A total of two trips to a few locations along the eastern rim of Island in the Sky and Dead Horse Point yielded some classic but still spectacular sights.
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Soft sunlight caresses the far rim from Dead Horse Point.IMAGE LINK: https://www.flickr.com …731/in/dateposted-public/
Buttes near Island in the Sky by Ryan Maurer on Flickr
...and then explodes over the horizon.
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The walls glow...IMAGE LINK: https://www.flickr.com …683/in/dateposted-public/
Island in the Sky catches the morning sun by Ryan Maurer on Flickr
...as they are the first to catch the rays of a new day.
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Sunrise under Mesa Arch by Ryan Maurer on Flickr
In Island in the Sky, the rays bounce up and make Mesa Arch glow like an ember.
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Schafer Canyon Overlook by Ryan Maurer on Flickr
Rising higher, Schafer Canyon is thrown into stark relief. And the day heats up, and I retreat. (It was 113 that day)