Monday, December 14, 2015

The Long View

The vast Colorado Plateau is a study in understatement. This ridge is probably two or more miles away from the spot where the photo was taken. There is nothing except the sage brush in the foreground that can provide an insight into the scale. The cliffs on the face of the ridge (or butte, as they are sometimes called) are probably about 300 feet high. It would likely take me almost an hour to walk over to the bottom of these cliffs. This photo was taken at Cathedral Valley in the Capitol Reef National Park. Part of the land in the photo is inside the Park and some is not.

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