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- Moab is a city on the southern edge of Grand County in southeastern Utah in the western United States, known for its dramatic scenery. The population was 5,046 at the 2010 census, and in 2018 the population was estimated to be 5,322. It is the county seat and largest city in Grand County. Moab attracts many tourists annually, mostly visitors to the nearby Arches and Canyonlands national parks.
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- Petra, originally known to its inhabitants as Raqmu, is a historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan. Petra lies around Jabal Al-Madbah in a basin surrounded by mountains which form the eastern flank of the Arabah valley that runs from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba.
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Tre Cime di Lavaredo
- The Tre Cime di Lavaredo, also called the Drei Zinnen, are three distinctive battlement-like peaks, in the Sexten Dolomites of northeastern Italy. They are probably one of the best-known mountain groups in the Alps. The three peaks, from east to west, are: Cima Piccola / Kleine Zinne Cima Grande / Große Zinne Cima Ovest / Westliche Zinne.
- The Blue Mountains are a mountainous region and a mountain range located in New South Wales, Australia. The region borders on Sydney's metropolitan area, its foothills starting about 50 kilometres west of centre of the state capital, close to Penrith on the outskirts of Greater Sydney region.
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It was during the monsoon season and I was always discouraged about how poorly the pictures of the canyons turned out because of the rain and foggy atmosphere. At some point, on the second day of our trip, the sun briefly came out of the haze and I could finally see the magic details of these magnificent canyons.
While hiking Mt. Ryan in Joshua Tree National Park we saw a curious group of figures in the distance. Looking closer, we were able to see a group of people taking turns walking a tight rope between a mountain slope and a huge boulder. It wasn’t until I looked at this photo on my computer that I realized there were so many people present.
We only had time for a quick detour into Death Valley National Park on our way home from the Eastern Sierras. After spending most of our trip under overcast skies and in freezing temperatures, DVNP was a shock to our systems. Even under the brightest sun, this place is all about layers and textures and color. I look forward to seeing it again.