These images are a culmination of trips to southeastern Utah, from the Book Cliffs and Range Creek, to the Maze, Cedar Mesa, and Paria Canyon.
My first hiking and backpacking trip to this vast area was in 1983.
The trips most often begin on the western slopes of the mountains of Colorado.
This requires a bit of driving to reach the various trail heads.
The driving takes me through several towns as I journey back and forth.
I have seen them change over the years.
The photographs in this set are from three different locations and were recorded from 2011 to 2019.
These images speak to me about loss and hope—the energy of nature, entropy, time, travel, the nature of form,
and the unmistakable light of the Colorado Plateau.
Pictures of what was, what is, and the magic it brings to the present.
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