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Kanarraville Second Falls by mikewheels
Kanarraville Second Falls
After making this trip a few years ago my friend and I wanted to revisit it.  It has been almost eight years since our last trip and cannot believe how the word has spread about this area.  Last trip we were the only people in the canyon for almost five hours.  This trip the canyon was packed, a parking lot has been built (with a fee).  With the addition of so many people it was hard to get a great shot even though we started out at 8:00 AM.  It was great to see people getting out to hike the canyon but missed the solitude we had last time.

This is the second set of falls in the slot canyon.  Most people stop here but a few brave souls can scramble up this ladder to the slides.  We saw some ill prepared people try to climb including one lady who flipped off the ladder and was stuck in the falls!

Kanarraville Canyon, UT
Nikon 18-105MM
Nikon d300
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Kanerraville First Falls by mikewheels
Kanerraville First Falls
After making this trip a few years ago my friend and I wanted to revisit it.  It has been almost eight years since our last trip and cannot believe how the word has spread about this area.  Last trip we were the only people in the canyon for almost five hours.  This trip the canyon was packed, a parking lot has been built (with a fee).  With the addition of so many people it was hard to get a great shot even though we started out at 8:00 AM.  It was great to see people getting out to hike the canyon but missed the solitude we had last time.

Kanarraville Canyon, UT
Nikon 18-105MM
Nikon d300
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Survivor by mikewheels
Survivor
It is amazing that in the vast sand dunes of Death Valley National Park that anything can grow.  I am not sure what type of bushes these are but they must be very hardy to endure the lack of precipitation and constant winds in this area.  The Mesquite Sand Dunes are an out of this world experience to visit and I can't wait to see them again. 

nikon d300s
18-105mm
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Salt Polygons by mikewheels
Salt Polygons
The salt polygons in Death Valley National Park were one of the photos my friend and I really wanted to find.  While we did not find the best looking ones we tried to make due.  Now that we have a little more knowledge on when and where to go; we hope to have better luck next time!

Nikon d300
Sigma 10-20mm
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Sand Toes by mikewheels
Sand Toes
There are so many unique formations within the walls of Cathedral Gorge State park it is hard to capture them all in a weekend!  This small state park in Nevada is overlooked many times but those who travel out of their way to visit will not forget it any time soon!

nikon d90
sigma 10-20mm
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Muskeg Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012   Photographer
Beautiful gallery, Mike!
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mikewheels Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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JustBrandy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
i could favorite your entire gallery!
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mikewheels Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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JustBrandy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
im down to show you around. honestly though, anything can make a great shot, it dosent really matter where you go :nod:.
i do know some awesome places though
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mikewheels Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
cool I would enjoy a photographer's tour!
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Line-of-Birds Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
His work is awesome isn't it? Mike just moved to Anchorage, and wants to know where to go shoot landscapes.
Mike, if you read this, Brandy is my daughter, lives in Anchorage, and knows the area well too. : )
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Line-of-Birds Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful gallery :gallery:
Now, go back to Utah, before you snap up all the good pictures here too! >:\
(I kid!)
Welcome to Alaska and welcome to :iconalaskaaurora:!!! I live in the Mat-Su Valley and love to go out shooting with like minded shutterbugs. I don't get into A-town very often at all though, so if you're ever headed out this way, give a yell and maybe we can have coffee.
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mikewheels Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I would love to pick the brain for some good locations to shoot landscapes! I just moved up here for another job and am looking for a close place to get my feet wet in Alaska photography!
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