Image No. 22 thru No. 25 – Into the Desert

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Monument Canyon - Colorado National Monument, CO

Image No. 22 – Monument Canyon – Colorado National Monument, CO

Image No. 22 thru No. 25 – Into the Desert
After about 2 weeks, having stayed primarily in Colorado and a few days in New Mexico’s Bisti Badlands, I headed for the desert beginning with Colorado National Monument just outside Grand Junction, CO. From there, it was Canyonlands National Park near Moab, but I stopped for a few hours at Cisco, a recently abandoned town just off Route 70 that I was surprised to find.

Abandoned Shack - Cisco, UT

Abandoned Shack – Cisco, UT

 

 

It was a crazy place of old buildings with trucks and RV’s strewn all around left to rust in the elements. But the drive into Moab from there was a real treat. It was my first close up view of the 300 foot wide Colorado River, and driving alongside it was like driving at the bottom of the Grand Canyon! What a thrill that was. I met a couple of other photographers in Canyonlands and spent a few days hiking and photographing with them and had a great time.

 

 

Sunset - Green River Overlook - Canyonlands NP, UT

Image No. 23 – Sunset – Green River Overlook – Canyonlands NP, UT

Mesa Arch Sunrise - Canyonlands NP, UT

Image No. 24 – Mesa Arch Sunrise – Canyonlands NP, UT

We met after we all had shot the sunset at Green River Overlook, did Mesa Arch with them (and about 50 others) the next morning, and with their support, hiked to the False Kiva that evening. Generally, we had good light, but the sunset at the overlook was pretty spectacular, just a great thrill to witness.

False Kiva - Late Afternoon, Canyonlands NP, UT

Image No. 25 – False Kiva – Late Afternoon, Canyonlands NP, UT

Sunset at False Kiva - Canyonlands NP, UT

Image No. 25a – Sunset at False Kiva – Canyonlands NP, UT

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