Unseasonably warm weather here in southeast Utah. Spring migratory birds appearing. Three weeks since the last snowfall.
So, I drove up the road that snakes its way up Maverick Point toward the Bear’s Ears Buttes. Wasn’t sure how far up it would be prudent to go yet, but that doesn’t usually prevent me from trying. My trusty Toyota RAV4 with its All Wheel Drive can go a lot of places a 2WD pickup truck can’t. Trust me, I know.
Made it above Maverick Point, but the rest of the way to the Bear’s Ears looked even more sloppy: more mud and snow patches. On a steep grade and with a perilous downhill cliff on the outside, that can give one pause.
Thus comfortably turned around and back down to the Point, I settled in to eat a salad while the sun settled to the horizon. Then got out for photographs and video. That’s why I live here: to be near and take advantage of the best conditions. Which this was.
Photo location: Cedar Mesa, San Juan County, Utah.
© 2015 Stephen J. Krieg