View of Devil's Garden from the trail junction

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Comments (8)

Matthew Walters on July 7, 2008

Great shot Ryan. I love the lead-through from the erosion in the canyon walls.

Ryan Calhoun on July 7, 2008

Thanks Matthew. It was a good place to climb up and get a view back where the trail had come.

Ryan Calhoun on July 7, 2008

Thanks Gerry. Nope, no soil. Just sand and rock, and that must be enough for a few small trees here and there.

Ryan Calhoun on July 8, 2008

Thanks Hamza! Cheers, Ryan

© LK Kelley on July 9, 2008

It does give me a feeling of almost - well, nothingness, but is so filled with things to see. Again, you have used the foreground to help balance the distance of the Devil's Garden. There do appear to be more trees, and yet, even with this living part, it still seems as if they shouldn't really be there particularly because of the name of the garden! Great shot!

Ryan Calhoun on July 10, 2008

Thanks Kim. It's a really interesting place. Both Devil's Garden and the Fiery Furnace have a few arches, but are mostly huge rock fins with narrow canyons between.

Marilyn Whiteley on July 12, 2008

This is a spectacular set of photos, Ryan. Thanks for take me there--and to places I didn't get to go.


Ryan Calhoun on July 13, 2008

Thank you Marilyn. The terrain on this trail, especially near the end, was pretty steep and rough. Lots of big giant steps and long sloping rocks to climb over. At one point, you have to climb up a rock fin and walk along the top. It's a place where you have to be careful no matter how good or bad your knees might be. Lucky I have hiking boots that stick very well to sandstone without slipping. I saw more than one person having quite a bit of trouble negotiating the trail. I'm happy to show you some of the scenes from back in these places.


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 6, 2008
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    by Ryan Calhoun
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
    • Taken on 2008/06/22 19:51:42
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 17.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/14.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash