So it was Christmas day across southeast Utah. Snowing. A dry, powdery snow, so the roads were mostly clear. Pretty easy traveling.
I was using the opportunity to revisit some of the places there I’d not been to in several years. From Bryce Canyon, down to Tropic (wistfully named, it seemed, in the winter weather).
Across the headwaters of the Paria River, so far above its mouth at Lees Ferry on the Colorado River in northern Arizona.
Over to Escalante, a canyon/mountain town I’ve been wanting to get to know much better (maybe this is the year!).
Up and over to Boulder Town and the dazzling Circle Cliffs, at the head of the Burr Trail road.
Up across the much more wintery shoulder of the Aquarius Plateau, looking down on the Waterpocket Fold. And a whole lot more country all around.
Then down to Capitol Reef, so named by the pioneers because it was a formidable, though awesome, barrier of jagged cliffs.
This region is rife with interesting names. The scenery isn’t bad, either.
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