|Escalante Landscape - Utah 2012|
After leaving Bryce Canyon, Mike ventured eastwards towards Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. This is an immense area full of cliffs, ravines and canyons which one could easily dedicate a number of weeks to explore. But Mike only had a few hours.
By then, the angle of the sun was no longer providing the early morning light seen in Bryce.
This national monument was established by President Clinton in 1996. Of course his action was controversial.