Photographer's Note

So what happens when it rains in the desert and the wind blows all kinds of dust into the air at sunset? It makes the rugged Blue Mountains of southern Utah not so blue. Or maybe it just make the sky turn funky colors.

There are actually two peak systems here. The closer mountains are the Blue Mountains. Behind are the wild and lonely peaks of the San Rafael Swell. The highest peak is just below those small clouds at left and is the San Rafael Knob. According to Utah's standards, it's not all that high at just below 8000 feet in elevation, but in this photo, it's the highest peak and is the highest point for about 200 miles around it.

This is really amazing country for hiking and is also popular for four wheel driving, motorcycles and mountain bikers. Me? I'm just in a car headed for Durango Colorado. But I've crawled all over these mountains and canyons in the past and I'm sure I'll do it again in the future. Let me know when you'll be in town, and we'll go together!

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  • Copyright: David Sidwell (dsidwell) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2294 W: 168 N: 1911] (9783)
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  • Date Taken: 2005-08-18
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  • Camera: Sony DSC-f828
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  • Date Submitted: 2005-08-24 0:05
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