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A break from the rock swirls.  Not only did native people used to live on this land but much of it was quite heavily populated.  All of the Mesas in this part of North Arizona are covered in living areas from the Natives that used to live here.  Days down in the valley's tending crops, nights up in their protected communes.  They were probably able to see the firest and smoke of their neighoring living areas, the entire tribe living up on a much larger mesa that is almost impervious to access from the North, East, and South.
A break from the rock swirls.  Not only did native people used to live on this land but much of it was quite heavily populated.  All of the Mesas in this part of North Arizona are covered in living areas from the Natives that used to live here.  Days down in the valley's tending crops, nights up in their protected communes.  They were probably able to see the firest and smoke of their neighoring living areas, the entire tribe living up on a much larger mesa that is almost impervious to access from the North, East, and South.
More White Pocket swirls.  I have like 100 of these, I'll try not to spam them all.
White Pocket, Vermillion Cliffs.
More White Pocket swirls.  I have like 100 of these, I'll try not to spam them all. White Pocket, Vermillion Cliffs.
The Eye of Sauron!
White Pocket, Vermillion Cliffs.

Actually I guess it's not Sauron if it's below the peak?  Or I'm just overthinking the cool shapes and swirls all over the area.  If you're a sucker for cool textures and shapes etched into the rock you'll love this place.  I spent 90% of the time just photographing the ground under my feet.
The Eye of Sauron! White Pocket, Vermillion Cliffs. Actually I guess it's not Sauron if it's below the peak?  Or I'm just overthinking the cool shapes and swirls all over the area.  If you're a sucker for cool textures and shapes etched into the rock you'll love this place.  I spent 90% of the time just photographing the ground under my feet.
Because when you hike through three slot canyons in one day, you gotta make a slot canyon appreciation post, it's the law
Wild Connections hikers enjoyed exploring side canyons of Beaver Creek #wildernessstudyarea on a gorgeous day last Saturday. Photo John Stansfield. #blmwild #seeblm #mypubliclands #wildcolorado
White Pocket Resevoir

Back in the 1920-40's local ranchers put up concrete dams to hold water running off the slickrock for cattle to drink from.  There are cattle pathways worn through the rock leading to these permanent watering holes from all the hoof traffic.
White Pocket Resevoir Back in the 1920-40's local ranchers put up concrete dams to hold water running off the slickrock for cattle to drink from.  There are cattle pathways worn through the rock leading to these permanent watering holes from all the hoof traffic.
Coyote Buttes South has some amazing erosion.  A permit is required but it's easier getting a permit than it is getting a campsite at many popular parks.
Coyote Buttes South has some amazing erosion.  A permit is required but it's easier getting a permit than it is getting a campsite at many popular parks.
Amazing natural sculpture due to wind erosion.  Some of these rocks were paper thin.

This area was within the Coyote Buttes South permit are at (much easier to get than CB North where the Wave is). After seeing how delicate the rock is here I can understand why they limit access to 20 people per day.  This section should definitely stay low traffic, regular park traffic would have destroyed this sculpture by now.
Amazing natural sculpture due to wind erosion.  Some of these rocks were paper thin. This area was within the Coyote Buttes South permit are at (much easier to get than CB North where the Wave is). After seeing how delicate the rock is here I can understand why they limit access to 20 people per day.  This section should definitely stay low traffic, regular park traffic would have destroyed this sculpture by now.
Finally got all my pictures edited, the trip to Vermilion Cliffs National Monument was a gold mine!  In my head it was the "Not The Wave" trip, too many people waste time on The Wave when the surrounding area is just as beautiful.  I wanted to show what they were missing by focusing on one single place that has been photographed a million times instead of spending their trips exploring the entire monument.

This rock is nothing, it has no name off the side of the road (I parked here to air down my tires); it's one of those things you drive past on your way to some place more well known. I just thought it was pretty.

For a single day in May over 2000 people joined the lottery for a permit to The Wave; They only issue 10.  Another 100-200 people will spend one of their vacation days waiting in a cramped room to see if they can get one of the other 10 permits.
2200 people competing for 20 slots for the day.  Some sacrificing prime sunrise/golden-hour times just for that chance.  If this rock outcropping is ordinary and overlooked, imagine what the rest of the place looks like.
Finally got all my pictures edited, the trip to Vermilion Cliffs National Monument was a gold mine!  In my head it was the "Not The Wave" trip, too many people waste time on The Wave when the surrounding area is just as beautiful.  I wanted to show what they were missing by focusing on one single place that has been photographed a million times instead of spending their trips exploring the entire monument. This rock is nothing, it has no name off the side of the road (I parked here to air down my tires); it's one of those things you drive past on your way to some place more well known. I just thought it was pretty. For a single day in May over 2000 people joined the lottery for a permit to The Wave; They only issue 10.  Another 100-200 people will spend one of their vacation days waiting in a cramped room to see if they can get one of the other 10 permits. 2200 people competing for 20 slots for the day.  Some sacrificing prime sunrise/golden-hour times just for that chance.  If this rock outcropping is ordinary and overlooked, imagine what the rest of the place looks like.
MB - ankle deep water? Might as well just take off the shoes and walk through it.  @samscholes?  Staying dry at all costs 😂  Different approaches, same end point.  Just some more fun with the crew in Robbers Roost.  #seeblm #usinterior #womenarefromvenusmenarefrommars #womenwhoexplore #womenwhohike #robbersroost #canyon #slotcanyon #canyoneering #implaycanyongear #outdoorwomen #owa #andshesdopetoo #womenwhoexplore #womenwhohike #goatworthy #rei1440project #optoutside #igsouthwest #wowutah #hikeutah  #utahisrad #publiclandowner #protectpubliclands #forceofnature #wildernessbabes #sheadventures #edwardabbeywasright #thedesertiscalling #xputah #sheexplores
MB - ankle deep water? Might as well just take off the shoes and walk through it. @samscholes? Staying dry at all costs 😂 Different approaches, same end point. Just some more fun with the crew in Robbers Roost. #seeblm  #usinterior  #womenarefromvenusmenarefrommars  #womenwhoexplore  #womenwhohike  #robbersroost  #canyon  #slotcanyon  #canyoneering  #implaycanyongear  #outdoorwomen  #owa  #andshesdopetoo  #womenwhoexplore  #womenwhohike  #goatworthy  #rei1440project  #optoutside  #igsouthwest  #wowutah  #hikeutah  #utahisrad  #publiclandowner  #protectpubliclands  #forceofnature  #wildernessbabes  #sheadventures  #edwardabbeywasright  #thedesertiscalling  #xputah  #sheexplores 
Sundowner signature drinks courtesy of @lucyleatucker in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument the night before heading into Coyote Gulch. Featuring Gingercello from @marbledistillingco, salted honey from @bushwick_kitchen and my favorite cups from @summitlegacyproducts (#notsponsored  😎 just like those things ❤️). 💗 those desert sunsets and our national monuments. #monumentsforall  #savegsenm  #savegrandstaircase  #rei1440project  #optoutside  #goatworthy  #seeblm  #usinterior  #nps  #publiclandowner  #outdoorwomen  #wowutah  #igsouthwest  #hikeutah  #visitutah  #zinkesucks  #sundowner 
Repost @wildconnectionsorg: Great hike, weather, and turn out for Wild Connections’ first public hike to Cottonwood Creek in the Crampton Mountain #landswithwildernesscharacteristics  Visit www.wildconnections.org for upcoming hikes and to learn more about your local BLM lands, currently under plan revision. Thanks for the photos @Curtnimz #blmwild  #seeblm  #wildcolorado  #mypubliclands 
Absolutely perfect hiking weather Saturday for our Seep Springs outing! See www.wildconnections.org for more upcoming hikes.  #blmwild #seeblm #wildcolorado #mypubliclands #coloradowild
Stay in the Light ——————————————————
White Sands, NM
Stay in the Light —————————————————— White Sands, NM
“To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.” - William Blake
“To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.” - William Blake
Early morning view of snowy NE Portland, with downtown and the West Hills in the distance.  #pdx #pdxsnow #portland #pdxweather
Afternoon shot from one of several visits to Fossil Lake. Check out my feature story about a newly published study that identifies & analyzes fossilized Columbian mammoth trackway on #publiclands at Fossil Lake: goo.gl/CzQhHw
Afternoon shot from one of several visits to Fossil Lake. Check out my feature story about a newly published study that identifies & analyzes fossilized Columbian mammoth trackway on #publiclands  at Fossil Lake: goo.gl/CzQhHw
“I still believe that peace and plenty and happiness can be worked out some way. I am a fool.” -Kurt Vonnegut
“I still believe that peace and plenty and happiness can be worked out some way. I am a fool.” -Kurt Vonnegut