Desolation Canyon

169 Pictures: 0-20 , 20-40 , 41-60 , 60-80 , 80-100 , 100-120 , 120-140 , 140-160 , 160-169

Diving into the RiverDiving into the River (09/02/2002) Okay, my digital camera can't capture action shots. I believe the strange shaped thing on the river's edge is a person diving into the water.

Blue Heron Takes to FlightBlue Heron Takes to Flight (09/02/2002) You spend the day chasing blue herons down the river. They will never let you get close enough to take a really good picture. But they are beautiful birds.

Distant CanyonsDistant Canyons (09/02/2002)

Canyon CliffCanyon Cliff (09/02/2002) You'd hurt yourself if you fell of that cliff. There is a really nice beach at the base of the picture.

CampCamp (09/02/2002)

Camp PhotoCamp Photo (09/02/2002) An attempt to take a camp photo at night.

CampCamp (09/02/2002) Trying the camp photo with a flash.

Desolation CampDesolation Camp (09/02/2002)

Canyon WallsCanyon Walls (09/02/2002)

Canyon WallsCanyon Walls (09/02/2002)

Balanced RockBalanced Rock (09/02/2002)

Green RiverGreen River (09/02/2002) View from the Green River

Desolation WallsDesolation Walls (09/02/2002)

Sandstone WallsSandstone Walls (09/02/2002)

Boat ChallengedBoat Challenged (09/02/2002) The River has an SPF rating of 50+. It is good to take a break from the sun. This is one of the few places where it was too deep to stand.

Floating HeadsFloating Heads (09/02/2002) There's strange debris floating in the river.

Canyon AlcoveCanyon Alcove (09/02/2002) The canyon walls form an alcove.

Canyon WallsCanyon Walls (09/02/2002)

Leaning RockLeaning Rock (09/02/2002)

Canyon WallsCanyon Walls (09/02/2002)

169 Pictures: 0-20 , 20-40 , 41-60 , 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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