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The red rock desert — 38 Comments

  1. Good Morning, lovely images from the desert.. I love the last two shots.. especially the cool tree. Happy Monday!

  2. I heard they made lots of westerns out there. The town they built burned down. Lots of beauty and primitive areas abound. Maybe Dameron would be a good choice.

  3. Isn’t the area just gorgeous? I told myself that one day I would go back there for another visit and you just reminded me!

  4. Dearest Mary! HELLO! I am terrible late; I got sidetracked with my first day of being on Spring break! What fun I am having so far, but then I came and had difficulty getting into your site, but I finally made it! (difficulty getting in from my blog roll but via Google it worked!)

    OK, these skies are so blue, so vivid….and such an interesting “museum” of sorts. The things you find in the dessert Mary are a silent history of man and dessert. The stories than could be told….but ARE told in your photos. Gorgeous! Anita

  5. I’ve never been to Kanab. It’s just a bit too far for us to justify (given that our desert time is limited). I love the cool red rock and the junipers! The junipers in NE Utah had the most incredible berry crops. Did the ones in Kanab too?

    Have you ever been to the wave? We enter the lottery about 4 times per year but have never won permits.
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    • The juniper were pretty loaded there too. You should try to get to that area some day, so much hiking. Buckskin gulch is the longest slot canyon in the world, and amazingly beautiful. 5 years ago we parked near the office that does the daily draw for the wave and vermillion cliffs. I put in for both. They draw the wave first, and if you don’t get that you can try for vermillion cliffs. We went to vermillion cliffs. It’s a huge area right next to the wave and we were the only ones there. I think you can put in for that area on line too.

  6. Pulling out my shovel and screen and planning a road trip for my archaeology organization! That homestead is fascinating, especially being in the middle of nowhere with a child’s shoe remnants and that interesting hardhat “statement”. And those rock piles! So much to discover. As always, LOVE the photos. :)
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    • You would probably have a blast. There was another place fairly close to this where someone had stayed too. The first place we found, had two rock “homes” but the walls were so short. There were broken dishes that had a mark on them that said, “US Army medical equipment” with the snake medical symbol. Probably got them from a surplus place. Too many things to mention really, so much stuff to look at.

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