Photographer's Note

Remember, I recommended running whenever one saw a panicking Navajo tour guide in Antelope Canyon?

Well, here's another occasion when you should RUN and you better take my word for it. It's whenever @ 6 AM (or so) in the morning, at a canyon-side breakfast table, you meet rolex, fine lipstick brandishing retirement-home crowd (and I mean CROWD...) starring with contempt at your dusty hiking boots and the three day 'shadow' on your cheeks...

If you meet THEM, runnn, runnn (Forest!) for the backroads, as fast and as far away as you can from the Zions, Bryces and Grand Canyons!

Backroads... Dusty, dirty, unpopular backroads... backroads with bullet shells competing with pebbles for space on the roadsides, backoads offering encounters with cows, lone rancheros, coyotes and even mudslides that bring your escape plans to a cold, abrupt and muddy stop...

Ahhh... what a relief... The true West, for me!

This particular backroad leads (on good days that is) from the Kodachrome Basin State Park to route 89 in Southern Utah. As we discovered, the road would become impassable very close to route 89 even for SUV's whenever there would be rain.

The shot was taken mid-day, so I apologize for the rude light.

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Additional Photos by Kristaps KL (zmey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 95 N: 1748] (7335)
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