The Way of Water
The Way of Water: a small seep drips down a small shoot but then makes a giant curve around pebbles accumulated in the basin of this wash.
Crack Canyon Light
Crack Canyon Light comes through a long tubular subway-like canyon. Water seeps here.
Crack Canyon Crack
Crack Canyon Crack: here we see the "crack" of Crack Canyon. Pretty deep and impressive.
Crack Canyon Hiking
Crack Canyon Hiking beside the "crack"
Unusual Conglomeration with colors, boulders and cottonwoods.
Curve in Crack
Curve in Crack Canyon fills here and there with water during a rainstorm.
Crack Canyon Walk in Rain
Crack Canyon Walk in Rain during a fall storm.
Crack Canyon near Capitol Reef
Crack Canyon near Capitol Reef: this is near the "behind the reef" trail.
Crack Canyon Tunnel
Crack Canyon Tunnel within the "crack". This is a new exploration place!
Hoodoo in White Lace
November 2018: Hoodoo in White Lace: the white color drizzling from the middle white section onto the lower red section almost seems like a lace formation. This wonder is in Little Egypt.
Flowers for the Queen of Little Egypt
Flowers for the Queen of Little Egypt: Little Egypt geologic area of interest as seen on a pleasant but cloudy day. This high hoodoo is known as the queen.
Sage and Queen
Sage and Queen: sagebrush and the Queen structure at Little Egypt in Utah.
Queen of Little Egypt
Queen of Little Egypt in Utah, landscape photography by Gordon Smith of St. George, Utah.
Octopus of the Desert
Octopus of the Desert: a weird structure in Utah's central high desert.
Octopus Rock at Little Egypt
Octopus Rock at Little Egypt in Utah
Octopus and Queen
Octopus and Queen, Little Egypt Geologic Area.
Wildflowers in Little Egypt
Wildflowers in Little Egypt Geologic Area
Sentry at Little Egypt
Sentry at Little Egypt, a hoodoo with some followers
Little Egypt Boulders and Hoodoo
Little Egypt Boulders and Hoodoo in the high central Utah desert.
Little Egyptian Heads
Little Egyptian Heads putting their heads together. This weird spot in central Utah has great hiking and photography.
Hoodoo of Egypt
Hoodoo of Egypt: Utah's Little Egypt is a gem to visit. Wonderful stripes of color run through these goblins.
Utah Little Egypt
Utah Little Egypt Geological Area
Giant Monolith of Upper Cathedral Valley
Giant Monolith of Upper Cathedral Valley: hike to the end of the Upper Cathdral trail to see this view of the largest "cathedral. Rain fell on me and small run-off can be seen around the monolith.
Upper Cathedrals of Capitol Reef. A 2 mile hike leads to this spectacular overlook!
Cathedral Over the Valley
Cathedral Over the Valley: towering above everything, this steep monolith commands the world.
Upper Cathedrals Trail
Upper Cathedrals Trail has views of a succession of impressive towers.
Jailhouse Rock Landscape
Jailhouse Rock Landscape: a mis-shapen rock in the foreground resembles a bicycle seat to me.
Lower South Desert Overlook
Lower South Desert Overlook in Capitol Reef's remote northern section.
White Altar: Lower South Desert Overlook in Capitol Reef has this wonderful open view of Jailhouse Rock and many other strange stones.
White Rock and Jailhouse Rock
White Rock and Jailhouse Rock in Capitol Reef
Temple Rock in Capitol Reef's Lower South Desert
Jailhouse Rock with White Boulders
Jailhouse Rock with White Boulders during a cloudy storm
Overlooking Temples of the Sun and Moon
Overlooking Temples of the Sun and Moon: from the Upper Cathedral road there is a one-mile trek to a view above the famous Temples of the Sun (left) and Moon (right). The immensity of Utah is wonderful!
Cathedral Cliffs of the lesser-known South Desert. This stunning valley is on the opposite side of Cathedral Valley in Capitol Reef.
Pedestal Over South Desert
Pedestal Over South Desert with Cathedral Valley sandstone cliffs melting with time. The topmost white Curtis formation is easily seen here.
Tree Over South Desert
Tree Over South Desert in Capitol Reef.
Cathedral Sandstone Detail
Cathedral Sandstone Detail: whiter stone on top is Curtis formation.
Upper Cathedral Storm
Upper Cathedral Storm, a telephoto shot.