The Lake Powell area has some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Southwest. You may have photographed some of them but you probably never discovered the Road Canyon Ruins, one of the most dramatic ancient Anasazi ruins in the heart of the Cedar Mesa wilderness. Southeastern Utah’s Cedar Mesa and the Grand Gulch Wilderness Area are filled with well-hidden Anasazi ruins. In deep alcoves along the sandstone cliffs of the many remote canyons across Cedar Mesa are at least 1,700 documented Anasazi sites. Some of the most fascinating and most photogenic tall, fluted towers of white sandstone, near the town of Page are included in this issue. Directions to these incredible formations are provided in this issue. Many photographers visit Monument Valley each year, but few ever discover the fantastic view from the top of Hunt’s Mesa. Every time I discover a new panoramic vista in the desert or another Anasazi ruin or a remote desert canyon, I realize there is no end to the beauty to be discovered all around us.
This newsletter contains all the details you’ll need to plan a two-week photo exploration of the Southwest where you can produce a collection of images that will increase your reputation as a photographer. My Photograph America issue #077 - Two Weeks in the Desert, Utah details a two-week itinerary around the Southwest.
Notes and images from Bob Hitchman.