Mesa Arch, Utah.  An exuberant hiker greets the dawning sun from atop Mesa Arch. Yup, that's me, Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park

Hiker atop Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Panorama of the Milky Way over Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Panorama Of The Milky Way Over Mesa Arch

Mesa Arch spans 90 feet and stands at the edge of a mesa precipice thousands of feet above the Colorado River gorge. For a few moments at sunrise the underside of the arch glows dramatically red and orange, Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Mesa Arch at Sunrise, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Sunset at Dead Horse Point Overlook, with the Colorado River flowing 2,000 feet below. 300 million years of erosion has carved the expansive canyons, cliffs and walls below and surrounding Deadhorse Point, Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah

Sunset At Dead Horse Point Overlook, Dead Horse Point State Park

Mesa Arch Sunrise, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Mesa Arch Sunrise

False Kiva at Sunset, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

False Kiva

False Kiva at Sunset, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

False Kiva, Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park panorama

Canyonlands National Park Panorama

Soda Springs Basin from Green River Overlook, Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Soda Springs Basin from Green River Overlook, Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, Utah.

Soda Springs Basin in Canyonlands National Park, snow covered mesas and canyons, with the Green River far below, not far from its confluence with the Colorado River.  Island in the Sky

Soda Springs Basin with snow covered mesas, from Green River Overlook, Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park

Soda Springs Basin from Green River Overlook, Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Soda Springs Basin from Green River Overlook, Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, Utah.

The Milky Way arching over Mesa Arch at night, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

The Milky Way Arching Over Mesa Arch At Night

False Kiva at Sunset, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

False Kiva, Canyonlands National Park

False Kiva at Sunset, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

False Kiva, Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park panorama

Canyonlands National Park Panorama

Mesa Arch spans 90 feet and stands at the edge of a mesa precipice thousands of feet above the Colorado River gorge. For a few moments at sunrise the underside of the arch glows dramatically red and orange, Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Mesa Arch, Island In The Sky

Canyonlands National Park, winter, viewed from Grandview Point.  Island in the Sky

Snow covered mesas, Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park