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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Paw Hole

Paw Hole is an area at South Coyote Buttes that is part of Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona. Its unusual sandstone rock formations are a photographer’s playland.

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations make up the landscape at South Coyote Buttes at The Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations make up the landscape at South Coyote Buttes at The Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations make up the landscape at South Coyote Buttes at The Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations make up the landscape at South Coyote Buttes at The Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations make up the landscape at South Coyote Buttes at The Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations make up the landscape at South Coyote Buttes at The Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations make up the landscape at South Coyote Buttes at The Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations make up the landscape at South Coyote Buttes at The Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations make up the landscape at South Coyote Buttes at The Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

Unusual sandstone rock formations make up the landscape at South Coyote Buttes at The Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 


Balancing Act

These rocks defy modern day physics. I couldn’t believe that these rocks at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Northern Arizona stay upright. But I figured I better help!

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Some More Surreal Clay Bed Images

The location for these clay beds is very close to my formerly somewhat secret spot of colorful clay beds.

 

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The colorful clay beds are exposed at Coyote Buttes at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

The colorful clay beds are exposed at Coyote Buttes at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

The colorful clay beds are exposed at Coyote Buttes at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

The colorful clay beds are exposed at Coyote Buttes at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

The colorful clay beds are exposed at Coyote Buttes at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

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The colorful clay beds are exposed at Coyote Buttes at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

The colorful clay beds are exposed at Coyote Buttes at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

The colorful clay beds are exposed at Coyote Buttes at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

The colorful clay beds are exposed at Coyote Buttes at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

The colorful clay beds are exposed at Coyote Buttes at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

 

 


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Arizona Skies

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Arizona Skies To Music

I spent a couple of days last week traveling in Northern Arizona around the Vermilion Cliffs and Marble Canyon areas. Once again, I was amazed by the Arizona Skies as some scattered storm systems permeated the landscape.  I just couldn’t keep my camera down so I put together a slide show of the Arizona Skies along with a song by The Orb called Little Fluffy Clouds. The music fits as this hippie chic voices over how she feels about the Arizona Skies. Music can be purchased at  iTunes      If you don’t want to hear the music and view the pics at your own pace, Click here.

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Frozen In Time- Vermilion Cliffs National Monument’s White Pocket


Constant erosion from wind and water over the last 200 million years have produced some sandstone oddities that are worth the effort to drive to. White Pocket is about 20 miles from any paved road so few venture to it. The Vermilion Cliffs  National Monument is a place that deserves protection. See all my photos at Dawn2Dawn Photography

Unusual sandstone shapes produced by erosion make up the landscape at White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona


 

Unusual sandstone shapes produced by erosion make up the landscape at White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona


 

Unusual sandstone shapes produced by erosion make up the landscape at White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona


 

Unusual sandstone shapes produced by erosion make up the landscape at White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona


 

Wispy clouds hover over the sandstone anomalies at White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona


 

Unusual sandstone shapes produced by erosion make up the landscape at White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona


 

 

Unusual sandstone shapes produced by erosion make up the landscape at White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona


 

Distorted sandstone shapes make up the landscape at White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona


 

 

Unusual sandstone shapes produced by erosion make up the landscape at White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona


 

Unusual sandstone shapes produced by erosion make up the landscape at White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona


 

Unusual sandstone shapes produced by erosion make up the landscape at White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona


 

Unusual sandstone shapes produced by erosion make up the landscape at White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona


 

Wispy clouds hover over the sandstone anomalies at White Pocket at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona


 


This Ain’t No Ordinary Gulch!

Buckskin Gulch along the Arizona/Utah border is the longest slot canyon in the United States. I’ve never completed the whole thing but just a few miles into this abyss is enough to gather some good images. I dragged some friends along who made for some pretty good models(No Royalties Due) and for a good sense of scale. It’s about 13 miles and ends at the Paria River which together make a great backpacking trip.

 

Hikers in Buckskin Gulch at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Utah

 

Hikers in Buckskin Gulch at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Utah

 

A hiker stands in awe of the steep sandstone walls of Buckskin Gulch at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument , Utah

 

Hikers in Buckskin Gulch at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Utah

 

Hikers in Buckskin Gulch at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Utah

Kayleigh In Awe.

 

Hikers in Buckskin Gulch at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Utah

Spiderman Patrick

 

Hikers in Buckskin Gulch at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Utah

 

Buckskin Gulch

The longest hike ever for Eric.

 

Hikers in Buckskin Gulch at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Utah

 

Hikers in Buckskin Gulch at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Utah

Sometimes I get out in front of the camera to enjoy the scenery.

 

Hikers in Buckskin Gulch at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Utah