Photo Review: Arizona Strip 2 of 2

The Arizona strip (the part of Arizona between the Grand Canyon and the Utah border) is a fascinating and dramatically beautiful place.  It takes a while to get there from anywhere with an airport and once you are there it would take months to explore the whole thing because most of the roads dead end at canyons or cliffs.  We enjoyed exploring these back roads and finding free camp sites that were some of the most scenic of our trip.  Almost all of these photos were taken within a short walk of where we set up our tent for the night.  Enjoy!

lizard at Marble Canyon overlook

lizard at Marble Canyon overlook

lizard with marble canyon in background

lizard with marble canyon in background

yucca with Saddle Mountain in background

yucca with Saddle Mountain in background

Marble Canyon from Bucks Farm Point

Marble Canyon from Bucks Farm Point

Marble Canyon

Marble Canyon

Sunrise near Bucks Farm Point

Sunrise near Bucks Farm Point

potsherd near Bucks Farm point

potsherd near Bucks Farm point

Eroded sandstone north of Paria Canyon

Eroded sandstone north of Paria Canyon

View towards Thousand Pocket Folds north of Paria Canyon

View towards Thousand Pocket Folds north of Paria Canyon

Lone Rock, Lake Powell

Lone Rock, Lake Powell

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4 responses to “Photo Review: Arizona Strip 2 of 2

  1. After nerding out for a few minutes, I think that the lizard you found is the Tree Lizard or the Ornate Tree Lizard. There are a few other species of a similar genus (Sceloporus) in Arizona too. Great pictures!

  2. Interesting Agave parryii Sharon. The flower stalk had to have been broken off, and then the new flowers and fruit developed from this low point. You don’t see this often in the wild, but more where the ‘gardeners’ prune things off.

  3. I love this … I don’t even have to ask and I get access to this wealth of knowledge from my family and friends! Feel free to nerd out anytime and identify the flora and fauna in my photos. I love it!

  4. Wonderful pictures!

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