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Escalante and the Waterpocket Fold
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Brendan S
(brendans) - MLife

Locale: Fruita CO
Escalante and the Waterpocket Fold on 04/17/2013 20:38:21 MDT Print View

Lots of photos and report here:

tyler marlow

Locale: UTAH
Awesome on 04/17/2013 21:55:10 MDT Print View

Your blog is pulling me towards the southwest.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Escalante and the Waterpocket Fold on 04/17/2013 22:25:42 MDT Print View



I really enjoyed this. Glad you made things somewhat vague.

If I may offer a couple of suggestions...

I would have enjoyed many of the pictures in actual color. Use black & white on just a few. Others may disagree.

Also, I suggest you use the "Read More" button to break up the posts. This will make your main page much nicer to navigate and really speed up load times. Also check your pixel sizes, load times are lengthy.

But again, very very nice.

ed hyatt
(edhyatt) - MLife

Locale: The North
Re: Escalante and the Waterpocket Fold on 04/18/2013 00:12:39 MDT Print View

Looks great.

Must read up on this area and techniques needed to exploit it.

And I thought the Sierras were a serious contrast to backpacking in Scotland and Europe....

Brendan S
(brendans) - MLife

Locale: Fruita CO
Re: Re: Escalante and the Waterpocket Fold on 04/18/2013 09:16:51 MDT Print View

Thanks all.

Nick, appreciate the feedback. I had intended to figure out how to do the "read more" before this post because I knew it was a big one but didn't have time. Figured it out (easy) and changed it.

I usually see photos mostly in B&W because that's mostly what I've always shot, but I am considering a separate page for photos I want to post that don't really fit into a "trip report".

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Re: Re: Escalante and the Waterpocket Fold on 04/18/2013 10:04:09 MDT Print View

I understand the black & white, especially since that was all that was available when I was young. IMO certain pictures beg for black and white, but for most color is best. As a desert dweller, I appreciate the real colors and at other times like the starkness and shades of gray of b&w.

You can download some photo galleries into Word Press. You might want to click on my website link in my profile and look at the galleries. I haven't spent much time with them and am still learning how to do this stuff; keep in mind that when I was in college hand held calculators were not available... so this computer stuff is new to me -- at least computers without punch cards, and I still use a slide rule :)

Ike Jutkowitz
(Ike) - M

Locale: Central Michigan
re:Escalante on 04/18/2013 10:39:18 MDT Print View

Beautiful job as always.
I'm not a black and white photographer, but I appreciate how they accentuate the patterns in the rock in your photos and the starkness of the terrain. Loved this very much.

Alex H
(abhitt) - MLife

Locale: southern appalachians or desert SW
Nice! on 04/18/2013 12:09:30 MDT Print View

beautiful job Brendan. It is good to hear that the lower Escalante (below Scorpion) is not so bad, we beat the hell out of the willows from Scorpion to Moody last fall.

Leigh Baker

Locale: Northeast Texas Pineywoods
"Escalante and the Waterpocket Fold" on 04/18/2013 18:20:58 MDT Print View


Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
"Escalante and the Waterpocket Fold" on 04/18/2013 20:14:08 MDT Print View

Great images Brendan. I especially like the one featured here...the blocks sitting in the river.
I can't wait to get out there soon. I typically spend about 15 days in the area every summer car camping with my family.

Miles Barger
(milesbarger) - F - M

Locale: West Virginia
Fantastic on 04/18/2013 20:46:55 MDT Print View

Fantastic photos and nice style. Just the right balance of narration and geography vs. vagueness and pure aesthetics.

The Colorado Plateau is a mystical place. You capture that feeling well.

Richard Nisley
(richard295) - M

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Escalante and the Waterpocket Fold on 04/18/2013 21:01:29 MDT Print View


Thank you for sharing your wonderful adventure. Your pictures and narrative were FABULOUS!

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
re: Esca on 04/19/2013 17:32:26 MDT Print View

Awesome TR.

I disagree with everything Nick said.

Jason Elsworth
(jephoto) - M

Locale: New Zealand
Photos on 04/19/2013 17:49:35 MDT Print View

Fantastic photos. I sent a link to some friends of ours who will be visiting the area this year. Needless to say they are now even more excited about there trip.

Tim Drescher
(timdcy) - M

Locale: Gore Range
Re: Escalante and the Waterpocket Fold on 04/20/2013 16:07:31 MDT Print View

I could comment quite a bit here... but I'll save it :)

Good stuff Brendan. Thanks for sharing.

Tom Clark
(TomClark) - MLife

Locale: East Coast
Re: Escalante and the Waterpocket Fold on 04/30/2013 19:12:27 MDT Print View

I really enjoyed the photos and exposure to that area.