Friday, June 15, 2007

Gone to the Canyonlands

I'm leaving in the morning to take a group of students to the Canyonlands region of Arizona and Utah. I'll be back in about 10 days.


TenaciousK said...

Hey, keep your eye open and you might catch a glimpse of the legendary puck-slapping maple-sucker. I understand there've been some sightings, which is sort of surprising, given the lack of sugar maples at Canyonlands.

Have a nice trip, Arch. I'll be down south a couple of days next week, though not so far south as all that.

It sure is beautiful down there.

Archaeopteryx said...

I don't think we get much farther north than Zion. Will you be close by? Depending on where and when, I might be able to sneak away for an evening.

TenaciousK said...

I got sort of optimistic when I fired up the old routing software to figure distance (a mere 152 miles). I got somewhat less optimistic, however, when I discovered that it routed me on forest roads for much of the way, because I'm going to be out in the boonies. If you look here, I'll be up on Aquarius plateau, not too far from here, while you're way down at Zion, 150ish miles, as the SUV gallops.

I'll think about you, though. I wish I could break away. I'll be there on Thurs. and Friday.

I hope you enjoy the trip, Arch. At the very least, if you've not been here before, you should gain some appreciation for the phrase, "but its a dry heat."

Archaeopteryx said...

Too bad--I'll look over in that general direction while I'm at Zion.

I did my dissertation in New Mexico, so I'm familiar with the dryness of the heat. Also dryness of the cold.

catnapping said...

Is that bird days or cat days...

I will miss you. Maybe I should work on an Orn Porn illustration for your welcome home.