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Monticello, Utah

I spent a week and a half in Monticello, Utah. Nice little town, not a lot going on, nothing at all on Sundays. This was a good thing. I had a programming project that I needed to complete, the only distractions was trying to find food. I finished it. It is exactly what I needed. And now I could leave Monticello. 

Tree

I headed west into Manti-La Sal National Forest, there was a long, twisty route that was just about what I was looking for. Manti-La Sal National Forest, is a well-kept secret and the locals want to keep it that way. It offeres a wide variety of terrain from jush forests to arid canyon lands. One ot the swell bits is the Dark Canyon Wilderness, still a largely unexplored area.

The dirt met the pavement right near Natural Bridges National Monument, so naturally I went in and had a peek.

Rock

Veined Sandstone

Manzanita

Some bleached manzanita.

Canyon View

This is the north end of the Dark Canyon Wilderness area.

Stick

A interesting chunk of wood

Red Cliff

Red cliff feature

Red Butte

Gorge

Sphinx Rock in Natural Bridges National Monument.

Survivor

A tough spot to grow.

Spiral Weathered Log

Baked Branch

Baked Branch

Twisted Wood

Twisted Wood

Sipapu Bridge

This is Sipapu Bridge in Natural Bridges National Monument. This shot is a composite of about eight frames taken from underneath the bridge.

Rustic Ladder

Descending down to the bottom of the canyon is aided at times by some rustic ladders.

Sipapu Bridge

Here is another view of the bridge.

Dragon Rock

A rock that looks like some kind of creature.

Down in White Canyon

Down in White Canyon. Deer Creek coming in from the left.

Comb Ridge looking south.

Comb Ridge Looking north.

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