Last Utah photo for awhile I just cant get enough of the surreal landscapes in this state. I am very fortunate to have experienced all i have in such a short amount of time! Im hoping and planning for more adventures in the near future.
Canyonlands National Park is extraordinary! To be so high looking down on a river basin that etched and carved the earth into such a spectacular vista! Then, if that wasn’t enough, the La Sal Mountains in all of their splendor look down on the basin from the opposite standpoint. It’s a quite humbling experience.
“I believe in walking in a landscape of mirages,
Because you learn humility.
I believe in living in a land of little water,
Because life is drawn together.
I believe in the gathering of bones,
As a testament to spirits that have moved on.
If the desert is holy, it is because it is a forgotten place,
That allows us to remember the sacred.
Perhaps that is why every pilgrimage to the desert
Is a pilgrimage to the self
There is no place to hide and so we are found.”
Mammut athlete Steph Davis (@highsteph) with a pro tip on climbing in the desert even in the summer heat: “Early morning in the La Sal’s in deep shade, the temps are pretty nice until about 8:30am. If you want to live in the desert in summer you have to love alpine starts.” Thanks for the motivation Steph! Photo: Chris Hunter ( @thegoatspath )