Over the Green

Arch, Utah, Green River
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Looking out over the canyonlands near the Green River from within a unique double arch formation on the canyon rim.

In late October we hit the road for two weeks of camping and hiking in the deserts of southern Utah. Our first destination was the remote and relatively seldom-visited region along the Green River between the towns of Green River and Hanksville.

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Morning Coffee in the Desert
Morning coffee in the desert.
Green River,Utah, panorama
Green River Bend : Prints Available

A panoramic view above a big circular bend in the Green River.

Three Canyon, Green River,Utah
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Looking down into Three Canyon from the rim.

We tried to backpack into Three Canyon, but the hiker’s route into the mouth of the canyon involved a slightly-too-sketchy crossing over steep slickrock directly above the Green River, so we decided to throw in the towel and settled for this view from the rim instead.

Green River,Utah, rocks
Slickrock Hands : Prints Available

Somebody had some fun making these trippy hands on the slickrock; I had fun photographing their “qi”!

Moonshine Wash,Utah, slot
Moonshine Narrows : Prints Available

Some colorful sandstone narrows.

Moonshine Wash,Utah, abstract, sandstone
Fractured Sand : Prints Available

Wine time in the canyonlands.
Wine time in the canyonlands. Pardon the uber-cheese-factor here; but I just can’t resist!
moon, moonrise, Utah
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A full moon rises over the desert.

Arch, Utah, Green River, panorama
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Looking out over the canyonlands near the Green River from within a unique double arch formation on the canyon rim.

We also made a short backpacking trip to a remote but spectacular set of arches and alcoves. Fantastic!

Arch, Utah, Green River
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Alcove bounce light in the early morning.

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