on a particularly odd day we found ourselves piling into the civic late in the afternoon. we discovered a unique canyon made of conglomerate rock with some well know crags. //aspen's first night in the tent was restless, as was mine, due to her curiosity of experiencing life through the mesh tent ceiling. unzipping the tent revealed what desert natives only imagine a crisp autumn morning entails. the sense of oneness the pups felt with the environment was as strong as the will to spend the day exploring. after breakfast we set out into the depths of the canyon where the pups ran free.
conglomerate stone, I discovered, is not my ideal climbing sediment. we completed some quality rated routes, most longer than the standard pitch in red rock.
i remember snapping photos of what was the most captivating fall scenery i've every experienced, quickly looking to see the outcome, and being disappointed that the depth and vibrance of the canyon were far from the beauty in which I was surrounded.
//candace's description, i agree, is the most accurate way to describe this phenomena: 'if only a photo could capture the way this makes me feel and project it in a such a way that the viewer could understand what i am experiencing right now.'
take heed in continuing to view these photos, as they will only give you a sliver, a mere morsel, of the wonderland we had the privilege of venturing.