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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.
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
I will be conducting photo workshops the week beginning October 27th in and around the Coyote Buttes area on the Utah/Arizona border. This is a remote area that that is famous for The Wave but there are also other great landscapes to capture. Below are some images of places I will take you to. You will also learn how to turn that photo into a work of art using Photoshop, Camera Raw and Lightroom. Contact me for details.
Last week I drove about 25 miles off of the nearest paved highway to reach White Pocket. Unlike the Coyote Buttes and The Wave, you don’t need a permit to visit White Pocket. You do need 4-wheel drive with good clearance, a good map and an ability to NOT run over the cows that graze on this BLM land. A rain storm passed through the area and these back country roads became a quagmire as my truck turned sideways going down a hill. You can see the companion time lapse video at http://wp.me/p1XNt4-tl.\