Bit more time in Canyonlands and then back to the backroads. South and east. Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas. Piñons and junipers, cactus and sage. Ruin sites and petroglyphs. Desert running, big-sky walking, beveled horizon lines and distances without end.
Needles District, Canyonlands NP
Spider Rock, Canyon de Chelley
White House, Canyon de Chelley
El Morro and El Malpais National Monuments
Solo canoe trip through Labyrinth and Stillwater Canyons. Late September. 100 miles down the Green River to confluence with the Colorado. Canyonlands, Utah. Intermittent stretches of silence and solitude, amazing side hikes, beach camps, sunshine and flowers in bloom. Feels good to be back in the desert.
Inside Upheaval Dome
River Still Life. Please share sketches, paintings, inspired raps or interpretive dance.
Almost stepped on pink rattlesnake while approaching slot canyon below.
Searing hike across surreal terrain to confluence overlook. Worth the effort.