The Janke Family

Canyonlands Photos

I found bins of old photos in Mom’s basement, I took some of them and have been slowly digitizing them to preserve them, also so all who wish a copy can enjoy them. The following photos are some photos of a “slightly” younger me ๐Ÿ™‚ in Canyonlands National Park with Mom and Dad, and Doctor Dave. The Jeep photo is in Salt Creek. The lead Jeep is Rick and Tina, followed by The Yankee Dollar (Linda) and Paul, then you can see The Grizzly Bear (Grandpa Lee) bringing up the rear. The group photo (Granny is sitting on the sand, bottom right) is at the Squaw Flats group camp site where we would always camp, which is in the Needles District of Canyonlands. Canyonlands National Park itself is 527 square miles of very remote, very beautiful high desert plateau back country. The park itself is broken up into three distinct land districts. Island in the Sky, the Needles, and the Maze District. The districts are divided by the Colorado and the Green Rivers. These two rivers confluence (join or converge) in the park. The Elephant Hill trail (in the Needles District), through Devil’s Pocket, Devil’s Lane, down the Silver Stairs, and a short hike will take you to an overlook of the Colorado & Green confluence that will take your breath away. Not to mention give you butt tingles. It is about a 1200 sheer face cliff down to the river, no safety rails! Be very careful!

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