People ask what the temperament of bison is similar to. I haven't met anything similar, so I liken their behavior to being plain annoyed. They are annoyed by everyone and everything. This bull would not look at me no matter what I did. He knew I was there, but didn't care to look. I was clearly annoying him haha.
BLM 14635 aka Bull Creek Pass climbs from the top of Wickiup Pass to 10,500 ft before descending down the western slopes of the Henry's toward McMillan Springs. Unfortunately the smoke from every forest fire on Earth is currently inundating Utah and the views from up high were less than stellar. Couldn't even see the LaSal's (😉 @kellydkillian). #henrymountains#utah#turtlebacktrailers#landcruiser#lc200#toyota
Sunrise in McMillan Springs. It's a lovely spot on the western slopes of the Henry's amongst old growth pines. Unfortunately it's also a favorite for hunters to set up camps, and we got lucky to snag the last space. I'm not a fan of group activities, so although it offered respite from the heat, I was keen to herd us on to more solitary environs. #mcmillansprings#henrymountains#utah#turtlebacktrailers#landcruiser#200series#lc200
Looking back at the Henry's from the top of the Burr Trail switchbacks in the Waterpocket Fold, @canyonlandsnps. Found some shade in there beneath a massive fin of rock overhanging a wider section of road, and opened up the @turtlebacktrail #weekender for a quick lunch. Easily the best place I've ever ate Carolina Style #bbq pulled pork, thanks @beltexmeats, that shit is #legit . #henrymountains#waterpocketfold#burrtrail#capitolreef#utah
This guy is a tank. It is an awesome experience to be so close to such a powerful animal. It was fun to get back into a fun hobby of mine this past month and do some wildlife and landscape photography.
Got to see this monster today. Bucks like this are what dreams are made of. This buck was taken in 2004 on the Henry mountains. I don't know how you hold a bow still with this guy walking by. One day maybe I will get a chance of my own. Buck scored 211 pope and young. #bowhunting#muledeer#200club#henrymountains
If there is something out there, these binos will find it. I'm really impressed. Not to mention, this investment is covered by the @vortexoptics Unconditional VIP Warranty. No matter what happens, they'll be fixed or replaced. For life.
Pages 10 and 11 of "Gift to a Desert Wanderer". I have no more hints but I will say this. I am going to document the retrieval of this book which lies weathering in the very landscape depicted therein.
The Henry Mountains, of southeastern Utah, and surrounding desert being swallowed up by nightfall as the sun sets.
Watching the light stripped away as the "painted desert" is muted by the shadows is quite an experience.
This view was a short hike from the Starr Springs Campground; we were the only ones in the campground for our two nights there.
The Henry Mountains are the home of the only free-roaming herd of American bison in the 48 contiguous United States.
Entrance to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Lake Powell, Utah.
We camped at the Starr Springs Desert Campground at the southern tip of the Henry Mountains, where wild bison herds roam free.
The campground is a very short drive from Glen Canyon and is its own little oasis with tree-shade in the middle of a vast and unforgiving desert.
We were advised to not do any hiking on this day, due to the extreme heat (110+ degrees Fahrenheit). That didn't stop us from exploring though 🌞