The weather station at the Torrey post office told me there had been snow overnight and since it was now a clear blue sky day I thought I might drive out to Cathedral Valley.
Looks like I get first tracks on the Caineville Wash Road
The Queen of the Wash looking majestic as always.
The Temple of the Sun
The Temples of the Sun and Moon.
The Glass Mountain.
The Wayne County Wall. It’s a volcanic dike that sits on the border of Wayne and Emery counties – keeping the rif-raff out for 10 million years – or in…
The Wall of Jericho.
The Emery County side of the Wayne County Wall.
The Wall of Jericho, the three spires are called Mom, Pop and Little Henry (from r to l). This is approximately where John Fremont made camp on his aborted journey through Cathedral Valley, the location is only known due to a daguerreotype taken by the expedition ‘photographer’ Solomon Nunes Carvalho .
This picture is actually from a woodcut made from the original, the artist took some liberties with the perspective. Most of the 300 daguerreotypes taken were lost in a fire. (Woodcuts don’t always make a good backup medium either)
Headed back towards the Henry Mountains
The Blue Cliffs