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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A few remnants from last week’s Grand Canyon trip

 


Zion’s Many Many Pools Trail

Up on the Eastside of Zion National Park is an unmarked and unpublicized trail that offers a different look than the rest of the park. The Many Pools Trail is exactly what the name implies. A bunch of pools or potholes carved through erosion into the soft sandstone. The recent May rains have filled the pools and provided some great reflections. And in the spring you will find nature at work in the form of one little amphibian. The Canyon Tree Frog makes its home in these pools and I have photographed it and recorded its sounds that will be highlighted in my next post.  But for now, enjoy the landscape of their home.

 

The wash that leads to the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

The wash that leads to the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

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The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Snowy Zion

Zion Winter

 

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Zion Winter Panorama

 

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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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Yellow Rock

Looks like a lemon meringue pie?

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Goblin Valley

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Yellow Rock

Yellow Rock

Grand Staircase Sunset

Grand Staircase Full Moon

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