After the raft trip I took in Utah last month, my husband and I headed to Moab to check out their Pasta Jay’s restaurant (no wait!) and Arches National Park. I had been to Arches once before, but had my dog with me, so didn’t really get in a whole lot of exploring. This time I did the 7 mile Devils Garden Primitive Loop hike, spending hours in the fresh desert air while thinking about Edward Abbey’s book Desert Solitaire and contemplating how on earth the rock formations were formed. Utah is a strange place.
Of course, I took a lot of photos even though I had my old camera and its kit lens and even though I am not a huge fan of landscape photography. (I always think, if you are going to do landscape photography, you need a large format camera and sheet film!) But who wouldn’t want to capture the strange shapes and vibrant colors of the Utah landscape?!
This photo is a scan from film taken in May of 2005. It turns out that I have a thing for this stretch of roads and rock formations! I wish we had these awesome storm clouds on the recent visit.
A deer crossing sign. Since I saw some antelope(s?) in Utah, I was wishing for an antelope crossing sign for my Phish nerds!
All images © Susannah Storch 2011