… Brain like rock formations above “The Wave” in North Coyote Buttes just south of the Utah Arizona border near Kanab, UT. There are so many different weird geological formations in this part of the country. Everywhere you look is something totally different in texture, shape or color.
… Dark volcanic rocks floating on the fine sand in front of Eureka Sand Dunes in Death Valley National Park, California.
… A scene almost out of an old western film, if there were blacktop highways in the old west. Maybe if it was a railroad track it would be more believable. This is highway 24 in central Utah near Capitol Reef National Park.
… Lines of history up the wall of Buckskin Gulch slot canyon in southern Utah, near Kanab. It is incredible to think about the millions of years it takes to carve a slot canyon in the earth.
… A veil of storm clouds and rain over the valley where Bishop, California is located.
the great slumber
… The Sleeping Giant rock formation in the Alabama Hills just below Mount Whitney and just west of Lone Pine, California. The Alabama Hills are an awesome place for recreation. They are easy to get to off Whitney Portal Road in the center of Lone Pine. A few miles up the road is Movie Road, a well graded gravel/dirt road that wanders through the hills with what seems like hundreds of off-shoot dirt roads of various states of maintenance that head back into different corners and pockets of the hills. Amazing free dry camping locations are plentiful all throughout the hills. Many RV’s park out in the open, but you can easily find some very hidden sheltered spots if you are tent camping or in a pickup or van camper; it can get quite windy. If you are tent camping, I would suggest investing in a small table-in-a-bag or other form of foldable table for cooking as there are no picnic tables around. There is a pretty nice standard campground a couple miles south if you prefer to pay $10 or so to have a bathroom and picnic table. The campground is not among the cool rock formations, but you do have some beautiful sweeping vistas of the mountains and valley.
… The reflection of the sky and outside world in a big cold puddle on the floor of Buckskin Gulch on the southern border of Utah, near Kanab.