Arches & Canyonlands, Feb 11-13, 2012

My Annual Winter pilgrimage to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks in Southeast Utah.
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Jeep

I rented a jeep to drive the muddy Winter roads out to Taylor Canyon.
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Journey to Genesis

Moses and Zeus appear at the end of a dry wash in Taylor Canyon.
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Moses & Zeus

Moses  and Zeus look absolutely biblical as I scramble up the cliffs at the base of the huge sandstone formations.
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Miles from NoWhere

Taylor Canyon on a February afternoon.
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Green Reflections

Late afternoon by the Green River.
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Green and Blue

Panorama of the Green River nearing sunset, just outside Canyonlands NP.
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High Lights of the Canyonlands

Late afternoon light back lights the foliage along side the Green River.
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La Sals

La Sal Mountains lit up from last light of the day.
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Gooseneck

Sunset view from Deadhorse overlook.
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Delicate Balance

Delicate Arch from Upper Viewpoint.
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Green Mountain

Striking colors near the Delicate Arch Overlook.  The greens are the result of oxidized minerals found in the clay deposits there.
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Color of Arches

Colorful layers in the Fiery Furnace section of Arches.
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Winter Showers

Showers approach from the West in Arches National Park.
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Broken Colors

Broken Arch, Arches.
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February Morning

A light dusting of snow fell overnight, enough to make the landscape even more interesting.
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Seeing Forever

I discovered this viewpoint in Islands in the Sky DIstrict by hiking several miles off-trail; there are probably few  photos from this location. This is at sunrise.
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Appearances

Early morning light paints the edge of the Green River Overlook.
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Desolate

Old tree on edge of the Green RIver Overlook.
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Tree with a View

Green River Overlook, on a February morning.
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Ice Critters

Bubbles and crystals look like microorganisms in a frozen pot-hole puddle, Green River Overlook.
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