Photos - Dinosaur & Other Places 2023

   

In mid-June 2023 I made my second visit to Dinosaur National Monument, accompanied by various family members. Since there are so many photos, they are on this separate page, while the written report appears here. Read about my 2014 trip here, and see the photos from that much longer journey here. Report non-working links here. The text version DOES include the usual extra large thumbnails, which open a full size picture when you click on them. There are virtually no duplicates below.

   
Getting There, Quarry and Cub Creek Road         Jones Hole Fishing, Sound of Silence Trail, and Utah Field House Museum

Flaming Gorge Reservoir         Upshaw's Southwest Adventures          Harpers Corner Road          Links to More Photos

    
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Getting There, Quarry and Cub Creek Road
 
This is Jack's very first time to
step outside of California
At the Zion Canyon Overlook Trail Dick and great grandson
Colton near the exit from Zion
   
Teri and two loves -grandson and sandstone The Upshaw's managed a quick side
trip to Bryce Canyon National Park
Everyone made it to the national monument
      
BACK: Dick, Hayley, Mikie, Jack, Brittany;
FRONT Teri, Colton and Johnny
Jack and Brittany on the quarry shuttle Display inside the quarry exhibit
   
A few of the approximately 1500 bones left in place after discovery in 1909
   
Jack is amazed and delighted
by a real apatosaurus skull
Johnny on the Fossil Discovery Trail The whole gang at the Split Mountain picnic area
   
Along the Cub Creek Road Hayley and Mikie at the lizard petroglyphs Somewhere in Zion
   
Mikie and Colton on the Petroglyph Trail There are a number of lizards in this photo Dick, Hayley, Mikie and Jack
at the Josie Morris Cabin
  
Jones Hole Fishing, Sound of Silence Trail, and Utah Field House Museum
      
Silliness on the Sound of Silence Trail Jack triumphantly climbs the side of the wash Fun in the ditch
   
Evening primrose This blooming bush appeared at
the place where we turned back 
These delightful flowers appeared throughout the monument
   
Dry grass seeds always intrigue me Wind and water created this
interesting niche in the rock
An old geezer we saw on the trail
   
Jack is famous for his lizard push-ups Ready to start the long hike to the fishing hole Even without fish, it was a place of great beauty
   
Both Upshaw's caught (and released) trout Who could resist a place with this name? Three Upshaw's at rest
   
Jack takes over photographer duties He caught me focused intently on my phone Inside the museum in 2014 (other interior photos)
      
Flaming Gorge Reservoir
      
Approaching Flaming Gorge Reservoir A graceful bridge over a branch of the lake Johnny on the bridge
   
Flaming Gorge Reservoir Jack and Colton carry the
paddle board to the lake
Colton and Hayley
   
The Notorious Upshaw Brothers Brittany and Colton Jack & Brittany coming in for a landing
   
Flowers and cliffs above the lake The ubiquitous daisy-likes Layered rock is common in the Colorado Plateau
   
   
  A Venal Utah sunset  
      
Upshaw's Southwest Adventures
   
Heading for the Old West The burros are always ready for a handout Things are getting tense
on the streets of Oatman
   
Colton & Jack with Double
Arch in the background
Turret Arch Johnny and Jack at Zion
   
The final stop - the Grand Canyon Upshaw Brothers at the Canyon Jack did his lizard pushups
all over the southwest
     
Harpers Corner Road
   
Teri and Mikie at a vista point Dick and Mikie enjoying a handy bench by the trail Range fence reinforced with a a wood pallet
    
Another unknown A delicate lavender colored lupine Easter daisy
    
Probably a columbine The canyons of the Green and Yampa Rivers Mikie and Hayley, back in California
    

 

All photos copyright 2014 - 2023 by Dick Estel, Johnny & Brittany Upshaw, and Teri Liddle. Permission granted for personal use only; commercial use prohibited.

    

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