Look up to deep, endless sky. Look down for flowers and cacti struggling through harsh cracks in the dusty, caked dirt. Look out at towering plateaus of red rock, jutting defiantly into the horizon. Despite the climate, the southwest is anything but dry.
The region hides pockets of majesty, grandeur and brilliant contrast that feel otherworldly in a way I’ve rarely experienced. Wind whistles over silence, clouds move conspicuously, sunbeams pierce to the depths of quiet canyon floors and faded formations are far as the eye can see.
We hit the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Antelope Canyon, Coral Pink Sand Dunes and Zion National Park. The natural wonder and beauty of these places is remarkable and their protection is paramount. They are solace, sanctuary, freedom, perspective and clarity. Experiencing the boundless southwest was incredible. The trip was a solemn reminder not to take our natural wonders for granted and to make efforts for the environment every day. I hope you enjoy the small peek into our trip these photos provide. Happy Trails!
Wilderness is the preservation of the world.
-Henry David Thoreau
Heather has always been a shutterbug and caught the travel bug after a trip around Australia with her best friend several years ago. Since then she has taken every opportunity to explore the world and won’t be stopping anytime soon. You can see more of her adventures on Unsplash, Vsco, and Instagram as @thehmstravels.