Desolation Canyon

169 Pictures: 0-20 , 21-40 , 40-60 , 60-80 , 80-100 , 100-120 , 120-140 , 140-160 , 160-169

Wild HorsesWild Horses (09/02/2002) I really need a better zoom lens to capture these things

Side CanyonSide Canyon (09/02/2002)

Side CanyonSide Canyon (09/02/2002)

Side CanyonSide Canyon (09/02/2002)

Floating the RiverFloating the River (09/02/2002) A gentle scene of the canyon walls and river beaches.

On the RiverOn the River (09/02/2002) The upper canyon walls (in the Green River Formation) are a french gray with a subtle color distinctions in the different layers.

The Big BoatThe Big Boat (09/02/2002) Bert with his harem.

Canyon BattlementsCanyon Battlements (09/02/2002) The upper band of the formation had broken into large cracked blocks...making the canyon walls appear as fortified medeivel wall.

Lone ButteLone Butte (09/02/2002) A butte towers above the Green River waters.

SlantedSlanted (09/02/2002) Its hard taking pictures from a small inflatable kayak. Mental note. Straighten picture...

Canyon WallCanyon Wall (09/02/2002) you can see statification in the Green River Formation

Canyon CliffsCanyon Cliffs (09/02/2002)

Desert FormationDesert Formation (09/02/2002)

More BirdsMore Birds (09/02/2002) This is about as close as I am going to get before my yellow duckie scares the birds away.

River CompanionsRiver Companions (09/02/2002) A few ducks swim by.

My Boat is SmallMy Boat is Small (09/02/2002) My boat on a beach in Desolation Canyon. The hint of green on the beach in Tamarisk. This beach will likely disappear in a few years.

Desolation at DuskDesolation at Dusk (09/02/2002) Looking down river from our beach camp. Other than the mosquito infested swamp, a very lovely place to spend the night.

Green RiverGreen River (09/02/2002)

SevylorSevylor (09/02/2002) I am on the big boat on the third day as we head into the heart of darkness

Rafting the GreenRafting the Green (09/02/2002) The Sevylor inflatable kayak is about the right size boat for this river at this time of year.

169 Pictures: 0-20 , 21-40 , 40-60 , 60-80 , 80-100 , 100-120 , 120-140 , 140-160 , 160-169

This is a set of pictures that I took while floating Desolation Canyon in late August 2002. The pictures are ordered from the top of the river to the bottom. There is well over a hundred pictures in this set. I present them in blocks of twenty.

We had three boats...a 16' raft and a 10' raft. I was in an Inflatable Kayak. We saw a great variety of wildlife along the shores including bears, wild horses, bighorn sheep, blue herons and the every illusive "feral cow."

Sea Eagle 330 -- The Go Anywhere Kayak For 2

Context: Desert

Utah State (53 pictures) Desolation Canyon is on the Green River in Eastern Utah. The caynon is in one of the largest sections of the United States not bisected by a road.

Rivers (1 pictures) The Green River is one of the major water ways in the Western US. Its headwaters are in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming. It flows through Flaming Gorge Reservoir and cuts through Colorado and Utah before reaching the Colorado River.

Interstate 70 (51 pictures) The take out from Desolation Canyon is about 10 miles north of the East Exit for I70 in Green River, Utah. (About 50 miles north of Moab.

Colorado River (96 pictures) The Green River eventually flows into the Colorado River south of Desolation Canyon.


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