Trip Reports: Two Weeks In The Canyons Of Utah - April 2014

Photos from two weeks of travel and hiking in the deserts and canyons of southern Utah, including the San Rafael Swell, Capitol Reef, Escalante, and Bryce Canyon.

Little Grand Canyon,San Rafael Swell,Utah, photo

Little Grand Canyon

San Rafael Swell, Utah

A spring snowstorm passes over the Little Grand Canyon, through which the San Rafael River flows. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Chimney Canyon,San Rafael Swell,Utah, photo

Clouds Over Canyon

San Rafael Swell, Utah

Storm clouds over a remote canyon in the San Rafeal Swell. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Chimney Canyon,San Rafael Swell,Utah, photo

Storm Over the Swell

San Rafael Swell, Utah

Rain clouds pass over remote canyon country in southern Utah. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Chimney Canyon,San Rafael Swell,Utah, tree, photo

Stormy Juniper

San Rafael Swell, Utah

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Chimney Canyon,San Rafael Swell,Utah,campfire, photo

Campfire Over the Swell

San Rafael Swell, Utah

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Chimney Canyon,San Rafael Swell,Utah,campfire, photo

Drunken Shaman

San Rafael Swell, Utah

Bentonite,San Rafael Swell,Utah, photo

Bentonite Maze

San Rafael Swell, Utah

A labyrinth of colorful bentonite hills. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Bentonite,San Rafael Swell,Utah, photo

Ice Cream Hills

San Rafael Swell, Utah

Psychedelic landscape of raspberry cheesecake hills. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Bentonite,San Rafael Swell,Utah, photo

Bentonite Valley

San Rafael Swell, Utah

Remote desert and bentonite hills in southern Utah. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Capitol Reef,Cathedral Valley,Utah, photo

Cosmic Beacons

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Large-scale light painting amongst the spires of Cathedral Valley. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Capitol Reef,Cathedral Valley,Utah, photo

Temple of the Sun

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Sunrise light in Lower Cathedral Valley. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Escalante, Escalante National Monument, Utah, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, photo

Henry Mountains Sunset

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah

The Henry Mountains rise above the slickrock desert between Boulder and Escalante. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Choprock Canyon, Escalante, Escalante National Monument, Utah, alcove, camping, tent, stars, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, photo

Alcove Camp

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah

Camping under a huge alcove near the Escalante River. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

Choprock Canyon, Escalante, Escalante National Monument, Utah, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, photo

Glowing Passage

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah

Hiking through a deep canyon tributary of the Escalante River. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Choprock Canyon, Escalante, Escalante National Monument, Utah, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, photo

Canyon Bubble

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah

A little whirlpool generates bubbles in a small canyon creek. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Boulder Mail Trail, Escalante, Escalante National Monument, Utah, tent, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, photo

Slickrock Camp

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah

Sunset reflection in a small waterhole at our slickrock campsite along the Boulder Mail Trail. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Boulder Mail Trail, Escalante, Escalante National Monument, Utah, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, photo

Slickrock Sunrise

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah

Sunrise illuminates a sea of slickrock along the Boulder Mail Trail between the towns of Escalante and Boulder. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Death Hollow, Escalante, Escalante National Monument, Utah, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, photo

Death Hollow 6

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah

Hiking through the river in Death Hollow. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

Death Hollow, Escalante, Escalante National Monument, Utah, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, photo

Death Hollow Pond

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah

A calm river pond deep in Death Hollow canyon. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Death Hollow, Escalante, Escalante National Monument, Utah, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, photo

Death Hollow Oasis

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah

A paradisiacal oasis deep in Death Hollow. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Death Hollow, Escalante, Escalante National Monument, Utah, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, photo

Death Hollow 7

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah

Hiking through the river in Death Hollow. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

Bryce Canyon,Utah, national park, photo

Stormy Bryce

Bryce Canyon, Utah

Ominous stormy clouds over Bryce Canyon National Park - April. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Red Canyon,Utah, sunset, photo

Red Canyon Sunset

Red Canyon, Utah

Sunset over Panguitch and the Sevier River valley as seen from Red Canyon. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Red Canyon,Utah, photo

The Coming Storm

Red Canyon, Utah

Ominous clouds signal the approach of a spring storm - April. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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