in March, after the break in the long Canadian Winter, I begin to dream about
Southern Utah's Canyonlands National Park,
a place that I first visited 25 years ago.
visit the park during the spring, April to May, and fall, September to October,
seasons -- times of moderate temperatures (60 - 90 degrees F).
Anasazi , a people who made their homes and dreamed
their drams in the canyonlands prehistory, left records of their dreams in the
form of rock art and ruins. Today's
visitors enjoy it in a variety of ways including hiking, rafting, biking, 4-wheeling,
photographing, ruin visiting, and just plain driving through and looking. My preference
is day hiking with a small pack.
there are the usual conflicts between the various users -- I think that each visitor
can not help but experience the special spirit of Utah's canyonlands parks.
links at the right contain photographs and information about Canyonlands National
Park and the written expressions of some of the many canyonlands visitors who
have left records in the forms of pictographs, petroglyphs, stories, photographs,
art, poetry, notes on flora and fauna, geology guides, travel services, and pleas
for help in conserving portions of this great region.
free to contact me if you would like information
about visiting these regions. I
hope that you enjoy this virtual visit and real journeys in Utah's Slickrock Country.