December 14, 2015
October 12, 2015
|On the rim, Horseshoe Canyon. The Great Gallery is about 5 miles down the canyon|
|Faint trail crosses the arid landscape|
From the air, the bends in the Green River create what looks like the rowels (points) of a spur.
|One of the rowels of the Spur as seen from the Moab (east) side of the Green River|
As we neared southernmost rowel of the Spur, the horses were ready for a drink.
|Light Green Tree Marks Water|
|view of Green River from the Spur (west side of the river)|
We did see quite a few jackrabbits, and as we explored a small canyon, we surprised a large owl, probably a Great Horned Owl, which are said to be fairly common in the Canyonlands. The land between Horseshoe Canyon and the Green River, known as The Spur, encompasses well over 50 square miles. All of it is nearly untouched, lonely and wild.