Mid June, dorgzeneye went further up Escalante Canyawn than i’ve ever been — above “the Forks.” Below, the dogs of the forest, or, of the high desert …
One of the rare straight and open stretches of the road ~
Though early summer, it’s still late-spring green, and there was enough water in the stream crossings to cause a bit of concern (possible engine flooding, or truck stalling from some other reason).
Some cactus flowers ~
and a dinosaur bone! This imprint is just under 2 feet long — a small dinosaur, then.
and a watchful blue heron not far from the Gunnison River ~
and RockSea and the hole in the rock
and “JaJa” (Betty has named her Georgia) and the …
a flying-saucer rock ~ (you know, of course, the E-T’s try to disguise their escape pods in the event they need a rapid exit and whatever they came in doesn’t work) … Cowboys & Aliens?
kind of looks like Alfredo Garcia on the right, and the Banda Piedra Gigantesca
and the beginning of yet another shitty day in the paradise of western Colorawdough …