In late October and early November Linda and I visited several canyons in Utah and Arizona, something we had talked about doing for several years. The trip finally happened and we saw Canyon de Chelly, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, Zion, and the Grand Canyon over a 2-1/2 week period. We were accompanied for part of the trip by cousin Bob and Wendy. As a geologist, he was able to explain much of what we were seeing, making the trip even more interesting.

It was great trip with spectacular sights that help one bring into perspective the scale of geologic time, and understand better how our environment came to be.

Click here to see some photos and descriptions of these stunning places.


Before sunrise at Hopi Point, South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park. Layers from 1.68 billion years ago up to 270 million years ago are visible.

© Tom Lebsack 2018