I was especially looking forward to our time in this desert, and pleased that Nashat had arranged for us to stay two nights. I woke up very early and refreshed this morning, and went out into the desert with my camera in time to take sunrise photos. It was not an original thought, and several other […]Read More Wadi Rum
We left Amman today and headed south. In no time we had left the greener hills of the north and saw instead wide, flat vistas of dry desert rock. It looked as though the land was farmed, because a lot of it was plowed. We couldn’t see anything growing, however, and Nashat wasn’t sure what […]Read More More castles, a miracle, and Petra at night
One of Tara’s summer classes this term was geology field camp. Oregon State University has a great geology program, and Tara has field trips as part of a class multiple times a year. But field camp is when the entire class is on location. This latest class was 5 weeks out in the desert of […]Read More Rendezvous in Bend
Not one of them saw a return on their investment except Johnson, who got a mad storyteller and a desert guide out of the bargain.Read More Dante’s View and Scotty’s Castle
Thursday morning we packed up and left the beautiful little Hamburger Rock campsite. We stopped a few times on the way so that I could snap a last couple of photos of North and South Six-Shooter Peaks, on our way back to the highway. We headed back toward Moab to replenish supplies of dry ice […]Read More Arches!
Let me dispel the myths: you can still cross the dam for free!Read More Hoover Dam and Arizona rain