Thursday, March 24, 2011

SWF....Keep the skies clean over Bryce Canyon National Park

My Skywatch Friday  post are shots from my archives of my various trips to Bryce Canyon National Park. It is one of my favorite parks, the trails are amazing to walk among the hoodoos. The scenery and sky over the Bryce Canyon is just gorgeous. This is also my plea to help put a stop to the Alton coal mining just 10 miles from Bryce Canyon National Park. Here is a link to send a letter to the governor of Utah protesting the Alton strip mine.









Various articles on the Alton coal mining  NRDC and Robert Redford  and OnEarth.org.  Alton is located 10 miles from  Bryce Canyon National Park and Bryce is just 50 miles from Zion National Park.  I read that just Bryce Canyon National Park attracts over 1 million tourist a year. I for one would not like to see coal mining trucks, dirty air pollution and the natural beauty of the beautiful red rocks destroyed on the way to the national parks that I love.

Please visit Skywatch Friday to see beautiful skies from around the world. Thanks to the hosting group of  Sylvia, Wren, Sandy, Klaus and Fishing Guy.  Thanks for stopping by to view my skies and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

24 comments:

  1. Bryce Canyon National Park is really beautiful.

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  2. These are all beautiful skies over Bryce, and I'd like to see them stay that way. I've already sent a letter to the Gov.

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  3. Oh, Bryce Canyon and Zion are two of my favorite parks, too, and I'm heartsick to hear of the strip mining! I will certainly do what I can to add my protests!! Thanks for the information Eileen! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  4. Such a very beautiful park. Thanks for sharing the link Eileen. ^_^
    SWF

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  5. Oh, that beautiful Bryce Canyon! I love the first shot.

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  6. Fantastic shots of an amazing part of the world. I have a friend who lives in Utah but I've never made it for a visit. I hope to one day.

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  7. Terrific views of the canyon. First one is real beauty.

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  8. A great place!
    What all can I see in this one single life time.
    I like your pictures.

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  9. One of the must see in this country. I would love to visit it someday. Your captures are really nice.

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  10. Great shots of that wonderful place!

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  11. Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon river, Canada.

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  12. You did a marvelous job on your photos. Makes feel like I have been there on a tour. Nicely done.

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  13. brings back memories. I visited the park for a few hours about 15 years ago. Too much to see in that short time. I´d like to go back there.

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  14. Che belle immagini !!!!
    Luoghi meravigliosi.
    Amerei molto poterli visitare :))
    Buona giornata.
    Myriam

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  15. What a beautiful place! Wish I can visit there someday. Great photos.

    Have a great weekend.

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  16. These photos are so amazing Eileen. No wonder you enjoy the trails in Bryce Canyon - it looks like a spectacular place to hike.

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  17. We went to Bryce and Zion years before we had a digital. Somewhere I have my photo albums stored (they're at my daughter's house, I really know where they are)....but they're not at hand. I'm so glad you shared some of your old photos since I can't look at mine right now and am thinking about the wonderful times we spent there.

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  18. You always have such brilliant photos.
    Thanks for visiting http://mymuskoka.blogspot.com/2011/03/olivers-antics.html

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  19. Such a beautiful place and your pictures are awesome! I can't believe that I live so close to this place and I haven't been yet.

    Have a fabulous day!
    Debbie's Travels

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  20. What a landscape-the rock formations are unbbelivable

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  21. Hallo Eileen.
    Wirklich sehr schöne Bilder vom Bryce C.
    Viele liebe Grüße aus Deutschland.
    Torsten

    PS. Danke für deinen Besuch auf meinem Blog.
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