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19-22 December 2011
This winter, my sister Emily joined me on a road trip from Eugene to Albuquerque. We spent two nights camping and taking photos in the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park.

The Island, a high plateau isolated between the confluence of the Green and Colorado rivers, is typically the most crowded area of the park. There were even plenty of people here on the solstice - but with lows in the 20s, Emily and I didn't have much competition for camping sites.

We visited Mesa Arch, Aztec Butte, Whale Rock, the Upheval Dome, and various overlooks around the island rim. After one day of clear weather, a winter storm chased us out of the park.
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