“Get Back” Part 4: Canyonlands

In 1976, Eric spent two weeks backpacking in Canyonlands, Utah with the National Outdoor Leadership Schools.  Canyonlands’ other worldly beauty mesmerized Eric then and lured us a bit off our course to the west coast.  The side trip renewed our deep affection for this amazing place.

Map to Canyonlands

Our route from Los Alamos to Canyonlands took us through Colorado, where we spent the night in Mancos State Park.

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 Albatross view of Canyonlands.  Photo by QT Luong/terragalleria.com; all rights reserved.

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16Utah24. Newspaper Rock

Newspaper rock broadcasts Archaic, Basketmaker, Fremont and Pueblo messages dating back over 2,000 years.

16Utah13. Canyonlands potholes

Potholes capture scarce moisture and maintain complex ecosystems.  Eric did not add water.

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Eulalie communes with large pot hole.

16Utah12. Canyonlands pictoglyphs

Pictograph.

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Light and shadows create surreal land scapes.

16Utah8. campsite

Tent site.

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One thought on ““Get Back” Part 4: Canyonlands

  1. Dana Y

    Not only do I envy your route, but as a Washington resident, I enjoyed the photo of Eulalie communing with the pothole.

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