Desert Vagabond Picture Log: Southern Utah’s Grand Staircase Escalante I

“We need wilderness preserved– as much of it as is still left, and as many kinds– because it was the challenge against which our character as people was formed.” –Wallace StegnerDSC_0123

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Image 1- Headed east on State Hwy 95. This prominent rock feature is known as Jacob’s Chair. In the foreground you see White Canyon which parallels 95 until you reach the turn-off to 276.
Image 2- Hite Crossing Bridge. Crossing the Colorado on Hite Crossing Bridge, via 95, Mt. Hillers in the background.
Image 3- Grumpy Rock. Hite Crossing Bridge viewpoint.
Image 4- The mighty Colorado.
Image 5- Perspective.
Image 6- Wall and sky.
Image 7- BLM road 1200 meets up with the Burr Trail. Capitol Reef National Park.
Image 8- The Burr Trail Switchbacks.
Image 9- At the top of the switchbacks. Lay of the land behind us.
Image 10- Undulating teeth and a sandstone window.
Image 11- Just keeps getting better. Cutoff road 115.
Image 12- #vanlife
Image 13- Morning and moonset at the mouth of Little Death Hollow.

“We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we do no more than drive to its edge and look in. For it can be a means of reassuring ourselves of our sanity as creatures, a part of the geography of hope.” –Wallace Stegner, Wilderness Letter

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