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Special thanks to the Cabillo National Monument Foundation for their continued support of the park and for donating this annual pass in celebration of National Parks Week! #CabrilloNationalMonument#FindYourPark#NationalParksWeek
Brunch from my own private balcony, high above Yosemite Valley. After sleeping all of about 5 hours over a crazy 48 hour trip to Yosemite, including driving straight from LA and hitting the trail at midnight, this spot was exactly what I needed to recharge and power up for the return hike back down. --------------------------------------------
I can't even begin to describe last month's Southern Utah getaway during National Parks Week. After countless trips of driving straight through from Cache Valley to Arizona and elsewhere throughout the years, I was so grateful to finally have the time to explore the beauty that makes up a major part of my home state.
From Bryce to Zion and a few places in between, there were so many awe inspiring and captivating moments. Yet, out of all of them, I felt this was one of the most amazing and beautiful acts of nature we came across, all while wandering barefoot with a soccer ball through the soft coral pink sand dunes as various atv's buzzed along in the distance.
We noticed that the reeds of grass that survive in this unforgiving terrain create almost completely perfect circles and spirals in places as the wind blows them around. It's like Mother Nature's hand at a most expansive, yet so subtle and fragile zen garden. Every step we took shifted and changed the landscape, making us very mindful of our path through it..Such a meditative and humbling experience.
I very much want to revisit and photograph this place more extensively before it all disappears into the dust of tire tracks.