Feeling small deep within the slots of this beautiful Navajo sandstone. Here on can find some of the coolest natural geometry caused by years and years of water and wind erosion
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It’s funny how we as humans, take pride in our inventions, our development throughout the years and how to further improve the latest technology (because we all know we NEED a new iPhone 6 months after the last one came out right?) but we fail to acknowledge and reflect on how this planet has developed ecosystems so tenacious and delicate, molded rock with water as if it were clay, and built sky scrapers long before us. Walking amongst towering canyon walls and alpine mountain ridges has a way of humbling you, making you realize just how small we really are in this big wide world of ours 🌎
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The dark sky’s available away from city lights and distractions are one of the most magical places to be on earth.
Looking forward to some (M)arch Madness this weekend 🤘🏽📷: @evangstarr
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If you would have told me 2 years ago I’d be rappelling down a 50 foot slot canyon in the deserts of Utah.. well.. l would have told you you had a good sense of humor. My hands would shake and heart would beat out of my chest at the thought of even attempting the little rock walls they had at state fairs or my high school adventure course, but here I am, full of excitement not fear, full of anticipation not anxiety, full of the need for more experiences and less things, full, so so full of life.
Hite Crossing. (37.888885,-110.400324). Southeast Utah. Incredible spot in Glenn Canyon overlooking the Colorado River at the very eastern end of Lake Powell.
Pretty sure it's free with a 14 day limit. Didn't see any signage to confirm. Found on the @iOverlander app, which I've been using a lot more recently. 👍
Several primitive camp areas to choose from with easy access to the river. Moderately sized rigs should be able to get in here without issue. No cell Service. Slot canyon central, with easy access to White Canyon and North Wash. Whole drive along SR-95 is top notch. 5/5
Sandthrax Campground. North Wash slot canyons in Southeast Utah near the Eastern end of Lake Powell. 28 miles South of Hanksville on SR-95. (38.015718,-110.530686).
Around a dozen sites with fire rings and a flat place to park. No toilets, trash, or any other services. Some sort of portable toilet system required. Please keep it clean -- no catholes. Close to SR-95, but very lightly trafficked. Dead zone for cell service.
Awesome base camp to explore 4-5 of the Irish slot canyons that start within a mile of camp, or the many dozens of slot canyon in the general area. Leprechaun canyon, whose trailhead is just outside of camp, was my favorite. Nice view of the snow capped Henry Mountains off in the distance. 5/5
Posting two images. Commission of a sister and brother. Telling the tale through paint of their coming of age. Where “Sammy” is the free spirit, “Cole” is rooted in nature. Sammy is painted with loose abandonment and water abounds, Cole has massive amounts of earthly elements throughout.
I thoroughly enjoyed capturing both of them, through images provided by their mom, as we talked about what was important and to include in the piece. Luckily I was given a green light to “do my thing and I think I succeed.
Cole’s piece is 30” x 36”, Acrylic and mixed media on wood. The entire piece was to depict a young man, and intuitively the paint directed me to what was important and what was not needed. Especially in the three figures, clearly the same person, two of them wearing his great grandfather’s Stetson hat. I played with the medium to recreate the granite, the desert, the mountains, the red rocks and organic flow and layers found throughout the trails in Southern Utah and Colorado.
Sammy’s art is three separate 12” x 12” panels, acrylic on wood. The inspiration came from Sammy, as she did her thesis on the David Fincher palette, which became the starting point for her portrait. Also included is her love of the island she now resides, Menorca, Spain. Her amazing energy will always resound with her as I strived to capture these best of times that will define her soul.
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breath echoing off the ancient earth.