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Magic Views: Camping on BLM land in the Sonoran Desert

11th June 2014

The pictures I’m posting today are actually what inspired me to start blogging again in the first place. I feel like I’m always doing things and going places and taking pictures of everything, but for the longest time I didn’t have anywhere to post them. Finally, after David and I’s “Campsgiving” — a full-blown grill out in the middle of the Sonoran Desert, in lieu of a traditional Thanksgiving meal — I decided it was high time I jumped back on the blogging bandwagon.

David and I have spent several Thanksgivings on BLM land, now, and this past year’s was probably our most successful little outing. Though, I’m pretty sure we encountered a bobcat growling and hiding in some distant shrubbery that sent both of us into a serious fit of panic. They say that you’re not supposed to run when you encounter certain wildlife, but my first instinct — after hearing that growl for the second time — was to kick it into high gear and run as fast as I good. At least it was invigorating?

Anyway, we watched the sun set that day, after our big fancy campfire meal, and then packed it all back into the car and drove the several hours back to a more populated area. Enjoy the pictures!

thanksgiving desert camping

thanksgiving desert camping

thanksgiving desert camping

thanksgiving desert camping

thanksgiving desert camping

thanksgiving desert camping

thanksgiving desert camping

campsgiving

campsgiving

all that space to ourselves!

campsgiving

we essentially prepared everything beforehand. I opted for some salmon, David opted for ahi tuna.

campsgiving

we also made carrots and rolls from scratch, which we cooked in the cast iron dutch oven.

desert campfire

i made the potato salad before we left.

desert campfire

complete! looks pretty darn good if you ask me.

desert campfire

desert campfire

sonoran desert

ohhhh, how pretty the sonoran desert views are.

sonoran desert

<3 BLM land.

sonoran desert

a hazy sunset.

sonoran desert

sonoran desert

found this in the dirt… no idea what it is. Some kind of worm shell?

arizona BLM land

handsome guy alert

campsgiving

arizona BLM land

the dusty sun sets don’t get much prettier…

arizona BLM land

arizona sunset

setting, setting, setting

flipping off the sunset

flipping off the sunset. David is a peculiar one.

arizona sunset

sigh

arizona sunset

and goodnight.

XO,

Wendy

Horse Shoe Bend, Colorado River and More

18th May 2014

OK — one final installation from our trip up to Page, Arizona. I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t found much time to edit photographs. I finally got through the rest of the photographs from that trip, though, and I wanted to share them here. Enjoy! :)

DSC_0321It’s hard to do Horse Shoe Bend justice in a single picture, but it’s a pretty magnificent sight. Clearly, it gets its name from the horseshoe like shape created by the Colorado River.

DSC_0330To view Horse Shoe Bend, you need to climb up a steep-ish cliff (part of which is covered in super fine desert sand — that is a workout!) and then you can peer over and down. There were all sorts of cool rock formations all around the area, including the above.

DSC_0311I’ll never get sick of cacti. :)

One of our nights in Page, David and I decided to go to a scenic overlook to watch the sunset. We had lots of time to pass, and we were the only ones there, so we really took it upon ourselves to run around and explore. We found sweet flowers, collected pretty rocks, and took a photograph with the Colorado River stretching out and melting into the desert behind us.

DSC_0399Pretty desert flower peeking through the rocky earth.

DSC_0408Does anyone know what kind of rock this is?

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XO!

Wendy