Photography by J.D. Magers

Portfolio Book Image: The Trail

Added on by J.D. Magers.

After shooting Mesa Arch, I drove a little bit further down the road to the main over look which marks the end of Island in the Sky.  At the bottom of an 800 foot drop, there lies the true beauty of Canyonlands.  You can see FOREVER.  And part of what you can see is the wonderful work of water on sandstone.  Erosion is beautiful.  I watched a Jeep slowly drive along the trail.  I remember them getting out at one point and walking towards the edge.  Oh what fun it would be to experience this.  Once you enter this trail, you're committed.  There is no turning around.  You can only go one way.  You also have to sign in at the visitors center so they know you're there.  That way if you don't come out, they can send out the rescue team to try and find you.  Driving this trail just looks fun, and an incredible life experience.  Maybe I should put it on my bucket list?

Canyonlands National Park, Utah