On our return to Iowa, we camped in a riparian (Part 1), at the Grand Canyon (Part 2), and...even better than that, we tent camped at the Fisher Monuments in a Federal Land Reserve primitive site in Southwest Utah. The landscape reminded me of the stage background if the senior class play at a small country high school was a western:
The northern boundary of our little allotted tent plot was the shore of the Colorado River!
When the sun lowered, we took off into the warm desert and explored the monuments...up close and personal:
They were rather humanoid in appearance and amazingly otherworldly:
This is my current laptop screensaver. I still can't believe we were here. (Actually, the campground had a pit toilet, so it wasn't too primitive.) Mr. B.E. referred to the tree as "The Hanging Tree."
We watched the moonrise over the ridge. There was a fairly strong windstorm that night, but we were snug and safe in our tent.
This was my happiest camping experience on the trip, so I wanted to share it. Stop on over and visit us and I'll show you (ahem) a few other photos from this Utah site.