What a treat we have this morning. These rock formations are astonishing! ~WaterGirl
In 2008, I visited Vermilion Cliffs National Monument (VCNM) with friends. This NM is tucked between the Grand Canyon to the south, and multiple parks to the north – Zion National Park to the NE, Capitol Reef to the north, and more, in Utah. The main object of the trip was a rock formation dubbed ‘the Wave’, which is iconic and should be familiar to most of you.
The Wave is located in Coyote Buttes South, which had so much else in the way of fabulous cross-bedded sandstone formations as well. We drove down from Denver and camped out at trailheads. I could still camp at that time! Probably still could as long as I don’t have to get on the ground…
We also went to Antelope Canyon, a slot canyon nearby. Since we had some great photos of slot canyons recently on OTR, I just included a couple of those.
I am an indifferent photographer, but this is one of those areas you can practically close your eyes and snap something lovely.
The start of the hike into the Wave. It’s early, and the shadows and lighting have interesting contrasts.