Woke up to a fresh blanket of snow and atmospheric soup. A wintry mix on the eve of spring...no surprise. It was a good day to finish the bathroom remodel and drink a 2nd macchiato; I'm always looking for an excuse for the latter. So it is easy to turn my thoughts to one year ago camped on Dead Horse Point in Canyonlands. Spectacular place, like being perched on the edge of the earth. The legend of Dead Horse Point has cowboys corralling wild mustangs on the Point, then chosing the horses they wanted. One time, for some unknown reason, horses were left corralled on the waterless point where they died of thirst.
We spent a day or two exploring the rim of "Islands in the Sky" some 2000 feet above the confluence of the Colorado and Green Rivers. The mesa rests on sheer sandstone cliffs over 1,000 feet above the surrounding terrain. Every overlook offers a different perspective on Canyonlands’ spectacular landscape. Here's a few of the scenes to keep our thoughts on spring....
A spectacular night with the aurora borealis
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