The summer rain storms can bring in some of the most amazing cloud formations.
Hiking this remote canyon I came across the remaining remnant of a long forgotten sandstone layer.
Hiking some of the remote plateaus of Grand Staircase you almost feel like you are on another planet.
Hiking along this remote canyon at times was like walking through the ruins of some ancient city.
Final Resting Place
This old juniper some how landed on a small rock to create a balanced remnant for it final resting place.
Over time these ancient petrified sand dunes are slowly revealing their hidden layers and patterns.
This old juniper had grown in a difficult spot but from the size seemed to do fairly well in previous years.
It may take some time but after hiking around the sandstone formations at White Pocket you really start to notice that these formations are actually petrified sand dunes.
This old juniper had found a nice sandy spot for many years.
I was hiking along the top of a sandstone plateau when I came across this wonderful old dead tree. Standing alone on a wide flat slab this tree was one of nature's finest sculptures that I have seen.
You never know what you may find just over the next ridge.
Whenever I come across a hoodoo formation I still marvel at how long they have lasted when every other layer around it has eroded away.
It is amazing to see the intricate sand patterns that are produced over many seasons.
It was a difficult spot to get to but worth the climb as we found this hidden canyon full of wonderful sandstone formations.
Through The Ages
This was the only sandstone column that was still standing on top of this unusual plateau.
Hiking a remote canyon we found these large sandstone boulders that had broken off from the cliffs above. It was like we were hiking through an ancient ruin.
It was interesting to see rolling clouds that may last a few hours come in over granite formations that are 1.4 billion years old.
Land Of Contrast
A storm front moves across the Granite Dells creating an amazing scene of light and shadows.
A dark storm front moves through the Granite Dells but a open spot in the clouds allows just enough sunlight to highlight a central plateau and create a wonderful display of contrasting light.