Horseshoe Gallery

Horseshoe Canyon in Canyonlands National Park contains well preserved examples of Barrier Canyon Style Native American art.  The Horseshoe Gallery is one of several panels to be found:

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Nameless Washes

The desert country of the Southwest US has countless washes and small canyons, one leading to another until they reach their final destination. This small and probably nameless wash in Lathrop Canyon carries water, when it has it, on its way to the Colorado River a couple of miles away:

This wash may at first seem larger than it actually is.  The camera is at a normal person’s height  (well…. my height anyway).

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Narrow Places and Open Spaces

The rocky landscape of Southern Utah contains many slot canyons, from generously wide to claustrophobically narrow.  This slot canyon, along the White Rim Trail and near the Green River, is a favorite spot for mountain bikers to cool off in.

Back “above ground”, and just a little ways north, the trail offers this view of the Green River:

It looks brown to me, and I thought I was going color blind, but Wikipedia tells me it actually carries more silt than the Colorado River.

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View from White Crack

During this coldest, snowiest (I checked, it’s a real word) part of winter here in Utah, I thought I would finish stitching up some panoramas of Canyonlands National Park.  This view is of the Lower Basins, and was shot near the White Crack Campsite along the White Rim:

The above vantage point is about 3 miles (4.8 km) south and 1200 feet (365 m) lower than this previously posted panorama:

Grand View Point in Canyonlands.
Have a Happy New Year,

Martin van Hemert