Thursday, September 29, 2005

Photo: Cairn on slickrock pass betwen Big Spring and Squaw Canyons

Taken in November on our 6th aniversary hike in the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park. I like the low-angle light in the desert this time of year. How to get there: Take I-80 to Crescent Junction, get off and go south past Moab to the entrance to the needles district of Canyonlands NP. Drive like 18 miles to the visitor center. Pay your fee. Drive to the Big Spring canyon trailhead. Hike about 2-4 miles (distance on the NPS map). Negotiate the slickrock pass (scrambling to about 4.5). Photo taken on Squaw canyon side of pass. Hike back to trailhead. Go in November, December or January for best light and temperatures.

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