Desert trap

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Desert trap

Blame it on temptation; Utah adventure wasn’t in forecast
From our campsite we can see the all-too-familiar sight of storms brewing around Beef Basin.
The truck, with its new mountain-shaped scratch in the camper shell, pauses at the top of Bobby’s Hole.
The truck, with its new mountain-shaped scratch in the camper shell, pauses at the top of Bobby’s Hole.
A layer of slushy snow greets us at camp on a chilly Tuesday morning. The vital question: How much snow fell 2,100 feet higher?
Feathery ice crystals decorate the hood of the truck on a Monday morning.
Hail accumulates on the windshield at our campsite. This was not the relaxing desert trip we’d envisioned.
In our one window of sunny weather, we hiked into this deep, twisting canyon that empties into the Colorado River.
In our one window of sunny weather, we hiked into this deep, twisting canyon that empties into the Colorado River.
An unnamed balanced rock is among the roadside attractions near Canyonlands National Park.

Desert trap

From our campsite we can see the all-too-familiar sight of storms brewing around Beef Basin.
The truck, with its new mountain-shaped scratch in the camper shell, pauses at the top of Bobby’s Hole.
The truck, with its new mountain-shaped scratch in the camper shell, pauses at the top of Bobby’s Hole.
A layer of slushy snow greets us at camp on a chilly Tuesday morning. The vital question: How much snow fell 2,100 feet higher?
Feathery ice crystals decorate the hood of the truck on a Monday morning.
Hail accumulates on the windshield at our campsite. This was not the relaxing desert trip we’d envisioned.
In our one window of sunny weather, we hiked into this deep, twisting canyon that empties into the Colorado River.
In our one window of sunny weather, we hiked into this deep, twisting canyon that empties into the Colorado River.
An unnamed balanced rock is among the roadside attractions near Canyonlands National Park.
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