November 12-14 - Moab & Bluff
November 12-14. I took the opportunity to go to Moab on Thursday and hiked into False Kiva in Canyonlands National Park. I had been there twice before but had been shut out of any significant clouds which are important to the picture. Timing is everything, the clouds were OK, not great, and there was no color at sunset. Nevertheless, I made the photograph shown here. Then it was on to dinner with Bruce Hucko, the inspiration, director and main man behind the Moab Photo Symposium to discuss the workshop on self publishing that I will give at the Symposium April 30-May2.
On Friday, I drove to Bluff to attend a most interesting panel discussion about the stories this summer concerning the possible finding of the remains of Everett Reuss, the desert wanderer who had disappeared as a young man in 1934, somewhere in the canyons of the southwest. The panel was made up of David Roberts---author who had written the piece for National Geographic, Denny Bellison---Bluff resident and Navajo who had discovered the remains, Ron Maldonado---supervisory archaeologist for the Navajo Nation, and acclaimed guide and Bluff local Vaughn Hadenfeldt. For more information on this story, go to http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com/2009/04/everett-ruess/david-roberts-text. And....
It was wild weather both coming and going and I caught a fast moving storm in one of the canyons south of Moab. Then, had snow all the way home from Rifle to Steamboat, where I was greeted with 8” of snow on our deck.