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Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Utah!

This area spans between Leeds and St. George on the west side of I-15 and offers a great variety of red rock formations in a nearly wilderness setting. It is very close to our home so I have spent much time hiking around in it. The Reserve Headquarters is in St. George, Utah.

©2005 James W. Booher
 
01/16/2005 Red Cliffs
Jan 16, 2005

I am going back through my albums and resurrecting them. I had never entered older albums into Fotki before but I decided to add at least some of them. These photos were taken after a heavy rainfall so appearances are somewhat different than they are under the normally dry conditions. They were also taken with a Konica Minolta Z-2 with 3.0 MP. My less experience is the last excuse I have to offer but it accounts for some of the more obvious quality issues. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 6 years 10 months ago and modified 6 years 10 months ago
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01/17/2005 Red Cliffs
Jan 17, 2005

This is another album that I recently worked up. Again the photos were taken with a different camera and lesser experience. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 6 years 10 months ago and modified 4 years 9 months ago
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02/01/2005 Red Cliffs
Feb 1, 2005

This is an album of resurrected photos that I did not put on Fotki before. It was the second time I had entered the area and I was awe-struck by what I saw. I hope you enjoy viewing it as much as I did seeing and recording it. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 6 years 8 months ago and modified 6 years 8 months ago
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02/03/2005 Babylon Road
Feb 3, 2005

These photos were taken in the Old Babylon Area in the East Block of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Leeds, Utah. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 6 years 7 months ago and modified 6 years 7 months ago
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03/02/2005 North Arch
Mar 2, 2005

These photos were taken in the North Arch and Quail Creek Canyon Areas of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Leeds, Utah. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 6 years 2 months ago and modified 6 years 2 months ago
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10/20/2005 Red Cliffs Recreation Area southwest of Leeds, Utah
Oct 20, 2005

These photos were taken in the Quail Creek Recreation Area near the BLM campground. I was looking for a route to the top of a peak north of Quail Creek but got to impassable rocks, gave up and took a few photos nearby. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 2 years 7 months ago and modified 2 years 7 months ago
©2006 James W. Booher
 
10/27/2006 South Arch Mountain
Oct 27, 2006

The Administrative Office for the Bureau of Land Management Red Cliffs Desert Reserve is in St. George, Utah. This particular part of the Desert Reserve is closest to Leeds, Utah. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 7 years 8 months ago
©2007 James W. Booher
 
01/02/2007 Church Rocks
Jan 2, 2007

The Administrative Office for the Bureau of Land Management Red Cliffs Desert Reserve is in St. George, Utah. This particular part of the Desert Reserve is closest to Washington City, Utah. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 7 years 8 months ago and modified 6 years 9 months ago
©2007 James W. Booher
 
03/24/2007 Cottonwood Hills
Mar 24, 2007

The Administrative Office for the Bureau of Land Management Red Cliffs Desert Reserve is in St. George, Utah. This particular part of the Desert Reserve is closest to Washington City, Utah. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 7 years 8 months ago and modified 7 years 8 months ago
©2007 James W. Booher
 
03/26/2007 Cottonwood Canyon
Mar 26, 2007

The Administrative Office for the Bureau of Land Management Red Cliffs Desert Reserve is in St. George, Utah. This particular part of the Desert Reserve is closest to Washington City, Utah. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 7 years 8 months ago and modified 7 years 8 months ago
©2007 James W. Booher
 
03/27/2007 Cottonwood Canyon
Mar 27, 2007

The Administrative Office for the Bureau of Land Management Red Cliffs Desert Reserve is in St. George, Utah. This particular part of the Desert Reserve is closest to Washington City, Utah. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 7 years 8 months ago and modified 7 years 8 months ago
©2007 James W. Booher
 
03/29/2007 Cottonwood Canyon
Mar 29, 2007

The Administrative Office for the Bureau of Land Management Red Cliffs Desert Reserve is in St. George, Utah. This particular part of the Desert Reserve is closest to Washington City, Utah. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 7 years 8 months ago and modified 7 years 8 months ago
©2007 James W. Booher
 
04/04/2007 Cottonwood Canyon
Apr 4, 2007

The Administrative Office for the Bureau of Land Management Red Cliffs Desert Reserve is in St. George, Utah. This particular part of the Desert Reserve is closest to Washington City, Utah. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 7 years 7 months ago and modified 7 years 7 months ago
©2007 James W. Booher
 
04/10/2007 Red Reef
Apr 10, 2007

The Administrative Office for the Bureau of Land Management Red Cliffs Desert Reserve is in St. George, Utah. This particular part of the Desert Reserve is closest to Washington City, Utah. This was a particularly bad day to photograph plants and flowers because the wind was blowing in strong gusts and some of them are not as focused as I would have liked. I will try again if they are still there on a better day. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 7 years 7 months ago and modified 7 years 7 months ago
©2007 James W. Booher
 
04/17/2007 Red Reef
Apr 17, 2007

The Administrative Office for the Bureau of Land Management Red Cliffs Desert Reserve is in St. George, Utah. This particular part of the Desert Reserve is closest to Washington City, Utah. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 7 years 7 months ago and modified 7 years 7 months ago
©2007 James W. Booher
 
04/25/2007 Red Reef
Apr 25, 2007

The Administrative Office for the Bureau of Land Management Red Cliffs Desert Reserve is in St. George, Utah. This particular part of the Desert Reserve is closest to Washington City, Utah. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 7 years 7 months ago and modified 7 years 7 months ago
©2007 James W. Booher
 
05/01/2007 Red Reef Trail - Quail Creek Canyon Connection to Cottonwood Canyon
May 1, 2007

I had hiked this route several years ago and I was virtually lost after leaving Quail Creek Canyon. It was an exhausting day because I had to walk back to the same place I started from by a different route to get the car. I had made several attempts this year in the last few weeks to find that route by doing it backwards from the Cottonwood Canyon side to no avail. I decided to take another hike through in the same direction I had originally done it except this time I carried a cell phone and my wife was planning to pick me up with her van at Cottonwood Trailhead and drive me the several miles back to the car. This cut some mileage off my trek. It was still a strenuous climb up from Quail Creek Canyon to the divide and a long distance down the Cottonwood side in sandy washes which are difficult to walk in. It was an exhausting day (approaching 90 degrees F, overcast and more humid than usual) and I really should have taken more water with me. After I called her, my wife met me with a 2 liter bottle of Diet Pepsi which burned nicely all the way down. What a day! This album is dedicated to canucks, Rich and Barb. I hope they enjoy it. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 7 years 7 months ago and modified 7 years 7 months ago
©2007 James W. Booher
 
06/13/2007 Quail Creek Recreation Site
Jun 13, 2007

I was looking forward to a nice hike up Quail Creek Canyon Southwest of Leeds, Utah and much to my surprise the drought has caused Quail Creek to dry up with only a few pools still in existence. Disappointed but not deterred, I took these pictures. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 7 years 3 months ago and modified 7 years ago
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12/30/2007 Red Reef
Dec 30, 2007

I spent this beautiful afternoon hiking cross-country and exploring the detailed sandstone erosion patterns in this area. I returned to the car at sunset and included some late afternoon shots which may not have much technical merit but show the magnificence of the colors at this time of day. I dedicate this album to Andy Edwards who has expressed an interest in the red rock country of Southwestern Utah. I am hoping that he can take the time to visit this area in the near future. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 6 years 10 months ago and modified 6 years 10 months ago
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01/10/2008 Red Reef
Jan 10, 2008

I went on a 4-hour hike in the Red Reef Area of the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve. Here are photos of what I saw this day. The album is dedicated to Anne-Marie (Anmali) for her long-standing friendship and support. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 6 years 10 months ago and modified 6 years 10 months ago
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02/12/2008 Cottonwood Hills
Feb 12, 2008

These photos were taken in the Cottonwood Hills Area of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Washington City, Utah. This album is dedicated to Caterina (Ambra2006) in appreciation for the enthusiastic comments she leaves on my contest photos. They are always very uplifting to my spirits no matter whether they are deserved or not. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 6 years 9 months ago and modified 6 years 9 months ago
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02/16/2008 Cottonwood Hills
Feb 16, 2008

I keep exploring further back into Red Cliffs Desert Reserve and have no trouble coming up with new photo opportunities. This album is dedicated to Mike McGill (LesTension) for his interest and comments in some of my previous albums. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 6 years 9 months ago and modified 6 years 9 months ago
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02/19/2008 White Reef
Feb 19, 2008

The White Reef area is where silver was discovered in the sandstone. The mining town of Silver Reef prospered while the mines were producing. Though not as spectacular as the Red Reef there are some unique views to be photographed in this area. I dedicate this album to Tom (Digishotshutterbug) and hope he enjoys the photos. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 6 years 9 months ago and modified 6 years 9 months ago
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02/25/2008 Babylon Road
Feb 25, 2008

I spent the afternoon in the East Block of the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve which is accessed by the sandy Old Babylon Road out of Leeds, Utah. It had rained the day before so the sand was not blowing and it made a harder surface to drive on. My trusty old 1997 Honda Accord got me in and back out of there. This album is dedicated to Peteris (Picha) who has recently become a friend of mine. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 6 years 8 months ago and modified 6 years 8 months ago
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03/03/2008 Babylon Road
Mar 3, 2008

The days I spend in here are full of discovery and red colors. The road in is getting iffy for my car. I creep out when I start spinning the tires in the sand. It will not be long until I can no longer drive in there this year as the drying of the sand makes it looser. I will be able to get in later only if it rains and the sand is damp. I dedicate this album to Merike (Merike), a friend who I admire for her fine photographic work and long-standing support. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 6 years 8 months ago and modified 6 years 8 months ago
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03/05/2008 Babylon Road
Mar 5, 2008

I had another great day in the East Block of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve accessed by the Old Babylon Road north of Leeds, Utah. I am dedicating this album to Peter [ooO(PETER)Ooo]. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 6 years 8 months ago and modified 6 years 8 months ago
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03/11/2008 Cottonwood Hills
Mar 11, 2008

I spent the afternoon hiking and taking pictures in this area accessed by the Cottonwood Hills Trail. I dedicate this album to Lyudmila & Yuliy in appreciation for their continuing friendship and support. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 6 years 8 months ago and modified 6 years 8 months ago
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03/14/2008 Cottonwood Hills
Mar 14, 2008

These photos were taken in an area further away from the trailhead than I had been before. I continue to find natural scenes that amaze me. This album is dedicated to Susana in appreciation of her friendship and support. This album has been completed on no more photos will be added.

Album was created 6 years 8 months ago and modified 6 years 8 months ago
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03/19/2008 White Reef Area
Mar 19, 2008

These photos were taken in the White Reef Area of the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Leeds, Utah. I encountered 4 old abandoned silver mines in this short afternoon of hiking, all with their shafts blocked for safety reasons. This album is dedicated to Marilyn (Velvet7) for her friendship and support. This album has been completed an no more photos will be added.

Album was created 6 years 8 months ago and modified 6 years 8 months ago
©2008 James W. Booher
 
03/25/2008 Cottonwood Hills
Mar 25, 2008

These photos were taken in the Cottonwood Hills Area of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Washington City, Utah. This album is dedicated to Diane (Dianeaub) for her great comments and continuing support. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 6 years 8 months ago and modified 6 years 8 months ago
©2008 James W. Booher
 
03/31/2008 Cottonwood Hills
Mar 31, 2008

These photos were taken in the Cottonwood Hills Area of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Washington City, Utah. This album is dedicated to Orly (Orlyyahalom) in appreciation for her friendship and support. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 6 years 7 months ago and modified 6 years 7 months ago
©2008 James W. Booher
 
04/11/2008 Silver Reef
Apr 11, 2008

These photos were taken in Red Cliffs Desert Reserve near the Historical Community of Silver Reef, now a part of Leeds, Utah. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 6 years 7 months ago and modified 6 years 7 months ago
©2008 James W. Booher
 
04/12/2008 Silver Reef
Apr 12, 2008

These photos were taken in Red Cliffs Desert Reserve near the Historical Community of Silver Reef, now a part of Leeds, Utah. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 6 years 7 months ago and modified 6 years 7 months ago
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04/18/2008 Cottonwood Hills
Apr 18, 2008

These photos were taken in the Cottonwood Hills Area of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Washington City, Utah. This album is dedicated to Lloyd (Lloyd's Journey) in appreciation for his friendship and comments. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 6 years 7 months ago and modified 6 years 7 months ago
©2008 James W. Booher
 
04/27/2008 Red Reef
Apr 27, 2008

These photos were taken in the Red Reef Area of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Washington City, Utah. This album is dedicated to Bev (Nana17) in appreciation for her continuing support and encouragement. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 6 years 6 months ago and modified 6 years 6 months ago
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05/01/2008 Cottonwood Canyon
May 1, 2008

These photos were taken in the Cottonwood Canyon area of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Washington City, Utah. I dedicate this album to a long-time friend Roza (Rozalia421) in thanks for her support over that time. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 6 years 6 months ago and modified 6 years 6 months ago
©2008 James W. Booher
 
05/08/2008 Red Reef
May 8, 2008

These photos were taken in the Red Reef Area of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve near Washington City, Utah. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 6 years 6 months ago and modified 6 years 6 months ago
©2008 James W. Booher
 
05/11/2008 Red Cliffs
May 11, 2008

These photos were taken near the Red Cliffs Recreation Area Southwest of Leeds, Utah. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 6 years 6 months ago and modified 6 years 6 months ago
©2008 James W. Booher
 
05/24/2008 Red Reef
May 24, 2008

These photos were taken in the Red Reef Area of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Washington City, Utah. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 6 years 5 months ago and modified 6 years 5 months ago
©2008 James W. Booher
 
05/27/2008 Red Cliffs
May 27, 2008

These photos were taken in Red Cliffs Desert Reserve Southwest of Leeds, Utah. This album is dedicated to Merike for her imaginative name for the rock in the contest which is # This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 6 years 5 months ago and modified 6 years 5 months ago
©2008 James W. Booher
 
05/30/2008 Cottonwood Canyon
May 30, 2008

These photos were taken in the Cottonwood Canyon Area of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Washington City, Utah. This album is dedicated to Susana who suggested a name for a rock formation in another album and I think it is fitting for photo #30 in this album. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 6 years 5 months ago and modified 6 years 5 months ago
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06/02/2008 Quail Creek
Jun 2, 2008

These photos were taken in Quail Creek Canyon in Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Leeds, Utah. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 6 years 5 months ago and modified 6 years 5 months ago
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10/07/2008 Cottonwood Hills/Cottonwood Canyon
Oct 7, 2008

These photos were taken on a hike through Red Cliffs Desert Reserve from the Cottonwood Hills Area to the Cottonwood Canyon Area both out of Washington City, Utah. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 6 years 1 month ago and modified 6 years 1 month ago
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10/21/2008 Cottonwood Hills
Oct 21, 2008

These photos were taken in the Cottonwood Hills area of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Washington City, Utah. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 6 years ago and modified 6 years ago
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11/13/2008 Leeds & Hurricane
Nov 13, 2008

These photos were taken in Red Cliffs Desert Reserve and at home in Hurricane, Utah. They are intervisible. This album is dedicated to my ex-wife Lynda who has decided to come back home and give it another try. I am overjoyed! This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 6 years ago and modified 6 years ago
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11/23/2008 Dino Cliffs
Nov 23, 2008

These photos were taken in the Dino Cliffs area of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Washington City, Utah. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 5 years 11 months ago and modified 5 years 11 months ago
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11/25/2008 Dino Cliffs
Nov 25, 2008

These photos were taken in the Dino Cliffs area of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Washington City, Utah. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 5 years 11 months ago and modified 5 years 11 months ago
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12/01/2008 Dino Cliffs and More
Dec 1, 2008

These photos were taken in the Dino Cliffs Srea of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve near Washington City and on the way home past Quail Creek Reservoir. The moon shots were taken from home in Hurricane, Utah

Album was created 5 years 11 months ago and modified 5 years 11 months ago
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12/05/2008 Spanish Wash
Dec 5, 2008

These photos were taken in the Spanish Wash area of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Washington City, Utah. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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12/10/2008 Church Rocks
Dec 10, 2008

This album of red sandstone erosion formations will either fascinate you as it does me or will bore you to tears if you don't find these intricate random creations interesting. My wife and I learned a valuable lesson this day (and night). I offered to let her take an unexplored shortcut trail to a place where I would drive to pick her up. I completed the long walk back to the car and drove to the meeting place but she was not there and it was dark with the nearly-full moon the only source of light. It turns out that I had inadvertently sent her into a situation where she "couldn't get there from there". After frantically searching for her in the dark for about an hour I gave up and drove the 7 miles home to call 911 (I had forgotten to take the cell phone). In less than 5 minutes I received a call back that she also had called 911. They made the connection between our stories and I was given an address to pick her up at. After an ordeal of driving wandering streets in an area I was completely unfamiliar with I finally found the address and we drove home. The lesson here was to not make assumptions about shortcut routes and only separate when there are no unknowns. She had done the right things in reacting to the situation, walked a long ways from Grapevine Wash to Coral Canyon with only the moon to light the way and found some wonderful people who would allow her to come into their home and use their telephone. This ordeal is over and the album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 5 years 11 months ago and modified 5 years 11 months ago
©2008 James W. Booher
 
12/12/2008 Church Rocks
Dec 12, 2008

These photos were taken in the Church Rocks Area of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Washington City, Utah. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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01/01/2009 Coral Canyon
Jan 1, 2009

New Year's Day was a beautiful but cool day so we went for a short hike in the afternoon. We parked at the Coral Canyon Community Trailhead, walked up it a short distance and then walked on into Red Cliffs Desert Reserve by passing under the northbound and southbound lanes of I-15 via two large culverts, each about 150' long. That route then joins the Church Rocks Trail, part of the Bureau of Land Management Red Cliffs Desert Reserve system. We returned following the Grapevine Wash under the freeway through another culvert twice as long and even larger than the others) and then followed the Coral Cayon Community Trail back to the car. This was a very enjoyable loop all in and beside Washington City, Utah. This album has been completed on no more photos will be added.

Album was created 5 years 10 months ago and modified 5 years 10 months ago
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01/02/2009 Church Rocks
Jan 2, 2009

These photos were taken in the Church Rocks area of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve which I accessed via Coral Canyon Community Trail, Washington City, Utah. You leave the Coral Canyon Trail when it gets close to I-15 and walk down to the outflow of a culvert and through under the northbound lanes up a hill in the median to the outflow of a culvert under the southbound lanes and through it to the wash beyond the freeway (I call it Coral Canyon Wash). From there it is a short distance on up the wash and up the hill to the Bureau of Land Management trail system for Red Cliffs Desert Reserve (Church Rocks Area). This is a much shorter route to Church Rocks but should be avoided if you are claustrophobic about passing through the culverts both of which are 6' in diameter and approximately 150' long. It gets quit dark upon entry and there is traffic noise from above also. While in the Coral Canyon Wash I met three riders on muleback and they happily posed for me against the red rocks beside the wash. The day was further capped off by a sunset when I arrived home. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 5 years 10 months ago and modified 5 years 10 months ago
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01/14/2009 Church Rocks
Jan 14, 2009

These photos were taken in the Church Rocks area of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve. My wife, Lynda, used her camera for the first time on this visit. She took more photos than I did and they are posted on her site. It was a beautiful day both temperature wise as well as having the typical blue skies. We had the great fortune to see a Desert Tortoise on this visit. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 5 years 10 months ago and modified 5 years 10 months ago
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01/18/2009 Cottonwood Hills
Jan 18, 2009

These photos were taken in the Cottonwood Hills Area of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Washington City, Utah. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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01/27/2009 Little Purgatory
Jan 27, 2009

These photos were taken from the top of a high ridge East of Harrisburg, Hurricane, Utah. Most of them were taken of the Little Purgatory area of the East Block of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Leeds, Utah. This area is as close to a "badlands" as any place in Utah can be. The formations erode very quickly producing very slippery and sticky clays that are unusable for the most part. This vantage point also yields views of two different areas of Zion National Park, the Babylon Area of Red Cliffs and the western outskirts of the spreading city of Hurricane. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 5 years 9 months ago and modified 5 years 9 months ago
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02/03/2009 Church Rocks
Feb 3, 2009

These photos were taken in the Church Rocks area of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve near Washington City, Utah. It was a beautiful day for photography except for the wide contrast in very bright rock and extremely dark shadows in some shots. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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02/06/2009 Church Rocks
Feb 6, 2009

Contrary to the weather on February 2, this was primarily an overcast day with a few brief moments of sunshine. It rained only a few drops and there was a 10-minute period where I quit photographing so as not to get the camera wet. All in all it was a productive day. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 5 years 9 months ago and modified 5 years 9 months ago
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02/11/2009 Bone Wash & Elephant Arch
Feb 11, 2009

These photos were taken from Bone Wash and Elephant Arch Trail in Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Washington City, Utah. It is a long hike because the city has excluded all vehicular traffic on about 2 miles of drivable road up to the trailhead. The reason given for road closure is illegal garbage dumping. It makes for a long trek, thanks to all those who think that public land is a good place to dispose of their garbage. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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02/14/2009 Church Rocks
Feb 14, 2009

Photos 2-6 were taken from our deck. Photo 7 was taken on the way to the Coral Canyon Community trailhead and the rest were taken in the Church Rocks area of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Washington City, Utah. The last photo was taken just before sunset. The album is dedicated to my wife, Lynda, who missed this Valentine's Day hike because of a back injury. This album had been completed and no more photos will be added.

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02/20/2009 Quail Creek Canyon
Feb 20, 2009

These photos were taken in the Quail Creek Canyon area of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Leeds, Utah. I dedicate this album to Lee Hughes, an official of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) at the St. George office, as thanks for his generous help with plant identification via e-mail. I have a book on plants of the Southwest but like all books of this sort the photos are small, some not too clear and there are many gaps in coverage. Lee, a local expert, has helped me where I can't help myself. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 5 years 8 months ago and modified 5 years 8 months ago
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02/22/2009 Quail Creek Canyon
Feb 22, 2009

These photos were taken near the Red Cliffs Recreation Area out of Leeds, Utah on a cloudy day and a few drops of rain fell, not many. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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02/24/2009 Quail Creek Canyon
Feb 24, 2009

These photos were taken near the Red Cliffs Recreation Area, Leeds, Utah on a short visit in the later afternoon. Being a 10-minute drive from home we can go there and get enough photos to make it worthwhile in a very short time. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 5 years 8 months ago and modified 5 years 8 months ago
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02/26/2009 Quail Creek Canyon
Feb 26, 2009

I had about 2 hours before going to Hurricane for an appointment so I decided to use the time near the Red Cliffs Recreation Site, Leeds, Utah. These photos were the result of that short visit. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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02/27/2009 Quail Creek Canyon
Feb 27, 2009

These photos were taken in the bluffs north of the Red Cliffs Recreation Site. Erosion formations continue to fascinate me (obviously). The first 6 photos in the album were taken at the Anasazi Site nearby. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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02/28/2009 Quail Creek Canyon
Feb 28, 2009

These photos were taken from within 1/4 mile of the Red Cliffs Recreation Site in Quail Creek Canyon, Leeds, Utah. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

Album was created 5 years 8 months ago and modified 5 years 8 months ago
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03/03/2009 Red Reef
Mar 3, 2009

These photos were taken in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve Southwest of Leeds, Utah. I am increasingly fascinated by the beautiful artistic natural formations that I encounter. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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03/06/2009 Red Reef
Mar 6, 2009

These photos were taken in the Red Reef Area of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve southwest of Leeds, Utah on a day when the weather changed back and forth fairly rapidly. They are erosion formations with a few others thrown in for variety. Photographing these natural works of art totally fascinates me. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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03/21/2009 Red Reef

These photos were taken on an overcast day in the Red Reef Area of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve southwest of Leeds, Utah. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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03/31/2009 White Reef
Mar 31, 2009

These photos were taken in the White Reef area of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve southwest of Leeds, Utah. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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04/14/2009 Quail Creek Canyon
Apr 14, 2009

These photos were taken in the Quail Creek Canyon of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve southwest of Leeds, Utah. More spring flowers are emerging. The weather was overcast on this day and we got a few drops of rain which only made spots on the sand where the drops hit. We heard some thunder in the distance. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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06/09/2009 White Reef
Jun 9, 2009

I had a few hours available for a short hike so I took the 5-minute drive over th the Prospector Trail and walked along the Whit Reef. These photos are what I saw that afternoon. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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12/26/2009 Grapevine Trail Area, Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Washington City, Utah
Dec 26, 2009

These photos were taken in the Grapevine Trail Area in Red Cliffs Desert Reserve out of Washington City, Utah. I rarely stay on a trail in Red Cliffs because there are so many interesting things to explore and photograph off-trail. I get to know the area better than if I stayed on the trail. It would be hard to get lost after spending so much time in there. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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03/03/2010 Quail Creek Canyon, Leeds, Utah
Mar 3, 2010

This place is about a 10-minute drive from home so it is ideal for a short hike when time is limited. I also like to go here when I know the water is flowing in Quail Creek so that I can take some pictures of the two waterfalls in the creek as it flows out of the slot canyon above. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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03/30/2010 White Reef area of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Leeds, Utah
Mar 30, 2010

These are miscellaneous photos I took on a wildflower search in this area. A few more wildflowers are blooming, the tent caterpillars are getting busy gnawing on the leaves and a few lizards are scurrying about in the rocks. I added a few photos of myself out there. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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04/23/2010 Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Leeds, Utah
Apr 23, 2010

These photos of wildflowers and rock formations were taken during a brief break in the weather in the later afternoon. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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04/25/2010 Historical Orson Adams Stone House Area
Apr 25, 2010

These photos were taken in the Prospector Trail and Historical Orson Adams Stone House area. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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08/10/2010 Red Cliffs Recreation Area Southwest of Leeds, Utah
Aug 10, 2010

These photos were taken immediately upstream from the Bureau of Land Management Red Cliffs Recreation Area. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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08/12/2010 Quail Creek Canyon, Leeds, Utah
Aug 12, 2010

These photos were taken on a follow-up visit to the area upstream of the Red Cliffs Recreation Area in Quail Creek Canyon southwest of Leeds and on the return trip home to Harrisburg, Utah. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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10/10/2010 East Block of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Babylon Road, Leeds, Utah
Oct 10, 2010

After an enjoyable six weeks in the Southeastern part of the US I felt the necessity to visit my red rock country even though I am a long ways from finishing up the eastern photos. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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01/17/2011 Red Cliffs Wilderness Area Southwest of Leeds, Utah
Jan 17, 2011

I took these photos a few days after arriving back home in Utah. The country is as beautiful as ever - needed my "fix" of red! This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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01/31/2011 Red Cliffs Wilderness Area Southwest of Leeds, Utah
Jan 31, 2011

These photos were taken on the ridge across from my home in the Historical Community of Harrisburg, now part of Hurricane. There were clouds in the sky that dimmed the light frequently so not all the photos are bright in total. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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03/01/2011 Spanish Wash Area, Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Washington City, Utah
Mar 1, 2011

These photos were taken in the Church Rocks Area and the Spanish Wash Trail Area of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve. Access to these area is from a trailhead in the Coral Canyon Housing Development through 2 large culverts; one under both the northbound and southbound lanes of I-15. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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03/11/2011 Spanish Wash Area
Mar 11, 2011

These photos were taken in the Spanish Wash area of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Washington City, Utah. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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04/06/2011 Quail Creek Canyon, Leeds, Utah
Apr 6, 2011

After coming home from Arizona I was glad to be able to show Trish the beginning of the Quail Creek Canyon Trail and share a beautiful sunset from my deck. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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10/31/2011 Spanish Wash, Washington City, Utah
Oct 31, 2011

Not having visited Red Cliffs Desert Reserve in months, it was refreshing to get back out there. Temperatures have dropped to levels that are ideal for hiking. Here are my photos from that day. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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03/27/2012 Cottonwood Hills Area of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Washington City, Utah
Mar 29, 2012

When I have a few hours I like to hike and take photos in Red Cliffs Desert Reserve which is a short 15-minute drive from home. These photos were taken in the later afternoon. I try to cover a new location on every visit. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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05/16/2010 Cottonwood Hills & Prospector Trails
May 16, 2010

These phptps were taken in the vicinity of the Cottonwood Hills Trail and Prospector Trail and the area between them Northeast of Washington City, Utah. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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05/27/2010 Red Reef Area, Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Washington City, Utah
May 27, 2010

These photos were taken while hiking into the Red Reef Trail area following the edge of the ridge south of the wash and eventually crossing the ridge over into the Cottonwood Canyon Trail area. It was a beautiful day for hiking and taking photos. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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02/10/2012 Cottonwood Hills, Washington City, Utah
Feb 10, 2012

These photos were taken on a short late afternoon hike in the Cottonwood Hills Area, Washington City, Utah.

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04/08/2012 White Reef Area
Apr 8, 2012

I decided to follow the ridgetop of the White Reef to points north of where I had been before closer to Leeds and Silver Reef. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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04/21/2013 Spanish Wash in Red Cliffs National Conservation Area, Washington City, Utah
Apr 21, 2013

These photos were taken on a fine afternoon in the desert not far from my home. Access is through two large culverts (large enough to comfortably walk through) under the Northbound and Southbound lanes of I-15 near Utah MP16. It was a great day even though I got my first sunburn of the year. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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09/01/2013 Red Cliffs Recreation Area in Quail Creek Canyon
Sep 1, 2013

This area receives a lot of our attention since it is so close to home. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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09/16/2013 Babylon Area of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve
Sep 16, 2013

Here is a set of photos taken in the later afternoon in a very colorful part of Red Cliffs. Access is by a dirt road from Leeds even though much of the area is very close to Hurricane, Utah. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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04/08/2014 Babylon Road Area of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Leeds, Utah
Apr 8, 2014

Getting in to this area is less of a problem with our F-150 4WD. Being able to drive on the sandy roads shortens the walk considerably. The beauty remains the same. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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04/12/2014 Babylon Road Area of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Leeds, Utah
Apr 12, 2014

We visited the Sand Cove area of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve again. This album has been completed and no more photos will be added.

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