Gig Harbor is located on a small inlet near the southwestern portion of the Puget Sound. We have previously visited the Seattle area on the eastern side of the sound but this was our first time on the west side in what’s known as the Olympic peninsula. This is a huge tract of land bounded by the Pacific Ocean on the west, the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the north and the Puget Sound on the east.
This Utah state park (pics) is located between Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. It sits on a mesa that is on top of a narrow peninsula, 2000 feet above a gooseneck in the Colorado River. Millions of years of erosion have resulted in immense vertical cliffs and spectacular vistas.