basin is the lowest point in North America at 282 feet below sea level. This observation point is a popular place for tourists to record their visit! The area gets its name from the salt and mineral-laden water that oozes up from a spring below the deck. The water is pretty and clear, but would be very distasteful, if not lethal, if drunk. 1270
42 Tiny, delicate <strong>Salt crystals<strong> at Badwater Basin.

Tiny, delicate Salt crystals at Badwater Basin.

Tiny, delicate Salt crystals at Badwater Basin. 1305
43 I liked the multiple colors of this alluvial fan at Death Valley. This geological feature happens when rare rains and snowmelt wash rocks from the mountains above.

I liked the multiple colors of this alluvial fan at Death Valley. This geological feature happens when rare rains and snowmelt wash rocks from the mountains above.

I liked the multiple colors of this alluvial fan at Death Valley. This geological feature happens when rare rains and snowmelt wash rocks from the mountains above. 1628
44 <strong>Jimmyweed</strong><br><em>Isocoma wrightii</em></br><br>Shosone,CA August 22, 2010</br>

Jimmyweed
Isocoma wrightii
Shosone,CA August 22, 2010

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Isocoma wrightii
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45 As we drove out of Death Valley we encountered some wild Hairpin curves like this one.

As we drove out of Death Valley we encountered some wild Hairpin curves like this one.

As we drove out of Death Valley we encountered some wild Hairpin curves like this one. 1284
46 We arrived at Grand Canyon National Park near sunset, the best time of day for great shots of the shadows.

We arrived at Grand Canyon National Park near sunset, the best time of day for great shots of the shadows.

We arrived at Grand Canyon National Park near sunset, the best time of day for great shots of the shadows. 1102
47 Buckwheat 
GCNP

Buckwheat GCNP

Buckwheat GCNP 1328
48 <strong>Fernbush</strong>
<em>Chamaebatiaria millefolium</em>
Grand Canyon NP, AZ

Fernbush Chamaebatiaria millefolium Grand Canyon NP, AZ

Fernbush Chamaebatiaria millefolium Grand Canyon NP, AZ


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49 <strong>Poison Milkweed</strong>
<em>Asclepias subverticillata</em>
Grand Canyon NP, AZ
August 23, 2010

Poison Milkweed Asclepias subverticillata Grand Canyon NP, AZ August 23, 2010

Poison Milkweed Asclepias subverticillata Grand Canyon NP, AZ August 23, 2010


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50 During the busy months, the main roads in the park are closed to personal vehicles. Visitors must take shuttle buses to parts of the park. This made getting around slow and a bit difficult. We got a much later start on the hiking trail than we had plan...

During the busy months, the main roads in the park are closed to personal vehicles. Visitors must take shuttle buses to parts of the park. This made getting around slow and a bit difficult. We got a much later start on the hiking trail than we had plan...

During the busy months, the main roads in the park are closed to personal vehicles. Visitors must take shuttle buses to parts of the park. This made getting around slow and a bit difficult. We got a much later start on the hiking trail than we had planned. 1370
51 Hiking in the Grand Canyon can be dangerous in the summer due to the high temperatures. This sign was at the trailhead of the Hermit Trail, we learned later that it is one of the most difficult trails in the park! It is narrow, steep and not well-maint...

Hiking in the Grand Canyon can be dangerous in the summer due to the high temperatures. This sign was at the trailhead of the Hermit Trail, we learned later that it is one of the most difficult trails in the park! It is narrow, steep and not well-maint...

Hiking in the Grand Canyon can be dangerous in the summer due to the high temperatures. This sign was at the trailhead of the Hermit Trail, we learned later that it is one of the most difficult trails in the park! It is narrow, steep and not well-maintained. We hiked 3 miles down to the spring. Going down is not too difficult, going back up was grueling. To make matters worse, there is little shade along the trail. When we found a bit of shade from a small pine tree we would rest and drink water. 1322
52 <strong>Arizona Thistle</strong>
<em>Cirsium arizonicum</em>
Grand Canyon NP, AZ
August 23, 2010

Arizona Thistle Cirsium arizonicum Grand Canyon NP, AZ August 23, 2010

Arizona Thistle Cirsium arizonicum Grand Canyon NP, AZ August 23, 2010


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53 I wonder what story this boot could tell if it could talk!? I also wonder what the person wore to finish their hike.

I wonder what story this boot could tell if it could talk!? I also wonder what the person wore to finish their hike.

I wonder what story this boot could tell if it could talk!? I also wonder what the person wore to finish their hike. 1349
54 A Grand Canyon lizard

A Grand Canyon lizard

A Grand Canyon lizard 1260
55 <strong>Rockmat</strong>
<em>Petrophytum caespitosum</em>
Flagstaff, AZ
August 27, 2010

Rockmat Petrophytum caespitosum Flagstaff, AZ August 27, 2010

Rockmat Petrophytum caespitosum Flagstaff, AZ August 27, 2010


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56 This huge boulder was balanced at the edge of the Hermit trail. I'd love to know how it got there! I'm pretending to push it over the edge.

This huge boulder was balanced at the edge of the Hermit trail. I'd love to know how it got there! I'm pretending to push it over the edge.

This huge boulder was balanced at the edge of the Hermit trail. I'd love to know how it got there! I'm pretending to push it over the edge. 1192
57 The Hermit trail is one of the most difficult in the park, this part was not too bad, but other sections were grueling.

The Hermit trail is one of the most difficult in the park, this part was not too bad, but other sections were grueling.

The Hermit trail is one of the most difficult in the park, this part was not too bad, but other sections were grueling. 1112
58 Kenny was far below me here on the Hermit trail.

Kenny was far below me here on the Hermit trail.

Kenny was far below me here on the Hermit trail. 1115
59 We were surprised to come across this spring and small shelter as we hiked along the Hermit Trail. This was where we turned back to go up the the trail.

We were surprised to come across this spring and small shelter as we hiked along the Hermit Trail. This was where we turned back to go up the the trail.

We were surprised to come across this spring and small shelter as we hiked along the Hermit Trail. This was where we turned back to go up the the trail. 1301
60 <strong>Wright's Beeflower</strong>
<em>Hymenothrix wrightii</em>
Grand Canyon NP, AZ
August 24, 2010

Wright's Beeflower Hymenothrix wrightii Grand Canyon NP, AZ August 24, 2010

Wright's Beeflower Hymenothrix wrightii Grand Canyon NP, AZ August 24, 2010


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61 This little rock shelter along the Hermit Trail was a welcome sight. The wooden rocking chair and benches felt pretty nice to rest our feet and enjoy the cool shade. The small tree in the entrance provided extra shade.

This little rock shelter along the Hermit Trail was a welcome sight. The wooden rocking chair and benches felt pretty nice to rest our feet and enjoy the cool shade. The small tree in the entrance provided extra shade.

This little rock shelter along the Hermit Trail was a welcome sight. The wooden rocking chair and benches felt pretty nice to rest our feet and enjoy the cool shade. The small tree in the entrance provided extra shade. 1306
62 <strong>Two-toned Owl Clover</strong> 
<em>Orthocarpus purpureo-albus</em>
Tusayan, AZ
August 25, 2010

Two-toned Owl Clover Orthocarpus purpureo-albus Tusayan, AZ August 25, 2010

Two-toned Owl Clover Orthocarpus purpureo-albus Tusayan, AZ August 25, 2010


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63 <strong>Dalmation Toadflax</strong>
<em>Linaria dalmatica</em>*
Tusayan, AZ
August 25, 2010

Dalmation Toadflax Linaria dalmatica* Tusayan, AZ August 25, 2010

Dalmation Toadflax Linaria dalmatica* Tusayan, AZ August 25, 2010 1226
64 <strong>Many-flowered Gilia</strong>
<em>Ipomopsis multiflora</em>
Tusayan, AZ
August 25, 2010

Many-flowered Gilia Ipomopsis multiflora Tusayan, AZ August 25, 2010

Many-flowered Gilia Ipomopsis multiflora Tusayan, AZ August 25, 2010


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65 <strong>Mountain Bluebird</strong>
<em>Sialia currucoides</em>
Tusayan, AZ
August 25, 2010

I spotted this pretty bluebird while I was on an early morning walk before breakfast. I wished I had my telephoto lens!

Mountain Bluebird Sialia currucoides Tusayan, AZ August 25, 2010 I spotted this pretty bluebird while I was on an early morning walk before breakfast. I wished I had my telephoto lens!

Mountain Bluebird Sialia currucoides Tusayan, AZ August 25, 2010 I spotted this pretty bluebird while I was on an early morning walk before breakfast. I wished I had my telephoto lens! 1213
66 I got to check off another "bucket list" activity when I took a flight over the Grand Canyon in a helicopter! It was the first time I had ever been in one and I loved every minute of the flight!

I got to check off another "bucket list" activity when I took a flight over the Grand Canyon in a helicopter! It was the first time I had ever been in one and I loved every minute of the flight!

I got to check off another "bucket list" activity when I took a flight over the Grand Canyon in a helicopter! It was the first time I had ever been in one and I loved every minute of the flight! 1121
67 It was amazing to fly over the Grand Canyon to see the fabulous rock formations and the muddy Colorado River. It was also amazing to belive that this river could cut through a mile of solid rock!

It was amazing to fly over the Grand Canyon to see the fabulous rock formations and the muddy Colorado River. It was also amazing to belive that this river could cut through a mile of solid rock!

It was amazing to fly over the Grand Canyon to see the fabulous rock formations and the muddy Colorado River. It was also amazing to belive that this river could cut through a mile of solid rock! 1212
68 This is the point where the two rivers meet in the Grand Canyon.

This is the point where the two rivers meet in the Grand Canyon.

This is the point where the two rivers meet in the Grand Canyon. 1255
69 Flying over the canyon reveals interesting designs in the rock that can't be seen otherwise.

Flying over the canyon reveals interesting designs in the rock that can't be seen otherwise.

Flying over the canyon reveals interesting designs in the rock that can't be seen otherwise. 1166
70 The helicopter flight was one hour long and went along the perimeter of the Grand Canyon park. I was going nuts the entire time taking photos and videos!

The helicopter flight was one hour long and went along the perimeter of the Grand Canyon park. I was going nuts the entire time taking photos and videos!

The helicopter flight was one hour long and went along the perimeter of the Grand Canyon park. I was going nuts the entire time taking photos and videos! 1152
71 Later, after my flight over the canyon, we went to see the Bright Angel trail, it is the most popular trail in the park (that's why we didn't want to hike on it the day before!). It goes to the bottom of the canyon to Phantom Ranch.

Later, after my flight over the canyon, we went to see the Bright Angel trail, it is the most popular trail in the park (that's why we didn't want to hike on it the day before!). It goes to the bottom of the canyon to Phantom Ranch.

Later, after my flight over the canyon, we went to see the Bright Angel trail, it is the most popular trail in the park (that's why we didn't want to hike on it the day before!). It goes to the bottom of the canyon to Phantom Ranch. 1096
72 I wanted to hike a short way down the Bright Angel trail when I learned that there are fossils in the rock wall! It was interesting to see the difference between this wide, well-maintained trail and the Hermit trail we had hiked the day before, it was ...

I wanted to hike a short way down the Bright Angel trail when I learned that there are fossils in the rock wall! It was interesting to see the difference between this wide, well-maintained trail and the Hermit trail we had hiked the day before, it was ...

I wanted to hike a short way down the Bright Angel trail when I learned that there are fossils in the rock wall! It was interesting to see the difference between this wide, well-maintained trail and the Hermit trail we had hiked the day before, it was like walking on the interstate! Another difference was the presence of the mules that take visitors and supplies to the bottom of the canyon. 1156
73 This <strong>Rock Squirrel</strong> was sitting on the edge of the trail just above the Bright Angel trail. It was hard trying to explain to the foreign tourists why they shouldn't feed them junk food! My Italian is not too good!

This Rock Squirrel was sitting on the edge of the trail just above the Bright Angel trail. It was hard trying to explain to the foreign tourists why they shouldn't feed them junk food! My Italian is not too good!

This Rock Squirrel was sitting on the edge of the trail just above the Bright Angel trail. It was hard trying to explain to the foreign tourists why they shouldn't feed them junk food! My Italian is not too good! 1197
74 This Raven had quite a big mouth! It was probably panting because of the heat.

This Raven had quite a big mouth! It was probably panting because of the heat.

This Raven had quite a big mouth! It was probably panting because of the heat. 1239
75 This is one of the Mule trains that had taken supplies to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

This is one of the Mule trains that had taken supplies to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

This is one of the Mule trains that had taken supplies to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. 1204
76 One of the Grand Canyon mules on a return trip. When they pass, hikers have to move close to the canyon wall.

One of the Grand Canyon mules on a return trip. When they pass, hikers have to move close to the canyon wall.

One of the Grand Canyon mules on a return trip. When they pass, hikers have to move close to the canyon wall. 1325
77 This is one of the shell fossils that I saw on the Bright Angel trail. This is proof that the area that became the Grand Canyon was under a shallow sea hundreds of millions of years ago.

This is one of the shell fossils that I saw on the Bright Angel trail. This is proof that the area that became the Grand Canyon was under a shallow sea hundreds of millions of years ago.

This is one of the shell fossils that I saw on the Bright Angel trail. This is proof that the area that became the Grand Canyon was under a shallow sea hundreds of millions of years ago. 1293
78 <strong>Dwarf Mistletoe</strong>
<em>Arceuthobium</em> species
Grand Canyon NP, AZ
August 25, 2010

This mistletoe looks a lot different than what we have in the east, this kind does not have leaves. Like its eastern cousin, it is a parasitic plant.

Dwarf Mistletoe Arceuthobium species Grand Canyon NP, AZ August 25, 2010 This mistletoe looks a lot different than what we have in the east, this kind does not have leaves. Like its eastern cousin, it is a parasitic plant.

Dwarf Mistletoe Arceuthobium species Grand Canyon NP, AZ August 25, 2010 This mistletoe looks a lot different than what we have in the east, this kind does not have leaves. Like its eastern cousin, it is a parasitic plant.


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79 Late in the afternoon the Grand Canyon Mule barn is full of more than 200 animals resting afer a busy day of taking park visitors and supplies down the canyon trails.

Late in the afternoon the Grand Canyon Mule barn is full of more than 200 animals resting afer a busy day of taking park visitors and supplies down the canyon trails.

Late in the afternoon the Grand Canyon Mule barn is full of more than 200 animals resting afer a busy day of taking park visitors and supplies down the canyon trails. 1194
80 This mule was so funny!

This mule was so funny!

This mule was so funny! 1252
81 As we drove along I-40 we stopped along Route 66 in Seligman, AZ. The Roadkill Cafe was a good little restaurant.

As we drove along I-40 we stopped along Route 66 in Seligman, AZ. The Roadkill Cafe was a good little restaurant.

As we drove along I-40 we stopped along Route 66 in Seligman, AZ. The Roadkill Cafe was a good little restaurant. 1287
82 Route 66 is very popular with motorcycle riders from all over the world. These flags were signed by riders from Poland. We also met riders from Germany, France and Italy. Most people fly into Chicago, rent a bike and ride what is left of Route 66 all t...

Route 66 is very popular with motorcycle riders from all over the world. These flags were signed by riders from Poland. We also met riders from Germany, France and Italy. Most people fly into Chicago, rent a bike and ride what is left of Route 66 all t...

Route 66 is very popular with motorcycle riders from all over the world. These flags were signed by riders from Poland. We also met riders from Germany, France and Italy. Most people fly into Chicago, rent a bike and ride what is left of Route 66 all the way to San Diego. Until the interstate system was built, Rt. 66 was the main highway across the country. There are just short sections of the original highway left, such as this one in Seligman. 1289
83 <strong>Skyrocket</strong>
<em>Ipomopsis aggregata</em>
Williams, AZ
August 23, 2010

These pretty, bright red flowers are a favorite of hummingbirds.

Skyrocket Ipomopsis aggregata Williams, AZ August 23, 2010 These pretty, bright red flowers are a favorite of hummingbirds.

Skyrocket Ipomopsis aggregata Williams, AZ August 23, 2010 These pretty, bright red flowers are a favorite of hummingbirds.


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84 Flagstaff, Arizona is a great place to stay for visitors who like nature. It is located at the base of Humphrey's and Agazziz Peaks, location of the Arizona Snow Bowl ski resort. It is also the home of the Lowell Observatory (where Pluto was discovered...

Flagstaff, Arizona is a great place to stay for visitors who like nature. It is located at the base of Humphrey's and Agazziz Peaks, location of the Arizona Snow Bowl ski resort. It is also the home of the Lowell Observatory (where Pluto was discovered...

Flagstaff, Arizona is a great place to stay for visitors who like nature. It is located at the base of Humphrey's and Agazziz Peaks, location of the Arizona Snow Bowl ski resort. It is also the home of the Lowell Observatory (where Pluto was discovered). We enjoyed visiting the Flagstaff Arboretum, Walnut Canyon and Sunset Crater National Monuments, hiking at Sandy's Canyon and nearby Meteor Crater. 1333
85 The historic district of Flagstaff beautiful old buildings such as the red sandstone City Hall which was built in 1894.

The historic district of Flagstaff beautiful old buildings such as the red sandstone City Hall which was built in 1894.

The historic district of Flagstaff beautiful old buildings such as the red sandstone City Hall which was built in 1894. 1445
86 <strong>Arizona Pea</strong>
<em>Lathrus arizonicus</em>
Flagstaff, AZ
August 27, 2010

Arizona Pea Lathrus arizonicus Flagstaff, AZ August 27, 2010

Arizona Pea Lathrus arizonicus Flagstaff, AZ August 27, 2010


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87 <strong>Rocky Mountain Beeplant</strong>
<em>Cleome serrulata</em>
Flagstaff, AZ
August 26, 2010

This is related to the Spider Plant my mother had in her flower garden when I was a child. It ended up growing all over our yard because I loved to s...

Rocky Mountain Beeplant Cleome serrulata Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010 This is related to the Spider Plant my mother had in her flower garden when I was a child. It ended up growing all over our yard because I loved to s...

Rocky Mountain Beeplant Cleome serrulata Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010 This is related to the Spider Plant my mother had in her flower garden when I was a child. It ended up growing all over our yard because I loved to strip the seeds out of the ripe pods and throw them around!


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88 Rocky Mtn Beeplant

Rocky Mtn Beeplant

Rocky Mtn Beeplant 1177
89 <strong>Harris Hawk</strong>
<em>Parabuteo unicinctus</em>
Flagstaff, AZ
August 26, 2010

This handsome hawk was part of the bird program at the Flagstaff Arboretum. Harris hawks live in family groups and hunt in packs.

Harris Hawk Parabuteo unicinctus Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010 This handsome hawk was part of the bird program at the Flagstaff Arboretum. Harris hawks live in family groups and hunt in packs.

Harris Hawk Parabuteo unicinctus Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010 This handsome hawk was part of the bird program at the Flagstaff Arboretum. Harris hawks live in family groups and hunt in packs. 1646
90 <b>Yellow Columbine</b>
<em>Aquilegia chrysantha</em>
Flagstaff, AZ
August 26, 2010

Yellow Columbine Aquilegia chrysantha Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010

Yellow Columbine Aquilegia chrysantha Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010


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91 <strong>Arizona Cudweed</strong>
<em>Gnaphalium arizonicum</em>
Flagstaff, AZ
August 26,2010

Arizona Cudweed Gnaphalium arizonicum Flagstaff, AZ August 26,2010

Arizona Cudweed Gnaphalium arizonicum Flagstaff, AZ August 26,2010


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92 <strong>Sentry Milk-vetch</strong>
<em>Astragalus cremnophylax var. cremnophylax</em>
Flagstaff, AZ
August 26, 2010

This plant was photographed through a wire screen because it was being grown in a greenhouse at the Flagstaff Arboretum. The plant...

Sentry Milk-vetch Astragalus cremnophylax var. cremnophylax Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010 This plant was photographed through a wire screen because it was being grown in a greenhouse at the Flagstaff Arboretum. The plant...

Sentry Milk-vetch Astragalus cremnophylax var. cremnophylax Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010 This plant was photographed through a wire screen because it was being grown in a greenhouse at the Flagstaff Arboretum. The plant grows on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, but it is endangered.


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93 <strong>Franciscan Bluebells</strong>
<em>Mertensia franciscana</em>
Flagstaff, AZ
August 26, 2010

Franciscan Bluebells Mertensia franciscana Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010

Franciscan Bluebells Mertensia franciscana Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010


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94 <strong>Giant Trumpets</strong>
<em>Macromeria viridifolia</em>
Flagstaff, AZ
August 26, 2010

Giant Trumpets Macromeria viridifolia Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010

Giant Trumpets Macromeria viridifolia Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010


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95 <strong>Lobster Mushroom</strong>
<em>Hypomyces lactifluorum</em>
Flagstaff, AZ
August 26, 2010

We were the last people to leave the Flagstaff Arboretum, so the lady working at the counter took us to the woods near the parking lot to show us thes...

Lobster Mushroom Hypomyces lactifluorum Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010 We were the last people to leave the Flagstaff Arboretum, so the lady working at the counter took us to the woods near the parking lot to show us thes...

Lobster Mushroom Hypomyces lactifluorum Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010 We were the last people to leave the Flagstaff Arboretum, so the lady working at the counter took us to the woods near the parking lot to show us these odd mushrooms. She told us they are very tasty when cooked. She also told us they are actually an orange fungus that has parasitized a white Russula or Lactarius mushroom. 1495
96 The San Fransisco Peaks seen from the Flagstaff Arboretum. These mountains are actually extinct volcanoes. Northern Arizona is pocked with volcano cinder cones.

The San Fransisco Peaks seen from the Flagstaff Arboretum. These mountains are actually extinct volcanoes. Northern Arizona is pocked with volcano cinder cones.

The San Fransisco Peaks seen from the Flagstaff Arboretum. These mountains are actually extinct volcanoes. Northern Arizona is pocked with volcano cinder cones. 1179
97 We got to Sandy's Canyon late in the afternoon after visiting the Flagstaff Arboretum. We hiked a short trail and enjoyed watching these climbers on hte other side of the canyon.

We got to Sandy's Canyon late in the afternoon after visiting the Flagstaff Arboretum. We hiked a short trail and enjoyed watching these climbers on hte other side of the canyon.

We got to Sandy's Canyon late in the afternoon after visiting the Flagstaff Arboretum. We hiked a short trail and enjoyed watching these climbers on hte other side of the canyon. 1175
98 The next day we went on a Forest Service hike at Sandys Canyon with a group of local people. One of the leaders was a geologist. He explained that this mass of jumbled rocks is a lava bed from a long ago volcanic eruption.

The next day we went on a Forest Service hike at Sandys Canyon with a group of local people. One of the leaders was a geologist. He explained that this mass of jumbled rocks is a lava bed from a long ago volcanic eruption.

The next day we went on a Forest Service hike at Sandys Canyon with a group of local people. One of the leaders was a geologist. He explained that this mass of jumbled rocks is a lava bed from a long ago volcanic eruption. 1224
99 <strong>Fineleaf Woolywhite</strong>
<em>Hymenopappus filifolius</em> / Aster Family
Flagstaff, AZ
August 26, 2010

Fineleaf Woolywhite Hymenopappus filifolius / Aster Family Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010

Fineleaf Woolywhite Hymenopappus filifolius / Aster Family Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010


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100 We went on a Forest Service hike into Sandys Canyon, our destination was the sandstone rock formation in the distance, Fisher Point.

We went on a Forest Service hike into Sandys Canyon, our destination was the sandstone rock formation in the distance, Fisher Point.

We went on a Forest Service hike into Sandys Canyon, our destination was the sandstone rock formation in the distance, Fisher Point. 1248
101 <strong>King's Lupine</strong>
<em>Lupinus kingii</em>
Flagstaff, AZ
August 26, 2010

This is a very small-flowered Lupine with sparse flowers.

King's Lupine Lupinus kingii Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010 This is a very small-flowered Lupine with sparse flowers.

King's Lupine Lupinus kingii Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010 This is a very small-flowered Lupine with sparse flowers.


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102 <strong>Scarlet Cinquefoil</strong>
<em>Potentilla thurberi</em>
Flagstaff, AZ
August, 27, 2010

I spotted this plant growing along the trail when we went to Fisher Point in Sandys Canyon.

Scarlet Cinquefoil Potentilla thurberi Flagstaff, AZ August, 27, 2010 I spotted this plant growing along the trail when we went to Fisher Point in Sandys Canyon.

Scarlet Cinquefoil Potentilla thurberi Flagstaff, AZ August, 27, 2010 I spotted this plant growing along the trail when we went to Fisher Point in Sandys Canyon.


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103 <strong>American Hops</strong>
<em>Humulus americanus</em>
Flagstaff, AZ
August 27, 2010

These are related to the Hops used in making beer. These plants were growing at the base of the cliff at Fisher Point.

American Hops Humulus americanus Flagstaff, AZ August 27, 2010 These are related to the Hops used in making beer. These plants were growing at the base of the cliff at Fisher Point.

American Hops Humulus americanus Flagstaff, AZ August 27, 2010 These are related to the Hops used in making beer. These plants were growing at the base of the cliff at Fisher Point.


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104 These cliffs at Sandys Canyon are petrified sand dunes. We ate lunch in the cave in the cliff to the left.

These cliffs at Sandys Canyon are petrified sand dunes. We ate lunch in the cave in the cliff to the left.

These cliffs at Sandys Canyon are petrified sand dunes. We ate lunch in the cave in the cliff to the left. 1143
105 These large sandstone cliffs are ancient petrified sand dunes in Sandys Canyon. I enjoyed seeing the interesting patterns.

These large sandstone cliffs are ancient petrified sand dunes in Sandys Canyon. I enjoyed seeing the interesting patterns.

These large sandstone cliffs are ancient petrified sand dunes in Sandys Canyon. I enjoyed seeing the interesting patterns. 1216
106 Aster and Goldenrod at the Flagstaff Arboretum.

Aster and Goldenrod at the Flagstaff Arboretum.

Aster and Goldenrod at the Flagstaff Arboretum. 1247
107 <strong>Hoary Tansy Aster</strong>
<em>Dieteria canescens</em>
Flagstaff, AZ
August 27, 2010

Formerly known as: <em>Machaeranthera canescens</em>

Hoary Tansy Aster Dieteria canescens Flagstaff, AZ August 27, 2010 Formerly known as: Machaeranthera canescens

Hoary Tansy Aster Dieteria canescens Flagstaff, AZ August 27, 2010 Formerly known as: Machaeranthera canescens


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108 <strong>Baby Aster</strong>
<em>Leucelene ericoides</em>
Petrified Forest Nat'l Monument
August 28, 2010

This little white aster grew in very harsh conditions.

Baby Aster Leucelene ericoides Petrified Forest Nat'l Monument August 28, 2010 This little white aster grew in very harsh conditions.

Baby Aster Leucelene ericoides Petrified Forest Nat'l Monument August 28, 2010 This little white aster grew in very harsh conditions.


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109 <strong>Blue Flax</strong>
<em>Linum perenne</em>
Flagstaff, AZ
August 26, 2010

Blue Flax blooms early in the day, by the afternoon the petals fall off.

Blue Flax Linum perenne Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010 Blue Flax blooms early in the day, by the afternoon the petals fall off.

Blue Flax Linum perenne Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010 Blue Flax blooms early in the day, by the afternoon the petals fall off.


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110 <strong>Flax-flowered Ipomopsis</strong>
<em>Ipomopsis longiflora</em>
Meteor Crater, AZ
August 28, 2010

These are very long flowers.

Flax-flowered Ipomopsis Ipomopsis longiflora Meteor Crater, AZ August 28, 2010 These are very long flowers.

Flax-flowered Ipomopsis Ipomopsis longiflora Meteor Crater, AZ August 28, 2010 These are very long flowers.


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111 <strong>Blue Gramma grass</strong>
<em>Bouteloua gracilis</em>
Flagstaff, AZ
August 28, 2010

This is a native grass in northern Arizona.

Blue Gramma grass Bouteloua gracilis Flagstaff, AZ August 28, 2010 This is a native grass in northern Arizona.

Blue Gramma grass Bouteloua gracilis Flagstaff, AZ August 28, 2010 This is a native grass in northern Arizona. 1591
112 <strong>Indian Paintbrush</strong>

Indian Paintbrush

Indian Paintbrush 1205
113 <strong>Woodland Pinedrops</strong>
<em>Pterospora andromedea</em>
Flagstaff, AZ
August 26, 2010

This is a saprophytic plant that obtains its nutrients from decaying plant material. It has no chlorophyll.

Woodland Pinedrops Pterospora andromedea Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010 This is a saprophytic plant that obtains its nutrients from decaying plant material. It has no chlorophyll.

Woodland Pinedrops Pterospora andromedea Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010 This is a saprophytic plant that obtains its nutrients from decaying plant material. It has no chlorophyll.


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114 Wanut Canyon is a national monument near Flagstaff. The canyon has ancient ruins of the Sinagua Indians. Sinagua means "without water" in Spanish.

Wanut Canyon is a national monument near Flagstaff. The canyon has ancient ruins of the Sinagua Indians. Sinagua means "without water" in Spanish.

Wanut Canyon is a national monument near Flagstaff. The canyon has ancient ruins of the Sinagua Indians. Sinagua means "without water" in Spanish. 1177
115 Kenny is standing outside of the ruins at Walnut Canyon homes. The homes were built under the overhanging cliffs throughout the canyon.

Kenny is standing outside of the ruins at Walnut Canyon homes. The homes were built under the overhanging cliffs throughout the canyon.

Kenny is standing outside of the ruins at Walnut Canyon homes. The homes were built under the overhanging cliffs throughout the canyon. 1098
116 <strong>Broom Snakeweed</strong>
<em>Gutierrezia sarothrae</em>
Flagstaff, AZ
August 27, 2010

Broom Snakeweed Gutierrezia sarothrae Flagstaff, AZ August 27, 2010

Broom Snakeweed Gutierrezia sarothrae Flagstaff, AZ August 27, 2010


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117 Buckwheat Yellow PF1

Buckwheat Yellow PF1

Buckwheat Yellow PF1 1195
118 <strong>Caltrop</strong>
<em>Tribulus terrestris</em>
Flagstaff, AZ
August 27, 2010

This pretty little flower makes a horrible, sharp-spiked seed. It is sometimes called "goathead" due to the shape of the seed.

Caltrop Tribulus terrestris Flagstaff, AZ August 27, 2010 This pretty little flower makes a horrible, sharp-spiked seed. It is sometimes called "goathead" due to the shape of the seed.

Caltrop Tribulus terrestris Flagstaff, AZ August 27, 2010 This pretty little flower makes a horrible, sharp-spiked seed. It is sometimes called "goathead" due to the shape of the seed.


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119 <strong>Checkermallow</strong>
<em>Sidalcea neomexicana</em>
Flagstaff, AZ
August 26, 2010

Checkermallow Sidalcea neomexicana Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010

Checkermallow Sidalcea neomexicana Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010


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120 <strong>Colorado Four-O'Clock</strong>
<em>Mirabilis multiflora</em>
Petrified Forest National Park
August 28, 2010

Colorado Four-O'Clock Mirabilis multiflora Petrified Forest National Park August 28, 2010

Colorado Four-O'Clock Mirabilis multiflora Petrified Forest National Park August 28, 2010


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121 <strong>Coral Bells</strong> 
<em>Heuchera sanguinea</em>
Grand Canyon National Park
August 25, 2010

Coral Bells Heuchera sanguinea Grand Canyon National Park August 25, 2010

Coral Bells Heuchera sanguinea Grand Canyon National Park August 25, 2010 1580
122 Dalea PFNP

Dalea PFNP

Dalea PFNP 1199
123 Desert Tobacco1

Desert Tobacco1

Desert Tobacco1 1103
124 <strong>Dingy Chamaesaracha</strong>
<em>Chamaesaracha sordida</em> / Nightshade Family
Petrified Forest National Park
August 28, 2010

Dingy Chamaesaracha Chamaesaracha sordida / Nightshade Family Petrified Forest National Park August 28, 2010

Dingy Chamaesaracha Chamaesaracha sordida / Nightshade Family Petrified Forest National Park August 28, 2010


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125 Ooh, these Dinosaurs were so unbelievably goofy, I had to stop and take a photo of them! They were props at a rock shop in the town of Holbrook. Believe me, no respectable dinosaur would sit up and beg with a snake in its mouth! :)

Ooh, these Dinosaurs were so unbelievably goofy, I had to stop and take a photo of them! They were props at a rock shop in the town of Holbrook. Believe me, no respectable dinosaur would sit up and beg with a snake in its mouth! :)

Ooh, these Dinosaurs were so unbelievably goofy, I had to stop and take a photo of them! They were props at a rock shop in the town of Holbrook. Believe me, no respectable dinosaur would sit up and beg with a snake in its mouth! :) 1222
126 As if the goofy dinosaurs weren't bad enough, I spotted this street sign in Holbrook. I have no idea how this street got that awful name!

As if the goofy dinosaurs weren't bad enough, I spotted this street sign in Holbrook. I have no idea how this street got that awful name!

As if the goofy dinosaurs weren't bad enough, I spotted this street sign in Holbrook. I have no idea how this street got that awful name! 1245
127 When I went across the tracks to take photos of the Bucket of Blood street sign I heard a train whistle. I was trapped on the other side of the street in Holbrook. I have never seen such a busy train track, it had trains running all day and night!

When I went across the tracks to take photos of the Bucket of Blood street sign I heard a train whistle. I was trapped on the other side of the street in Holbrook. I have never seen such a busy train track, it had trains running all day and night!

When I went across the tracks to take photos of the Bucket of Blood street sign I heard a train whistle. I was trapped on the other side of the street in Holbrook. I have never seen such a busy train track, it had trains running all day and night! 1169
128 Just past the Bucket of Blood sign in Holbrook, I saw an old building that had a wall made of petrified wood and agate.

Just past the Bucket of Blood sign in Holbrook, I saw an old building that had a wall made of petrified wood and agate.

Just past the Bucket of Blood sign in Holbrook, I saw an old building that had a wall made of petrified wood and agate. 1278
129 <strong>Fendler's Meadow Rue</strong>
<em>Thalictrum fendleri</em>
Grand Canyon National Park
August 23, 2010

Fendler's Meadow Rue Thalictrum fendleri Grand Canyon National Park August 23, 2010

Fendler's Meadow Rue Thalictrum fendleri Grand Canyon National Park August 23, 2010


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130 <strong>Meteor Crater</strong> is an interesting natural landmark in northern Arizona.

Meteor Crater is an interesting natural landmark in northern Arizona.

Meteor Crater is an interesting natural landmark in northern Arizona. 1199
131 This is a piece of the meteorite that created the Meteor Crater.

This is a piece of the meteorite that created the Meteor Crater.

This is a piece of the meteorite that created the Meteor Crater. 1219
132 <strong>Fendler's Sandwort</strong>
<em>Arenaria fendleri</em>
Petrified Forest National Park
August 28, 2010

Fendler's Sandwort Arenaria fendleri Petrified Forest National Park August 28, 2010

Fendler's Sandwort Arenaria fendleri Petrified Forest National Park August 28, 2010


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133 I had to get a photo of the entrance sign of Petrified Forest. As visitors enter they may be checked for any petrified wood pieces they may have picked up or purchased before entering the park. Theft of petrified wood is a very serious problem.

I had to get a photo of the entrance sign of Petrified Forest. As visitors enter they may be checked for any petrified wood pieces they may have picked up or purchased before entering the park. Theft of petrified wood is a very serious problem.

I had to get a photo of the entrance sign of Petrified Forest. As visitors enter they may be checked for any petrified wood pieces they may have picked up or purchased before entering the park. Theft of petrified wood is a very serious problem. 1220
134 This is the end of a petrified log in Petrified Forest National Park. There are thousands of these logs throughout the park. The colors of the logs are due to the different minerals that precipitated into them hundreds of millions of years ago.

This is the end of a petrified log in Petrified Forest National Park. There are thousands of these logs throughout the park. The colors of the logs are due to the different minerals that precipitated into them hundreds of millions of years ago.

This is the end of a petrified log in Petrified Forest National Park. There are thousands of these logs throughout the park. The colors of the logs are due to the different minerals that precipitated into them hundreds of millions of years ago. 1445
135 A log jumble such as this one occurs when the soil below the logs washes away and the stone logs cracks into pieces.

A log jumble such as this one occurs when the soil below the logs washes away and the stone logs cracks into pieces.

A log jumble such as this one occurs when the soil below the logs washes away and the stone logs cracks into pieces. 1202
136 Jumbled logs in a ravine at the Blue Mesa at Petrified Forest.

Jumbled logs in a ravine at the Blue Mesa at Petrified Forest.

Jumbled logs in a ravine at the Blue Mesa at Petrified Forest. 1152
137 These petrified wood chips looked as though someone had just chopped a log.

These petrified wood chips looked as though someone had just chopped a log.

These petrified wood chips looked as though someone had just chopped a log. 1332
138 Petrified Forest National Park was home to these dinosaurs hundreds of millions years ago. This was one of the displays in the visitor center.

Petrified Forest National Park was home to these dinosaurs hundreds of millions years ago. This was one of the displays in the visitor center.

Petrified Forest National Park was home to these dinosaurs hundreds of millions years ago. This was one of the displays in the visitor center. 1282
139 Another dinosaur in the visitor center.

Another dinosaur in the visitor center.

Another dinosaur in the visitor center. 1099
140 This was the beginning of the trail of the Blue Mesa at Petrified Forest. The colors of the hummocks are amazing!

This was the beginning of the trail of the Blue Mesa at Petrified Forest. The colors of the hummocks are amazing!

This was the beginning of the trail of the Blue Mesa at Petrified Forest. The colors of the hummocks are amazing! 1072
141 A beautiful view of the Blue Mesa.

A beautiful view of the Blue Mesa.

A beautiful view of the Blue Mesa. 1092
142 I was interested in seeing these conglomerate layers along the Blue Mesa trail in Petrified Forest.

I was interested in seeing these conglomerate layers along the Blue Mesa trail in Petrified Forest.

I was interested in seeing these conglomerate layers along the Blue Mesa trail in Petrified Forest. 1078
143 Petrified Forest view with Yellow Buckwheat in the foreground.

Petrified Forest view with Yellow Buckwheat in the foreground.

Petrified Forest view with Yellow Buckwheat in the foreground. 1118
144 <strong>Mormon Tea</strong> on the edge of a cliff at Petrified Forest.

Mormon Tea on the edge of a cliff at Petrified Forest.

Mormon Tea on the edge of a cliff at Petrified Forest. 1179
145 The <strong>Teepees</strong> are one of the beautiful formations at Petrified Forest.

The Teepees are one of the beautiful formations at Petrified Forest.

The Teepees are one of the beautiful formations at Petrified Forest. 1214
146 <strong>Petrified wood</strong> colors come from the minerals in the rock.

Petrified wood colors come from the minerals in the rock.

Petrified wood colors come from the minerals in the rock. 1197
147 Petrified wood colors

Petrified wood colors

Petrified wood colors 1258
148 Petrified Forest is located along the famous old Route 66, the highway that went from Chicago to Los Angeles. This sign told the history of the highway. The rusting old car in the background added ambience to the history marker.

Petrified Forest is located along the famous old Route 66, the highway that went from Chicago to Los Angeles. This sign told the history of the highway. The rusting old car in the background added ambience to the history marker.

Petrified Forest is located along the famous old Route 66, the highway that went from Chicago to Los Angeles. This sign told the history of the highway. The rusting old car in the background added ambience to the history marker. 2331
149 <strong>Littleleaf Globemallow</strong>
<em>Sphaerlcea parvifolia</em>
Tusayan, AZ
August 25, 2010 
PFNP

Littleleaf Globemallow Sphaerlcea parvifolia Tusayan, AZ August 25, 2010 PFNP

Littleleaf Globemallow Sphaerlcea parvifolia Tusayan, AZ August 25, 2010 PFNP


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150 <strong>Golden Rabbitbrush</strong>
<em>Ericameria nauseosa</em>
Grand Canyon, AZ
August 25, 2010

Golden Rabbitbrush Ericameria nauseosa Grand Canyon, AZ August 25, 2010

Golden Rabbitbrush Ericameria nauseosa Grand Canyon, AZ August 25, 2010


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151 <strong>Golden-beard Penstemon</strong>
<em>Penstemon barbatus</em>
Grand Canyon, AZ
August 25, 2010

Golden-beard Penstemon Penstemon barbatus Grand Canyon, AZ August 25, 2010

Golden-beard Penstemon Penstemon barbatus Grand Canyon, AZ August 25, 2010


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152 Groundsel

Groundsel

Groundsel 1265
153 <strong>Rayless Gumweed</strong>
<em>Grindelia aphanactis</em>
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
August 24, 2010 

Note the bud on the right side of the photo, it has the sticky white gum that gives the plant its name.

Rayless Gumweed Grindelia aphanactis Grand Canyon National Park, AZ August 24, 2010 Note the bud on the right side of the photo, it has the sticky white gum that gives the plant its name.

Rayless Gumweed Grindelia aphanactis Grand Canyon National Park, AZ August 24, 2010 Note the bud on the right side of the photo, it has the sticky white gum that gives the plant its name.


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154 <strong>Houstonia</strong> 
<em>Houstonia rubra</em>
Petrified Forest National Park
August 28, 2010

Houstonia Houstonia rubra Petrified Forest National Park August 28, 2010

Houstonia Houstonia rubra Petrified Forest National Park August 28, 2010


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155 <strong>Larkspur Geranium</strong>
<em>Delphinium nelsoni</em>
Flagstaff, AZ
August 26, 2010

Larkspur Geranium Delphinium nelsoni Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010

Larkspur Geranium Delphinium nelsoni Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010


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156 Northern Arizona has lots of lava due to over 600 volcanoes. This chunk of lava shows the bubbles that were in the magma when it cooled quickly upon exposure in air.

Northern Arizona has lots of lava due to over 600 volcanoes. This chunk of lava shows the bubbles that were in the magma when it cooled quickly upon exposure in air.

Northern Arizona has lots of lava due to over 600 volcanoes. This chunk of lava shows the bubbles that were in the magma when it cooled quickly upon exposure in air. 1150
157 Lupine

Lupine

Lupine 1117
158 A yellow flower at Meteor crater

A yellow flower at Meteor crater

A yellow flower at Meteor crater 1230
159 <strong>Mexican Campion</strong>
<em>Silene lacinata</em>
Flagstaff, AZ
August 26, 2010

Mexican Campion Silene lacinata Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010

Mexican Campion Silene lacinata Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010


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160 <strong>Miniature Wool Star</strong>
<em>Eriastrum diffusum</em>
Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
August 28, 2010

Miniature Wool Star Eriastrum diffusum Petrified Forest National Park, AZ August 28, 2010

Miniature Wool Star Eriastrum diffusum Petrified Forest National Park, AZ August 28, 2010


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161 Nightshade PFNP

Nightshade PFNP

Nightshade PFNP 1262
162 <strong>Nodding Ragwort</strong>
<em>Senecio bigelovii</em>
Flagstaff, AZ
August 26, 2010

Nodding Ragwort Senecio bigelovii Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010

Nodding Ragwort Senecio bigelovii Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010


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163 Paperflower

Paperflower

Paperflower 1190
164 Penstemon2

Penstemon2

Penstemon2 1155
165 <strong>Pineleaf Penstemon</strong>
<em>Penstemon pinifolius</em>
Flagstaff, AZ
August 26, 2010

Pineleaf Penstemon Penstemon pinifolius Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010

Pineleaf Penstemon Penstemon pinifolius Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010


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166 Pink Pea PF

Pink Pea PF

Pink Pea PF 1227
167 Ponderosa pine bark smells like vanilla when it gets warm. :)

Ponderosa pine bark smells like vanilla when it gets warm. :)

Ponderosa pine bark smells like vanilla when it gets warm. :) 1153
168 Purple Pea Meteor Crater

Purple Pea Meteor Crater

Purple Pea Meteor Crater 1129
169 <strong>Rabbit Brush</strong> 

Petrified Forest National Park, AZ

Rabbit Brush Petrified Forest National Park, AZ

Rabbit Brush Petrified Forest National Park, AZ 1213
170 <strong>Rattlesnake Weed</strong>
<em>Euphorbia albomarginata</em> 
Boulder City, NV
August 21, 2010

This plant has very tiny flowers.

Rattlesnake Weed Euphorbia albomarginata Boulder City, NV August 21, 2010 This plant has very tiny flowers.

Rattlesnake Weed Euphorbia albomarginata Boulder City, NV August 21, 2010 This plant has very tiny flowers.


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171 <strong>Redroot Eriogonium</strong>
<em>Eriogonum racemosum</em>
Flagstaff, AZ
August 26, 2010

Redroot Eriogonium Eriogonum racemosum Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010

Redroot Eriogonium Eriogonum racemosum Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010


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172 <strong>Ribbon Four O'clock</strong>
<em>Mirabilis linearis</em>
Flagstaff, AZ
August 26, 2010

Ribbon Four O'clock Mirabilis linearis Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010

Ribbon Four O'clock Mirabilis linearis Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010


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173 <strong>Slender Gaillardia</strong>
<em>Gaillardia pinnatifida</em>

Slender Gaillardia Gaillardia pinnatifida

Slender Gaillardia Gaillardia pinnatifida


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174 <strong>Common Sunflower</strong>
<em>Helianthus annuus</em>
Kingman, AZ
August 23, 2010

Roadsides were painted gold with fields of these brilliant Sunflowers all over northern Arizona. Sunflowers produce oil-rich seeds that are a boon to songbirds.

Common Sunflower Helianthus annuus Kingman, AZ August 23, 2010 Roadsides were painted gold with fields of these brilliant Sunflowers all over northern Arizona. Sunflowers produce oil-rich seeds that are a boon to songbirds.

Common Sunflower Helianthus annuus Kingman, AZ August 23, 2010 Roadsides were painted gold with fields of these brilliant Sunflowers all over northern Arizona. Sunflowers produce oil-rich seeds that are a boon to songbirds.


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175 A Sunflower field in Flagstaff, AZ.

A Sunflower field in Flagstaff, AZ.

A Sunflower field in Flagstaff, AZ. 3546
176 <strong>Tail-leaf</strong>
<em>Pericome caudata</em>
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
August 25, 2010

Tail-leaf Pericome caudata Grand Canyon National Park, AZ August 25, 2010

Tail-leaf Pericome caudata Grand Canyon National Park, AZ August 25, 2010


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177 <strong>Wheeler's Thistle</strong>
<em>Cirsium wheeleri</em>
Flagstaff, AZ
August 26, 2010

Wheeler's Thistle Cirsium wheeleri Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010

Wheeler's Thistle Cirsium wheeleri Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010


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178 Another unknown yellow flower at Meteor Crater

Another unknown yellow flower at Meteor Crater

Another unknown yellow flower at Meteor Crater 1212
179 Unknown Yellow flower seen at Petrified Forest

Unknown Yellow flower seen at Petrified Forest

Unknown Yellow flower seen at Petrified Forest 1185
180 <strong>Western Yarrow</strong>
<em>Achillea millefolium var. occidentalis</em>
Flagstaff, AZ 
August 26, 2010

Western Yarrow Achillea millefolium var. occidentalis Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010

Western Yarrow Achillea millefolium var. occidentalis Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010


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181 White Astragalus

White Astragalus

White Astragalus 1266
182 <strong>White Prairie Clover</strong>
<em>Petalostemum occidentale</em>
Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
August 28, 2010

This plant was growing near the entrance of the park.

White Prairie Clover Petalostemum occidentale Petrified Forest National Park, AZ August 28, 2010 This plant was growing near the entrance of the park.

White Prairie Clover Petalostemum occidentale Petrified Forest National Park, AZ August 28, 2010 This plant was growing near the entrance of the park.


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183 <strong>Wild Chrysanthemum</strong>
<em>Bahia dissecta</em>
Flagstaff, AZ
August 27, 2010

Wild Chrysanthemum Bahia dissecta Flagstaff, AZ August 27, 2010

Wild Chrysanthemum Bahia dissecta Flagstaff, AZ August 27, 2010


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184 <strong>Winterfat</strong>
<em>Krascheninnikovia lanata</em> 
Meteor Crater, AZ
August 28, 2010

Winterfat Krascheninnikovia lanata Meteor Crater, AZ August 28, 2010

Winterfat Krascheninnikovia lanata Meteor Crater, AZ August 28, 2010


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185 Yellow Mustard 

Meteor Crater

Yellow Mustard Meteor Crater

Yellow Mustard Meteor Crater 1241
186 Unknown Yellow flower

Unknown Yellow flower

Unknown Yellow flower 1111
187 There was lots of Yucca growing near Las Vegas.

There was lots of Yucca growing near Las Vegas.

There was lots of Yucca growing near Las Vegas. 1179
188 Aspen "eyes" form where small branches break off of the tree trunk. I always enjoy seeing the beautiful white bark of aspen trees.

Aspen "eyes" form where small branches break off of the tree trunk. I always enjoy seeing the beautiful white bark of aspen trees.

Aspen "eyes" form where small branches break off of the tree trunk. I always enjoy seeing the beautiful white bark of aspen trees. 1329
189 <strong>Aspen Fleabane</strong>
<em>Erigeron macranthus</em>
Flagstaff, AZ
September 1, 2010

Aspen Fleabane Erigeron macranthus Flagstaff, AZ September 1, 2010

Aspen Fleabane Erigeron macranthus Flagstaff, AZ September 1, 2010


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190 I saw this Moth on the wall of a gas station in Arizona.

I saw this Moth on the wall of a gas station in Arizona.

I saw this Moth on the wall of a gas station in Arizona. 1288
191 These Aspen trees grow on the mountainside of the San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff.

These Aspen trees grow on the mountainside of the San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff.

These Aspen trees grow on the mountainside of the San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff. 1082
192 We took the chairlift to the summit of Mt. Agassiz, the second highest peak in Arizona. It seemed strange to be on a ski lift in the summer!

We took the chairlift to the summit of Mt. Agassiz, the second highest peak in Arizona. It seemed strange to be on a ski lift in the summer!

We took the chairlift to the summit of Mt. Agassiz, the second highest peak in Arizona. It seemed strange to be on a ski lift in the summer! 1116
193 On the way up the chairlift to the top of Mt. Agassiz

On the way up the chairlift to the top of Mt. Agassiz

On the way up the chairlift to the top of Mt. Agassiz 1043
194 This may look like black snow, but it is ashfall from an old volcanic cinder cone. It was a bit hard to walk on.

This may look like black snow, but it is ashfall from an old volcanic cinder cone. It was a bit hard to walk on.

This may look like black snow, but it is ashfall from an old volcanic cinder cone. It was a bit hard to walk on. 1030
195 Cinquefoil 
Flagstaff

Cinquefoil Flagstaff

Cinquefoil Flagstaff 1113
196 <strong>Clammyweed</strong>
<em>Polansia dodecandra</em>
Flagstaff, AZ
August 29, 2010

This little plant was growing on the crest of a small volcano cone called Old Caves Crater.

Clammyweed Polansia dodecandra Flagstaff, AZ August 29, 2010 This little plant was growing on the crest of a small volcano cone called Old Caves Crater.

Clammyweed Polansia dodecandra Flagstaff, AZ August 29, 2010 This little plant was growing on the crest of a small volcano cone called Old Caves Crater.


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197 <b>Wright's Deer Vetch</b>
<em>Lotus wrightii</em>

Wright's Deer Vetch Lotus wrightii

Wright's Deer Vetch Lotus wrightii 1081
198 We had looked for the <strong>Desert Big Horn Sheep</strong> along the highway near Hoover Dam to no avail. When I mentioned to the park ranger at Lake Powell that we hadn't seen any, she said to go to a small park in Boulder City a couple of miles awa...

We had looked for the Desert Big Horn Sheep along the highway near Hoover Dam to no avail. When I mentioned to the park ranger at Lake Powell that we hadn't seen any, she said to go to a small park in Boulder City a couple of miles awa...

We had looked for the Desert Big Horn Sheep along the highway near Hoover Dam to no avail. When I mentioned to the park ranger at Lake Powell that we hadn't seen any, she said to go to a small park in Boulder City a couple of miles away. Since it is a haven with fresh green grass, the sheep often come there to graze. Sure enough, we were thrilled to see a large herd of rams, ewes and older lambs. 1007
199 A Desert Bighorn Sheep ewe

A Desert Bighorn Sheep ewe

A Desert Bighorn Sheep ewe 850
200 Desert Bighorn sheep herd grazing in the park

Desert Bighorn sheep herd grazing in the park

Desert Bighorn sheep herd grazing in the park 883
201 Desert Bighorn Sheep rams have larger horns than the ewes.

Desert Bighorn Sheep rams have larger horns than the ewes.

Desert Bighorn Sheep rams have larger horns than the ewes. 851
202 This sign warns park visitors that Desert Bighorn sheep are wild animals and should not be approached.

This sign warns park visitors that Desert Bighorn sheep are wild animals and should not be approached.

This sign warns park visitors that Desert Bighorn sheep are wild animals and should not be approached. 873
203 The backside of the San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff burned in early June 2010, it will be decades before the mountain is blanketed in green again.

The backside of the San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff burned in early June 2010, it will be decades before the mountain is blanketed in green again.

The backside of the San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff burned in early June 2010, it will be decades before the mountain is blanketed in green again. 917
204 We had a nice view of Flagstaff from the Old Caves Crater. Several other cinder cones are visible in the distance.

We had a nice view of Flagstaff from the Old Caves Crater. Several other cinder cones are visible in the distance.

We had a nice view of Flagstaff from the Old Caves Crater. Several other cinder cones are visible in the distance. 878
205 Groundsel

Groundsel

Groundsel 911
206 Humphreys Peak, the highest point in Arizona, seen from Mt. Agassiz.

Humphreys Peak, the highest point in Arizona, seen from Mt. Agassiz.

Humphreys Peak, the highest point in Arizona, seen from Mt. Agassiz. 941
207 Jerome, Arizona is an old mining town perched on the side of a mountain. We drove through there on our way to visit a friend in Prescott. It was a very curvy, long route to get there, but much more interesting than driving on the interstate.

Jerome, Arizona is an old mining town perched on the side of a mountain. We drove through there on our way to visit a friend in Prescott. It was a very curvy, long route to get there, but much more interesting than driving on the interstate.

Jerome, Arizona is an old mining town perched on the side of a mountain. We drove through there on our way to visit a friend in Prescott. It was a very curvy, long route to get there, but much more interesting than driving on the interstate. 923
208 Kenny has a brother named Jerome. We sent him a postcard from the town, he enjoyed that! :)

Kenny has a brother named Jerome. We sent him a postcard from the town, he enjoyed that! :)

Kenny has a brother named Jerome. We sent him a postcard from the town, he enjoyed that! :) 924
209 Jerome is an unusual little town once inhabited by miners, it is now an artist colony.

Jerome is an unusual little town once inhabited by miners, it is now an artist colony.

Jerome is an unusual little town once inhabited by miners, it is now an artist colony. 979
210 We heard about the Lava Cave just outside of Flagstaff. It is unique in that area. It was formed by flowing lava that cooled around the edges. The cave goes back 3/4th mile.

We heard about the Lava Cave just outside of Flagstaff. It is unique in that area. It was formed by flowing lava that cooled around the edges. The cave goes back 3/4th mile.

We heard about the Lava Cave just outside of Flagstaff. It is unique in that area. It was formed by flowing lava that cooled around the edges. The cave goes back 3/4th mile. 931
211 The dirt road back to the Lava Cave was very rough in some areas. It was a challenge to get around this huge mud puddle!

The dirt road back to the Lava Cave was very rough in some areas. It was a challenge to get around this huge mud puddle!

The dirt road back to the Lava Cave was very rough in some areas. It was a challenge to get around this huge mud puddle! 1113
212 This is the end of the lava flow Sunset Crater National Monument. It was much like being in Hawaii (just with different plants!).

This is the end of the lava flow Sunset Crater National Monument. It was much like being in Hawaii (just with different plants!).

This is the end of the lava flow Sunset Crater National Monument. It was much like being in Hawaii (just with different plants!). 936
213 Kenny took this photo of me coming out of the Lava River Cave. We didn't go very far into the cave, we didn't have hard hats or bright enough lights. We might be crazy, but we're not stupid!

Kenny took this photo of me coming out of the Lava River Cave. We didn't go very far into the cave, we didn't have hard hats or bright enough lights. We might be crazy, but we're not stupid!

Kenny took this photo of me coming out of the Lava River Cave. We didn't go very far into the cave, we didn't have hard hats or bright enough lights. We might be crazy, but we're not stupid! 1145
214 <strong>Purple Locoweed</strong>
<em>Oxytropis lambertii</em>
Flagstaff, AZ
August 27, 2010

Purple Locoweed Oxytropis lambertii Flagstaff, AZ August 27, 2010

Purple Locoweed Oxytropis lambertii Flagstaff, AZ August 27, 2010


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215 This is the comparison scope that Clyde Thombaugh used at the Lowell Observatory to discover Pluto. The observatory is located on top of a large hill in Flagstaff. This instrument let astronomers look at two photos taken on  different nights and compar...

This is the comparison scope that Clyde Thombaugh used at the Lowell Observatory to discover Pluto. The observatory is located on top of a large hill in Flagstaff. This instrument let astronomers look at two photos taken on different nights and compar...

This is the comparison scope that Clyde Thombaugh used at the Lowell Observatory to discover Pluto. The observatory is located on top of a large hill in Flagstaff. This instrument let astronomers look at two photos taken on different nights and compare them. The stars didn't move, but Pluto did. 1101
216 This mural shows the sizes of 2 of the mirrors of the telescopes at the Lowell Observatory. The yellow one is the diameter of the main telescope. The large gray / blue circle is the size of the new Discovery Channel telescope that is due to be unveiled...

This mural shows the sizes of 2 of the mirrors of the telescopes at the Lowell Observatory. The yellow one is the diameter of the main telescope. The large gray / blue circle is the size of the new Discovery Channel telescope that is due to be unveiled...

This mural shows the sizes of 2 of the mirrors of the telescopes at the Lowell Observatory. The yellow one is the diameter of the main telescope. The large gray / blue circle is the size of the new Discovery Channel telescope that is due to be unveiled in 2011. At 14 feet in diameter, it will be a fabulous telescope! 925
217 The tiny black dot is 5/8th of an inch, this was the diameter of Galileo's telescope. Although it was small, he was able to see the 4 largest moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn.

The tiny black dot is 5/8th of an inch, this was the diameter of Galileo's telescope. Although it was small, he was able to see the 4 largest moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn.

The tiny black dot is 5/8th of an inch, this was the diameter of Galileo's telescope. Although it was small, he was able to see the 4 largest moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn. 882
218 The planet symbols grace the entrance gate at the Lowell Observatory.

The planet symbols grace the entrance gate at the Lowell Observatory.

The planet symbols grace the entrance gate at the Lowell Observatory. 1250
219 This is the little observatory at the Lowell Observatory where Pluto was discovered.

This is the little observatory at the Lowell Observatory where Pluto was discovered.

This is the little observatory at the Lowell Observatory where Pluto was discovered. 890
220 This is the Plutoscope at the Lowell Observatory, the telescope that Clyde Thombaugh used to discover Pluto.

This is the Plutoscope at the Lowell Observatory, the telescope that Clyde Thombaugh used to discover Pluto.

This is the Plutoscope at the Lowell Observatory, the telescope that Clyde Thombaugh used to discover Pluto. 914
221 Percival Lowell's crypt at the observatory. He died November 12, 1916. It cost $40,000 when it was built, an extraordinary amount at that time.

Percival Lowell's crypt at the observatory. He died November 12, 1916. It cost $40,000 when it was built, an extraordinary amount at that time.

Percival Lowell's crypt at the observatory. He died November 12, 1916. It cost $40,000 when it was built, an extraordinary amount at that time. 1650
222 <strong>King's Lupine</strong>
<em>Lupinus kingii</em>
Williams, AZ
August 23, 2010

King's Lupine Lupinus kingii Williams, AZ August 23, 2010

King's Lupine Lupinus kingii Williams, AZ August 23, 2010 957
223 The Bellagio fountains Las Vegas are spectacular as they dance to music. It is enchanting to see them at night. The water is "gray water" from the hotel's sinks and showers.

The Bellagio fountains Las Vegas are spectacular as they dance to music. It is enchanting to see them at night. The water is "gray water" from the hotel's sinks and showers.

The Bellagio fountains Las Vegas are spectacular as they dance to music. It is enchanting to see them at night. The water is "gray water" from the hotel's sinks and showers. 919
224 This spectacular diamond collar was on display in the DeBeers store in Las Vegas.

This spectacular diamond collar was on display in the DeBeers store in Las Vegas.

This spectacular diamond collar was on display in the DeBeers store in Las Vegas. 995
225 We stayed in the Paris hotel on the Strip our last night in Las Vegas. It was a spectacular hotel / casino that looked much like the streets of Paris on the inside. Unfortunately, Las Vegas has not caught up with the rest of the country as far as smoki...

We stayed in the Paris hotel on the Strip our last night in Las Vegas. It was a spectacular hotel / casino that looked much like the streets of Paris on the inside. Unfortunately, Las Vegas has not caught up with the rest of the country as far as smoki...

We stayed in the Paris hotel on the Strip our last night in Las Vegas. It was a spectacular hotel / casino that looked much like the streets of Paris on the inside. Unfortunately, Las Vegas has not caught up with the rest of the country as far as smoking is concerned, it was awful walking through the lobbies and casinos. 901
226 The Museum of Northern Arizona has a large collection of Zuni and Hopi Kachinas. I read a sign in the museum later that photography is prohibited! Oops!

The Museum of Northern Arizona has a large collection of Zuni and Hopi Kachinas. I read a sign in the museum later that photography is prohibited! Oops!

The Museum of Northern Arizona has a large collection of Zuni and Hopi Kachinas. I read a sign in the museum later that photography is prohibited! Oops! 1014
227 A large piece of Native American pottery at the Museum of Northern Arizona.

A large piece of Native American pottery at the Museum of Northern Arizona.

A large piece of Native American pottery at the Museum of Northern Arizona. 1026
228 These crazy false Eyelashes were seen in a store in Las Vegas.

These crazy false Eyelashes were seen in a store in Las Vegas.

These crazy false Eyelashes were seen in a store in Las Vegas. 1083
229 The Museum of Northern Arizona has an interesting collection of Native American artifacts and early geology of the area.

The Museum of Northern Arizona has an interesting collection of Native American artifacts and early geology of the area.

The Museum of Northern Arizona has an interesting collection of Native American artifacts and early geology of the area. 1221
230 <strong>Cinder Phacelia</strong> 
<em>Phacelia serrata</em>
Sunset Crater National Monument

Cinder Phacelia Phacelia serrata Sunset Crater National Monument

Cinder Phacelia Phacelia serrata Sunset Crater National Monument


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231 <strong>Two Leaf Scorpionweed</strong>
<em>Phacelia heterophylla</em> 
Flagstaff, AZ
August 27, 2010

Two Leaf Scorpionweed Phacelia heterophylla Flagstaff, AZ August 27, 2010

Two Leaf Scorpionweed Phacelia heterophylla Flagstaff, AZ August 27, 2010


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232 Popcorn Flower

Popcorn Flower

Popcorn Flower 1058
233 <strong>Queen's Crown</strong>
<em>Sedum rhodanthum</em>
Flagstaff, AZ
September 1, 2010

Queen's Crown Sedum rhodanthum Flagstaff, AZ September 1, 2010

Queen's Crown Sedum rhodanthum Flagstaff, AZ September 1, 2010


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234 The Lava Flow Trail Sunset Crater National Monument was like walking on a volcano in Hawaii.

The Lava Flow Trail Sunset Crater National Monument was like walking on a volcano in Hawaii.

The Lava Flow Trail Sunset Crater National Monument was like walking on a volcano in Hawaii. 1210
235 <strong>Slender-tube Skyrocket</strong>
<em>Ipomopsis tenuituba</em>
Sunset Crater National Monument

This plant is endemic to the national monument.

Slender-tube Skyrocket Ipomopsis tenuituba Sunset Crater National Monument This plant is endemic to the national monument.

Slender-tube Skyrocket Ipomopsis tenuituba Sunset Crater National Monument This plant is endemic to the national monument.


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236 <b>Slimleaf Bean</b>
<em>Phaseolus angustissimus</em>
Flagstaff, AZ 
August 26, 2010

Slimleaf Bean Phaseolus angustissimus Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010

Slimleaf Bean Phaseolus angustissimus Flagstaff, AZ August 26, 2010


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237 The sign at the ski resort said this is the highest toilet in AZ!

The sign at the ski resort said this is the highest toilet in AZ!

The sign at the ski resort said this is the highest toilet in AZ! 1225
238 <strong>Western Dayflower</strong>
<em>Commelina dianthifolia</em>
Flagstaff, AZ
August 29, 2010

I found this flower blooming along the Old Craters Cave trail.

Western Dayflower Commelina dianthifolia Flagstaff, AZ August 29, 2010 I found this flower blooming along the Old Craters Cave trail.

Western Dayflower Commelina dianthifolia Flagstaff, AZ August 29, 2010 I found this flower blooming along the Old Craters Cave trail.


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