Bottoms Up

Beginning in the foothills of Utah’s Abajo Mountains, White Canyon starts its journey toward Lake Powell as most canyons do, with a series of  tiny feeders and trickles that ultimately close in on a common stream course. As the soft Cedar Mesa sandtone is slowly gouged away by running water, a tremendous Utah canyon is born. Harboring numerous geological anomolies (even for Utah), certain sections of White Canyon defy human imagination. White Canyon is a natural wonder to say the least.
  • Classic sandstone narrows.
    Classic sandstone narrows.
  • Camp chair, guitar and perfect desert weather. What else is there?
    Camp chair, guitar and perfect desert weather. What else is there?
  • Cold chillin’ in White Canyon.
    Cold chillin’ in White Canyon.
  • Contemplating a sublime stretch of passage.
    Contemplating a sublime stretch of passage.
  • Jefferson Airplane light show? Nope, the walls of White Canyon.
    Jefferson Airplane light show? Nope, the walls of White Canyon.
  • The not-so-glamorous reality of canyon exploration.
    The not-so-glamorous reality of canyon exploration.

In this week's issue...

January 25, 2024
Bagging it

State plastic bag ban is in full effect, but enforcement varies

January 26, 2024
Paper chase

The Sneer is back – and no we’re not talking about Billy Idol’s comeback tour.

January 11, 2024
High and dry

New state climate report projects continued warming, declining streamflows