Tall Tales From The Field

Surreal Yellow Rock

Yellow Rock at The Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument in Southern Utah is yellow but also red, magenta, gold, orange, lime,  blue, purple, rust, maroon,  amber, tangerine, pink, scarlet, black, azure, brass, bronze, rose, brown, plum, sepia, mustard, sapphire, turquoise, peach, myrtle and even zucchini!

Yellow Rock is difficult to find and very difficult to hike up to. It’s the best thing Bill Clinton ever accomplished as president, designating the almost 2 million acres  of the Grand Staircase as protected under the Antiquities Act in 1996. President Obama, before he leaves office,  should do the same with the Greater Canyonlands area near Moab, Utah.

These images(Shot 1 week ago) and others can be purchased as prints at What’s New At Dawn2dawn Photography

 

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Thanks Bill

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You have to climb up a steep and rugged trail from the Cottonwood Canyon floor below to get to Yellow Rock.

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Maybe Zorro was here?

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An artist’s palette.

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Looks like a lemon meringue pie?

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Goblin Valley

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Grand Staircase Sunset

Grand Staircase Full Moon

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9 responses

  1. Beautiful!

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    November 14, 2014 at 9:45 AM

  2. These are really spectacular!

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    November 14, 2014 at 9:56 AM

  3. Amy

    What a grand tour of this majestic monument! Stunning shots!

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    November 14, 2014 at 10:25 AM

  4. Looks like it was well worth the hike! Thanks for making the journey, capturing it, and sharing it with the rest of us who wish we’d been there!

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    November 14, 2014 at 1:34 PM

  5. Amazing textures, great collection!

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    November 14, 2014 at 4:02 PM

  6. Incredibly beautiful!

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    November 14, 2014 at 9:44 PM

  7. Those colors are incredible!

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    November 15, 2014 at 12:06 AM

  8. What amazing colors and rock formations, can’t imagine the feeling to hike there.

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    November 15, 2014 at 1:17 AM

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