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Confluence

This is the Confluence, where Wire Pass meets Buckskin Gulch.  Walking out of the slot we feel as though we've walked through a narrow hallway only two feet wide in some places into a massive sun room with no roof... Ravens sore above our heads, sometimes perching on ledges on the wall.

 

Looking back... this is the slot we walked out of...

 

photoblog image 2017 Anniversary Trip 38b.jpg

 

photoblog image 2017 Anniversary Trip 25b.jpg

Confluence

This is the Confluence, where Wire Pass meets Buckskin Gulch.  Walking out of the slot we feel as though we've walked through a narrow hallway only two feet wide in some places into a massive sun room with no roof... Ravens sore above our heads, sometimes perching on ledges on the wall.

 

Looking back... this is the slot we walked out of...

 

photoblog image 2017 Anniversary Trip 38b.jpg

 

photoblog image 2017 Anniversary Trip 25b.jpg

comments (17)

a fine job of making that chap look really short wink another fine image of these slot canyons. interesting that there are still patches where the vegetation manages to hang on, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks, Ayush! Six foot two down to... an inch... smile
It never ceases to amaze me that plants will grow on cliffs like this... all it takes is a spot or crevice where water and sand can collect. And voila! You have a plant! smile
What a wonderful space...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Truly. I LOVE it! We sat on a log across from this (about where I was standing), and enjoyed our lunch.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Jan 2018, 03:23
Your Frank is little, heh!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Amazing how he appears so, here!
The things you do and see not so far from where you live!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: We are more than blessed!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 3 Jan 2018, 06:05
Did you have to walk back the same way through the slot, Elizabeth. The magnitude takes the breath away
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: You can either veer to the left out of the confluence... it widens into a wider canyon - as opposed to a slot. And while beautiful, we've done it before and we prefer the narrows. Or you can keep going to the East, following the narrows for 15 miles to the Paria River. Or turn around and go back. It is amazing how you see different things upon the return, though. The sun in a different spot, etc.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 3 Jan 2018, 06:28
Frank is reduced to the size of a midget in this cavern..
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Isn't that something!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Jan 2018, 07:23
How little are the humans! The rockscape is really magnificent!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It's wonderful to feel so small! I just LOVE these landscapes - the colors and patterns of the rocks and cliff walls!
The colours in the rock are beautiful E
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I completely agree, Bill! I have a million photos of them!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Jan 2018, 08:08
Ravens... and vultures, too, probably smile Frank shows just how vast this space is. That;s home overhang to the rock, too.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: And California Condors! smile
I just had to include him for scale- otherwise you just have no idea.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 3 Jan 2018, 08:24
The scale of this is tremendous.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I couldn't get it all in the frame!
Impressionnant et magnifique à  la fois ...
Je voudrais Elisabeth te presenter mes meilleurs voeux pour cette nouvelle année et surtout beaucoup de partages ...
Amitcalement
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It's one of our favorite places, Claudine!
Thank you so much - and I hope you have a healthy and happy year, and yes - with lots of photos and sharing! smile
Love the angled strata. Are the holes from cliff swallows?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I've seen no evidence of nesting here - the holes are just more erosion evidence.
Knowing that Frank is quite a tall guy this really shows just how large this is. The striations and layers in the overhang are magnificent.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: And I didn't even come close to getting it all in the frame!
It's a wonderful place, Brian!
Beautiful, always these impressive red walls
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Claudio - I so love it here!
Good use of Frank here to illustrate the size of this outcrop
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks Martin! He comes in handy, for scale and high shelves! smile
Stunning!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you!
  • Penny
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Jan 2018, 21:28
What an amazing place, Elizabeth. Great pics too.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: One of our favorite spots, Penny! Thank you!
Nice to hear from you - I hope you have a wonderful new year!

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