The photos below are what we saw.
trucks make remote camping easy.
winds created huge clouds of dust that obscured the awesome
view. From the Grand View Overlook we could see the steep
inner canyons along the White Rim trail. The trail is
visible in the photo above.
White Rim sandstone formation creates steep canyon headwalls.
harder structure of the White Rim formation creates nice hoodoos,
visible in the inner canyon.
sandstone is the "top of the cake" in the local formations
creating huge sheer cliffs.
the poor visibility we could see the intricate towers in the
Needles District of Canyonlands.
White Rim trail skirts the steep headwall of a narrow side
hoodoos of the inner canyon were visible from the overlook.
the distance to the west is the Green River.
layer-cake nature of the local strata produces
durable upper layers of rock eventually crumble leaving large
talus slopes at the bottoms of the cliffs.
passed the Shaffer Trail overlook where we could see the path of
the trail in the canyon below. This trail is steep and
scary and it looks as if there is both cars and mountain bikes
on the trail.
Canyonlands we headed over to Arches National Park.
Despite the name, Arches has a great number of monoliths and
hoodoos in the park.
pulling into a parking area for lunch, we spotted another 1017A
with expedition camper. This rig is from Namibia in
Mark go over to talk to the truck's owner, Martin.
monolith in the park, not unlike Monument Valley in Arizona.
hoodoos on the tops of the cliffs.
lunch spot was very scenic.
hoodoo next to the road.
the hoodoos are surprisingly anthropomorphic, like the hoodoo in
the center of the photo above.
far horizon we could see some large windows in the cliffs.
warping in the lower layers of the rock on both the left and
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