Saturday, February 27, 2010

Johnson Canyon Hike

   Brandon recommended the Johnson Canyon/Arch trail just south of Snow Canyon.  It is only open until March 15 when they close it to hiking because of the wildlife (mostly desert tortoises) and the only water access for the summer months.
Johnson Arch (look closely, because it is backgrounded by rocks)
The water source at the top of the canyon.
I used the timer feature on my camera as I hiked this one alone.
Rocks under water.
Had to hike through some lava rock. This was a very fun hike. Highly recommended if you are in the area October 31 - March 15.

Saturday, we had planned a hike with my Uncle Scott to Purgatory and Babylon (gotta love those names), but got rained out.  Bethany and I went to the Art Show at Dixie college.  This one was my favorite, of clouds in Capitol Reef.  It also won Best of Show and was for sale for $5,000.
This one was my second favorite called Twelve Pears.  I love the color, contrast, texture, movement and energy in a so called "still" life.
This was my third favorite, a pastel portrait of a little cowboy and his dog. This show is well worth going to if you are in the area.  I believe it goes until the end of March.  I definitely want Bob to enter it next year!

1 comment:

Desertbound said...

Glad you had a great time! I wish Scout could have gone with you to the art show. But then again, she has probably already seen it :) Great photos, too!