Desolation Canyon

169 Pictures: 0-20 , 20-40 , 40-60 , 61-80 , 80-100 , 100-120 , 120-140 , 140-160 , 160-169

Desolation StataDesolation Stata (09/02/2002)

Canyon WallsCanyon Walls (09/02/2002)

Green RiverGreen River (09/02/2002)

Overhangin RockOverhangin Rock (09/02/2002)

OverhangOverhang (09/02/2002) This dramatic overhanging rock scoops down toward the river...making a rather interesting looking negative space in the skyline.

Bear and CubBear and Cub (09/02/2002) In recent years, black bears have come down to the river. They are eating catfish that died with the draught.

Bear and CubBear and Cub (09/02/2002) With bears moving into the region, campers will need to start bear proofing their gear in Desolation.

Bear and CubBear and Cub (09/02/2002) They've noticed the strange yellow long floating in the river with an ape like creature balanced on top.

I m outta hereI m outta here (09/02/2002) The cub runs off before I float by

Sewing Machine ArchSewing Machine Arch (09/02/2002) Sewing Machine Arch is one of the noted features of Desolation Canyon in the Green River formation.

Canyon WallsCanyon Walls (09/02/2002)

Sewing Maching ArchSewing Maching Arch (09/02/2002) A very distinctive arch. It is a popular hike for boaters. We were wanting to get a few more miles down this river this trip and floated by.

Sewing Machine ArchSewing Machine Arch (09/02/2002) In Desolation Canyon on the Green River.

Sewing Maching ArchSewing Maching Arch (09/02/2002) A final backlit view of the arch.

Distant TowerDistant Tower (09/02/2002)

Sandy BeachSandy Beach (09/02/2002)

Canyon WallsCanyon Walls (09/02/2002) You spend most of your trip examining canyon walls.

Sandy BeachSandy Beach (09/02/2002) Before the Tamarisk, the Colorado and all western rivers had these fun canyon beaches.

Low WaterLow Water (09/02/2002) At low water, the rapids turn into a pinball game (you are the little silver ball). Don navigates a 10' raft through the rocks.

Green RiverGreen River (09/02/2002)

169 Pictures: 0-20 , 20-40 , 40-60 , 61-80 , 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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