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A few long hot days of hiking in the Paria and Escalante River drainages combined with a blister on my heel dictated a layover day of exploration by car. Combine this with a sudden change of weather, and the fact that in my glee of a favorable sunny forecast, I packed no rain gear. So, off we went, and ended up at 9,000 feet, a lake, golden aspens and below freezing temps with snow!  Light snow falling in this view across the lake.
#chasinglightandspace #bouldermountain #fallcolor #ipulledoverforthis #puresw #westbysouthwest #igsouthwest #colors_of_day #utahdotcom #wowutah #utahtravels #utahgram #werutah #xputah #visitutah #ig_utah #utahisrad #beautahful #utahcollective #usinterior #mypubliclands #firstsnow #fallcolors #fallcolors2017 #ig_landscapes #ic_nature #ic_landscape #lakesideview #aspens
A few long hot days of hiking in the Paria and Escalante River drainages combined with a blister on my heel dictated a layover day of exploration by car. Combine this with a sudden change of weather, and the fact that in my glee of a favorable sunny forecast, I packed no rain gear. So, off we went, and ended up at 9,000 feet, a lake, golden aspens and below freezing temps with snow! Light snow falling in this view across the lake. #chasinglightandspace  #bouldermountain  #fallcolor  #ipulledoverforthis  #puresw  #westbysouthwest  #igsouthwest  #colors_of_day  #utahdotcom  #wowutah  #utahtravels  #utahgram  #werutah  #xputah  #visitutah  #ig_utah  #utahisrad  #beautahful  #utahcollective  #usinterior  #mypubliclands  #firstsnow  #fallcolors  #fallcolors2017  #ig_landscapes  #ic_nature  #ic_landscape  #lakesideview  #aspens 
This Ponderosa Pine  forest gets carpeted in gold by Gambel Oak (quercus gambelii) as autumn moves in on the lower slopes of Boulder Mountain along the Hells Backbone Road near Boulder UT.
#chasinglightandspace #bouldermountain #fallcolor #goldencarpet #igsouthwest #ipulledoverforthis #puresw #westbysouthwest #divine_deserts #utahtravels #grandstaircaseescalantenationalmonument #escalante #wowutah #xputah #werutah #utahdotcom #utahgram #visitutah #ig_utah #mountaintimezone #ic_nature_colours #utahisrad #usinterior #mypubliclands #colors_of_day #harte_ace #just_unitedstates #naturepics365
This Ponderosa Pine forest gets carpeted in gold by Gambel Oak (quercus gambelii) as autumn moves in on the lower slopes of Boulder Mountain along the Hells Backbone Road near Boulder UT. #chasinglightandspace  #bouldermountain  #fallcolor  #goldencarpet  #igsouthwest  #ipulledoverforthis  #puresw  #westbysouthwest  #divine_deserts  #utahtravels  #grandstaircaseescalantenationalmonument  #escalante  #wowutah  #xputah  #werutah  #utahdotcom  #utahgram  #visitutah  #ig_utah  #mountaintimezone  #ic_nature_colours  #utahisrad  #usinterior  #mypubliclands  #colors_of_day  #harte_ace  #just_unitedstates  #naturepics365 
The eyes have it!  Digital scan of Fuji Velvia 50 film.  This was photographed during early morning with the sun partially obscured by cloud cover, but still allowing the warmer wave lengths to illuminate the scene.
#chasinglightandspace #ipulledoverforthis #westbysouthwest #igsouthwest #puresw #divine_deserts #instagramaz #vermillioncliffs #coyotebuttes #arizonahiking #arizonahikersguide #ig_arizona #visitarizona #colors_of_day #stayandwonder #hikerchat #followyourfeet #explorearizona #arizonacollective #harte_ace #just_unitedstates #bns_nature #nature_brilliance #pictureline #wonderful_places #igpodium #amazing_shots #natureonly #earthfocus #nationalmonument
The eyes have it! Digital scan of Fuji Velvia 50 film. This was photographed during early morning with the sun partially obscured by cloud cover, but still allowing the warmer wave lengths to illuminate the scene. #chasinglightandspace  #ipulledoverforthis  #westbysouthwest  #igsouthwest  #puresw  #divine_deserts  #instagramaz  #vermillioncliffs  #coyotebuttes  #arizonahiking  #arizonahikersguide  #ig_arizona  #visitarizona  #colors_of_day  #stayandwonder  #hikerchat  #followyourfeet  #explorearizona  #arizonacollective  #harte_ace  #just_unitedstates  #bns_nature  #nature_brilliance  #pictureline  #wonderful_places  #igpodium  #amazing_shots  #natureonly  #earthfocus  #nationalmonument 
Stains, splashes, drips and flakes.  Every picture tells a story and I'd like to elaborate on this one. This ruddy brown mass of stone is located in a wash where flowing water consistently piles up against it and years of those flows have coated it with a hardened white film. Subsequently, mud has flowed down the face from the garden that grows on top of this outcropping, leaving the familiar desert varnish markings. A large area in the middle left has flaked off where the underlying reddish rock has been exposed. After that flaking, a whitish flash flood has left splashes at the bottom of the flaking. A much more recent and brownish flash flood flow of less volume has left another line of splashes a little lower down. Meanwhile, ongoing water erosion has worn away the red rock in the upper right leaving cavities and red staining. Narratives like this exist all over the Colorado Plateau if you look for them. This was found a short distance from the Hole in the Rock Road in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. 
#chasinglightandspace #ipulledoverforthis #igsouthwest #divine_deserts #wowutah #grandstaircaseescalantenationalmonument #escalante #holeintherock #utahtravels #utahdotcom #werutah #igutah #xputah #utahisrad #visitutah #utahhiking #hikeutah #harte_ace #just_unitedstates #utahgram #payattention #flashflood #puresw #nationalmonument #ic_nature #nature_brilliance #colors_of_day #usinterior #mypubliclands
Stains, splashes, drips and flakes. Every picture tells a story and I'd like to elaborate on this one. This ruddy brown mass of stone is located in a wash where flowing water consistently piles up against it and years of those flows have coated it with a hardened white film. Subsequently, mud has flowed down the face from the garden that grows on top of this outcropping, leaving the familiar desert varnish markings. A large area in the middle left has flaked off where the underlying reddish rock has been exposed. After that flaking, a whitish flash flood has left splashes at the bottom of the flaking. A much more recent and brownish flash flood flow of less volume has left another line of splashes a little lower down. Meanwhile, ongoing water erosion has worn away the red rock in the upper right leaving cavities and red staining. Narratives like this exist all over the Colorado Plateau if you look for them. This was found a short distance from the Hole in the Rock Road in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. #chasinglightandspace  #ipulledoverforthis  #igsouthwest  #divine_deserts  #wowutah  #grandstaircaseescalantenationalmonument  #escalante  #holeintherock  #utahtravels  #utahdotcom  #werutah  #igutah  #xputah  #utahisrad  #visitutah  #utahhiking  #hikeutah  #harte_ace  #just_unitedstates  #utahgram  #payattention  #flashflood  #puresw  #nationalmonument  #ic_nature  #nature_brilliance  #colors_of_day  #usinterior  #mypubliclands 
Textbook example of cross bedding along a secondary drainage of the Escalante River not too far off the Hole in the Rock Road located in the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.
#chasinglightandspace #escalante #westbysouthwest #ipulledoverforthis #puresw #grandstaircaseescalantenationalmonument #nationalmonument #igsouthwest #divine_deserts #gsenm #harte_ace #wowutah #utahtravels #werutah #ig_utah #utahdotcom #xputah #visitutah #beautahful #usinterior #mypubliclands #color_of_day #nature_brilliance #ic_nature #optoutside #hikeutah #utahhiking #sandstone #crossbedding
Textbook example of cross bedding along a secondary drainage of the Escalante River not too far off the Hole in the Rock Road located in the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. #chasinglightandspace  #escalante  #westbysouthwest  #ipulledoverforthis  #puresw  #grandstaircaseescalantenationalmonument  #nationalmonument  #igsouthwest  #divine_deserts  #gsenm  #harte_ace  #wowutah  #utahtravels  #werutah  #ig_utah  #utahdotcom  #xputah  #visitutah  #beautahful  #usinterior  #mypubliclands  #color_of_day  #nature_brilliance  #ic_nature  #optoutside  #hikeutah  #utahhiking  #sandstone  #crossbedding