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Old 06-06-2017, 09:40 PM   #1
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Trip to Bear's Ears National Monument

I took a drive up to Utah for Memorial Day weekend and camped in Bear's Ears National Monument. Here are a few from the trip.

Monument Valley and the San Juan River goosenecks as seen from Muley Point





My tent in Valley of the Gods





San Juan River, Mexican Hat, Utah



House on Fire Ruins, Mule Canyon, Bear's Ears National Monument



Agathla Peak, Kayenta, AZ

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Old 06-07-2017, 10:57 AM   #2
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Fantastic series, Ian!

Hard to pick a fave, since you offer so many different scenes and they are all wonderful. What a terrific place to shoot in!

I like the exaggerated sense of isolation from the lone tent in the Valley of the Gods shot. The shadow is terrific here!

Another standout for me is the House on Fire Ruins - amazing rockface!

Looks like Bears Ears is firmly on the bucket list now.

Great work!
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Thanks, Terri. My initial goal was to shoot the House on Fire (an Anasazi ruin) as I had seen pix of it before. I knew nothing about the area and didn't realize it was in Bear's Ears until I started googling. This is one of the National Monuments that Obama created at the end of his term and that Trump is trying to de-list. It is an amazing area (a bit north of Monument Valley) with lots to see. I want to get back soon.
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Here are the Bear's Ears from whence the place gets the name ...

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Here are the Bear's Ears from whence the place gets the name ...


I love this view, and think it's an apt name for the place!

Yes, it's supposed to be protected now as a National Monument, but then the current administration does not seem to have much interest in environmental concerns. To put it mildly.
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Holy cow, what an interesting spot!! I'd love to see those caves some day, and of course the iconic Monument Valley of western movies. Your photos are so lovely and crisp...feels like I'm almost standing there beside you.
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Wonderful photos, Ian. And yes, Bear's Ears NM is threatened. You show us why it shouldn't be.
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