Route 89 Loop

We headed out for a road trip through a bit of southern Utah and northern Arizona along Route 89 and 89A. Route 89 and its alternate routing meet in Utah in the town of Kanab and in Arizona near the town of Page. There are quite a few interesting sights to see along the way, plenty more than can be visited in a day! Though, having a knee injury means many of the sights were unfortunately off the table for this trip.

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Sharp-Shinned Hawk

We’ve been hoping to find a Sharp-Shinned Hawk for awhile now. Recently, we’ve seen a good number of the very similar Cooper’s Hawk. There’s been a few that we thought might have been “sharpies” but they weren’t. We were pretty lucky today as this bird flew right past us and into a nearby tree. It stayed there as we walked closer and remained until we found a good clear vantage point. We were a bit surprised at how small it was! Seeing it in real life and reading about it are two very different things!

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Fall 2020

The earliest signs of fall began in late September when just a few leaves were starting to change color. Now, almost two months later, the majority of the trees are bare with just a few that have just begun changing colors. Normally, we would likely have traveled to various parks nearby and beyond for foliage season. But not so this year with COVID-19 raging. Hopefully, 2021?

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