Collins Canyon

Sunday, March 3, 2013

On Sunday morning I was up shortly before sunrise and quickly taking down camp so I could get an early start on the hike. I wasn’t planning on taking any photos at sunrise, but when I saw the sky start to light up I quickly grabbed my camera out of the Jeep and ran over to the nearest outcrop of sandstone above my camp. I’m glad that I did!

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Grand Flat Sunrise by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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Pothole Sunrise by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

The distant cliffs were lit up intensely for just a moment and I’m glad I was able to catch it.

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Momentary Light by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

When I reached the Collins Canyon trailhead after a short drive, the sun broke through the clouds briefly. After this I wouldn’t see sunlight again until I was hiking back.

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Collins Morning by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

There were plenty of pictographs to be found along the way.

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Three by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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Red Sheep by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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Big & Small by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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More Hands by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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Birdhead by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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Carry the Bird by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

I spotted these two granaries high above the wash and managed to find a way up to them.

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Two Granaries by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

A reflection of The Narrows in a pool of water just beyond the small slot.

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Narrows Reflection by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Hiking back up along a large dryfall in Collins Canyon when the overcast sky finally started to clear up.

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Collins Dryfall by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

I also visited an old cowboy camp that had many relics left over from the early 1900’s.

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Can & Jars by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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One Pound Ground by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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