Last year I did not drive out west because I was working on the online rockhounding classes. So this year I decided that I had to make the drive – all 6,285 miles of it.
Thanks to friend, Helen Riley, for flying out to Arizona to share the adventure, which included hiking the Grand Canyon and Sedona. I also visited the Petrified Forest and the Painted Desert.
First, a few Grand Canyon photos.
A couple of Painted Desert photos…..
I really enjoyed the Petrified Forest.
We went on eight different hikes in the Sedona area. They were all different, but all awesome.
On my way back east, I stopped in Albuquerque for a few days. Thanks to the Hannishs for their hospitality. When I left early one morning, I caught this sunrise glow as I drove over the mountains east of Albuquerque.