It's Outward Bound 2001 CUL174. We started off at the Moab, Utah base camp. It took us about 2 hours to get into Canyonlands National Park.
We were given a prep talk at the visitor center about the delicate desert condition in Cnayonlands. There was a special bioecological
phenomenum that bacteria grows on sandy soil. It would create a hard crown covering the valuable soil, protecting th water from
It was hot and dry. Even though the desert colour wasn't that attractive, the rock formation was great. We were hiking on sandy rock
most of the time.
Let's load up
Before we started
Ken, give me a hand.
There were ancient markings on these 3 walls
Who's this guy?
Are we lost?
There's life in this desert.
Let's go up!
We're going up this valley
Half way up
Almost on the top
One of the high point of this trip was to hike up this valley to reach the top. It was one of the highest elevation in the Park.
We were having fun climbing up the valley, and at last we enjoyed our views at the top.
Just another 150 feet vertical
Dave, you are doing good.
Wow, we're on top
Man, I love it
High point of my day
It's pitch black when we headed back to camp Forgot our headlamps
Our scarce watersource
I am watching you, buddies!
This rock face picture was the most amazing one I took so far. It mimicked a human face, overlooking our trail as if the Godness was watching out
for us. We started to see more vegetation as we crossed to the "Plains", where water could be drawn from Green River.
My pack is still so big, why?
See the pass behind us.
We were going to camp up high tonight, and cross over to the other side tomorrow.
Finally we found our high camp.
My solo night
We went by this rock face
Our tent city
Quite roomy inside
Lookig back what we went through.
Looks like one of those on Easter Island
My signature shadow
Does it look familiar? Athlete's Feet?
Green River, Colorado
What I remembered about this trip? The human rock face, the athletic foot rock, eating a lot of mozzarella cheese and carrying
9 litre water in my backpack.