(nr Manila UT)
A trip up Sheep Creek Canyon Geological Loop Road was a delight. It wasn’t the creek that held my attention; rather, the towering cliffs, on both sides, was what astounded me. They were impressive!
Many cliffs were so tall they wouldn’t fit in the camera frame. And, finding a pull-out to get the shot was a challenge. Often, I simply pulled to the side and hoped for the best.
Each formation had a geological name, like Park City, Weber, Moenkopi, and so forth. Supposedly, to a geologist, they meant something. But, it was the textures, colors, and shear mass that thrilled me.
There was an empty small campground at the base of the Navajo Cliffs which tempted me. But, it was still too early in the day. So, I went in search of a boondock camp elsewhere in the forest.
I found the short drive up the canyon breathtaking; to say the least. And thankfully, there was a break in the rain to get some photos. So glad I took that scenic byway.
Site: Ashley NF – Sheep Creek Canyon
Scene: Creek, cliffs, rocks
That is such a beautiful place. I bet you could stay there for ever.
One can wish; but, the forest service says 16 days is the limit. 🙂
A beautiful place to paint. Did you do some painting out there?
Didn’t get to paint there as it started raining again. Thanks for commenting.
Nice photos – looks like a quiet place to spend some time.
Yes, it would be a wonderful place to hang around.