We wandered up the big canyons: Hovenweep, Sand Canyon, the ruins of Cajon. People lived here once, then had to move. It happens to everyone. Or it doesn't. Life is uncertain.
As much as I disparage road trips, they do open my eyes. I travel for work frequently, but those are quick, conference room trips, with occasional weekends to dip into the wilderness. My vacations in the past four years have all been spent hiking on long trails. It's been a long time since I drove through a town and thought: You know what? I could live here.
|Hovenweep. Life centered around water and the lack of it.|
|The big Utah landscape. You can see forever, a fact you forget when you live in a place with bountiful trees.|
|Bighorn sheep at a deserted campground near Flaming Gorge.|
|Looking off the edge of the world|