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White Pocket- Part Three- Black and White

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Unusual rock formations produced through millions of years of erosion form the landscape at White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

 

 

 

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White Pocket-Part Two

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Unusual rock formations produced through millions of years of erosion form the landscape at White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


White Pocket Is Simply Amazing. First Of 3 Posts.

I’ve been out there 4 or 5 times but the light approaching sunset was almost-perfect this time.  White Pocket is an area in Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Northern Arizona. It’s a difficult drive on sandy roads to get there, but well worth the struggle.  One vehicle that only had 2-wheel drive got stuck in the sand and was only rescued when a Jeep Wrangler with a winch showed up and saved this couple a large towing bill.

 

Unusual rock formations produced through millions of years of erosion form the landscape at White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Two Mesas

A few shots from in and around Gooseberry and Hurricane Mesas.

 

 

 

 


From The Ridiculous To The …….

Zion National Parks’s Kolob Terrace area has some peculiar sandstone rock formations.  The next post will show the sublime………

Zion Kolob Terrace

 

Zion Kolob Terrace

 

Zion Kolob Terrace

 

Zion Kolob Terrace

 

Zion Kolob Terrace

 

Zion Kolob Terrace

 

Zion Kolob Terrace

 

Zion Kolob Terrace


Thunderstorms strike Gooseberry Mesa Area

Monsoonal thunderstorms visited the Gooseberry Mesa area near Zion National Park, Utah. The play with sunlight and landscape produced some dramatic scenes.  These images and more are available for purchase as prints or downloadable files at  Latest Images at Dawn 2 Dawn Photography

 

 

 

 

 


A Small Slice Of Lake Powell

Lake Powell has more shoreline than the United States’  entire Pacific Ocean Coastline. Approximately 2,200 miles of it. Pictured here are only a few miles of it but it’s pretty cool.  The lake’s water level changes throughout the year as its primary source, the Colorado River, provides more water via snow melt in the Rockies.

 

Navajo Mountain and Lake Powell stand out in the desert landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah

 

Eroded sandstone is the predominate feature along Lake Powell in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah

 

 

 

 

 


Bryce Is Twyce As Nyce In The Winter

With a foot or two of fresh snow, Bryce Canyon National Park was a required venture.  The hoodoos never looked better. The weather forecast called for a high of 20 degrees(F) with a windchill of minus 22, so I quickly took care of business.

 

Fresh snow blankets Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

 

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Fresh snow blankets Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

 

Fresh snow blankets Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

 

Fresh snow blankets Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

 

Bryce Canyon Winter

 

 

Fresh snow blankets Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

 

Fresh snow blankets Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

 

bryce-winter_8485Someone wrote in the snow, a love note that I believe is in Japanese. There were a lot of Japanese tourists around.

Bryce Canyon Winter

 

Fresh snow blankets Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

 

 


The Peculiar South Coyote Buttes

Located within Vermilion Cliffs National Monument on the Utah/ Arizona border, this landscape is one of a kind.  Sandstone anomalies produced through millions of years of erosion has given this place its look. And its not easy to get to especially on a cold, windy day.

 

Unusually shaped and colored rock formations make up the landscape at South Coyote Buttes at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

Unusually shaped and colored rock formations make up the landscape at South Coyote Buttes at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

s-coyote-buttes_7004The road was difficult.

 

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Unusually shaped and colored rock formations make up the landscape at South Coyote Buttes at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

Unusually shaped and colored rock formations make up the landscape at South Coyote Buttes at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

Unusually shaped and colored rock formations make up the landscape at South Coyote Buttes at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

Unusually shaped and colored rock formations make up the landscape at South Coyote Buttes at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

Unusually shaped and colored rock formations make up the landscape at South Coyote Buttes at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

Unusually shaped and colored rock formations make up the landscape at South Coyote Buttes at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

 


Utah’s Highway 12

State Route 12 is another scenic highway in Southern Utah. It is listed as one of Utah’s Scenic Byways.  It starts near Capitol Reef National Park, ascends the Dixie National Forest to an elevation nearing 10,000 feet, and ends near Bryce Canyon National Park. Here’s just a few images I took when I traveled Highway 12 a few weeks ago.

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah's rural Highway 12.

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah’s rural Highway 12 along Calf Creek.

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah's rural Highway 12.

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah's rural Highway 12.

 

Aspen trees along Utah's Highway 12 in the Dixie National Forest near Boulder Mountain.

Aspen trees along Utah’s Highway 12 in the Dixie National Forest near Boulder Mountain.

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah's rural Highway 12.

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah's rural Highway 12.

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations are seen along Utah's rural Highway 12.

 

The sun sets amongst a brush fire in rural Utah.

The sun sets amongst a smoldering brush fire in rural Utah.

 

The sun sets at the Needles District at Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Near Bryce Canyon National Park.