Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Winter at Red Rock Canyon

I've posted photos from Red Rock Canyon before, but it's a perfect place to go for a hike in the winter so here are some more. I love the folds in the huge rocks.
This trail winds between a large outcropping and some trees.
The size of this rock doesn't come across in the photo, but look at the trees near its base.
Here are more rocks folded up by the incredible forces at play in the past.
I love the colors - the park is loaded with brilliant oranges, greens, and blues year-round.
It's right next to the city but you feel like you're in the wilderness.
I know it's a long post but there's so much beauty here.
This hike was actually last February, almost a year ago, but I never got round to posting the photos. So here they are for Scenic Weekends and Orange Friday. And this won't be my last post from Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

21 comments:

  1. Oh, what a beautiful place to hike -- and take photos!! These are really terrific, Al!! Hope you have a great weekend! Give Socks a pat from Sam and I!

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  2. Hi Al...So different then what it looks like here with the color of the rock,and the formation is amazing!! Wonderful looking area to hike!! Hope there aren't snakes eeeks
    Grace

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  3. Stunning, breathtaking pictures of Red Rock Canyon and this blue sky, Al! What a beautiful place!

    PS: Thank you for your comment on Maned Wolf. I think you had difficulties to took photos of mama bear with her two cubs and a mountain lion because they are wild and ferocious animals, I guess... The Maned Wolf is very shy and timid and he fears the humans.

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  4. wish we lived near there! these shots make me want to go hiking...enjoy your day!

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  5. Magnificent and majestic photography ~ Great colors!

    (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  6. Nice sequence of shots♫ Here's my Orange effort: http://lmkazmierczak.blogspot.com/2013/01/jeep.html

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  7. Es un lugar increíble amigo Al,supongo que mejor visitarlo en invierno, porque supongo que ahí la temperatura sera muy alta.Feliz fin de semana.Bikiños

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  8. what a great trip! have a nice weekend :)

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  9. Fantastic shots of the place. The landscape is very different.

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  10. The rock colour and formation is spectacular! Wonderful, interesting series of scenic photos!

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  11. The immense force that created this beautiful place is quite mind blowing. Lovely photos.

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  12. It is a beautiful place, I would like to hike there too.

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  13. What an interesting place, no wonder you love to hike there!

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  14. We have red rocks here to Al, but yours look a little bit more picturesque :-)
    Never and I mean NEVER visit The Red Rock Cafe at Dawlish in South Devon... :-) Thanks for such stunning photo's..... a master !
    x x x

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  15. I like the first one. Best regards from Italy
    Erika

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  16. The different rock formations are just fascinating. It is hard to imagine that a city is just nearby.

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  17. Great shots. Visiting late for OYGIF. Hope you'd find time to visit my entry.

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  18. Oh wow - how lovely! Wonderful rich red and blue skies.

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  19. I sure hope it isn't your last post from this beautiful place, because I could never get tired of it. Those huge rocks and seeing what the wind can do over the years -- it's a perfect place to hike and meditate. And its beautiful there -- the red against that Colorado sky! Perfect.

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  20. WOW! I love that kind of landscapes / soils / lands...
    I wish I was there.

    · hugs Al.to.Al

    · CR · & · LMA ·


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