On my way to the National Parks to the north, I decided to take the scenic route around Lake Tahoe.
I raced out to Mono Lake after work to set up to try to capture the Camelopardalid meteor shower. While the meteor shower didn’t quite live up to the more optimistic projections, I was treated to a lovely sunrise, and as I headed north, I saw a hot air balloon practicing in a nearby field.
After gathering with some friends for a belated birthday dinner, I spent some time doing long exposures at Long Beach Harbor.
I spent the better part of a day driving through Petrified Forest National Park. It so much more than some tree fossils! Blue Mesa, Painted Desert, pueblos, petroglyphs… it is a gem of our National Park system.
I passed through the lovely Tonto National Forest on the way to Petrified Forest National Park
Sought some guidance from the wild energies of Sedona, Arizona
I arrived after they closed the gates, so I only got to see Tuzigoot National Monument from a distance
Although I didn’t find any of the pueblos in Agua Fria National Monument, it was still a great trip down some primitive roads.