Southwest Canyonlands and New Orleans

Before I set off on my North Atlantic trip last year, I entered some prints and digital images in the Australian Photographic Society Interstate Competition.  To my great surprise, when I returned I found I had been awarded overall best image and won a Photographic trip for two to New York, sponsored by UDesign Photo Tours.  I swapped that (with some adjustment) for Southwest Canyonlands and went on the trip with my partner Jools (or Julie).  This is the image that won me the trip:

Michael Hardy at Canberra Blues Society Xmas Party, 2011

Here is the itinerary, with links to completed posts:

19 October Fly from Canberra to Las Vegas, Nevada.

20 October Helicopter ride over Hoover Dam, Colorado River and Grand Canyon West.  Back to Las Vegas.  Neon Graveyard Museum at night.

21 October Zion National Park (staying at Springdale, Utah).

22 October Zion National Park

23 October Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park (staying at Tropic, Utah).

24 October Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park (staying in Torrey, Utah or Hanksville, Utah).

25 October Factory Butte to Arches National Park (staying in Moab, Utah).

26 October Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park.

27 October From Moab via Newspaper Rock petroglyph site to Monument Valley (staying in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park).

28 October Monument Valley to Page Arizona.

29 October Antelope Canyon to Grand Canyon.  (Jools leaves for a conference in Orlando, Florida)

30 to 31 October South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

1 November Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff Arizona.  I pick up rental car from airport and drive to Phoenix Arizona via Sedona.

2 November Fly Phoenix Arizona to New Orleans (and meet up with Jools at the airport) 2 November to 12 November New Orleans

12 November Return flight to Canberra, arriving 14 November due to time zone curiosities.

Canyonlands Map

Here is the Canyonlands route, from Las Vegas to Phoenix (click for larger size)

. According to my usual method,  I made some temporary posts during the trip, essentially images only.