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White Pocket & Coyote Buttes South Workshop

Published November 30th, 2012

The White Pocket area is a spectacular exposure of red, yellow, pink and white contorted sedimentary rock layers. The bedrock here consists of the Early Jurassic age Navajo Sandstone. The Navajo Sandstone is composed of frosted, well-rounded, fine-to-medium-grained quartz cemented by calcium carbonate. The Coyote Buttes Wilderness is a protected area of simultaneously gnarled, polished and twisted rock. This extraordinary remote area has been overshadowed by the more glamorous and famous Wave (lower right image) which sits in the Coyote Buttes North. That is unfortunate because the South has much more to offer and is one of the most remarkable landscapes on the Colorado Plateau. In order to shoot both locations at sunrise and sunset one must stay overnight, therefore, this workshop tour will run from 12 Noon Friday to 12 Noon Sunday and includes high clearance 4x4 transportation to each location, professional guide services, professional photographic advise, tent, sleeping pad and bag, all meals and water. South Coyote Buttes is a large area and we plan to hike approximately six hours at a leisurely pace on a loop through this area stopping often to capture images. There are no trails through this area so we will be traveling over slick rock and sand as we explore this remarkable landscape. For our morning shoot we will make a shorter trip into several areas known to have good early morning exposures. The White Pocket area is much smaller and can be circumnavigated in 2-3 hours at a leisurely pace of exploration. Travel is relatively easy as it is mostly on rock with only the first two tenths mile over deep sand from the parking area. That mean we will have time to explore during mid-afternoon looking for our shots to return to for sunset and sunrise. These two areas sit relatively close to each other but are extremely remote and difficult to find and get into and out of with no services what so ever available, not even a porta-potty. You need to be comfortable roughing it for a few days in a remote wilderness area if you plan to join us. That said, you will be blown away by some of the most spectacular and bazaar landscape formations you'll likely witness in your lifetime of travels. Due to the additional planning, required permits, remoteness of the location and additional guide services this tour requires a minimum of four adventure minded photographers to make happen. All four participants must be registered by March 31, 2013 for this tour to move forward, so register early. Should we not reach quorum by this deadline full refunds will issued. Heavy rain immediately before or forecasted to arrive during our tour dates will also cancel this tour as roads will be impassable, again; full refunds will be issued. Join us for a one-of-kind photographic weekend found nowhere else on the internet, but here, at Greg Clure Photography Photo Workshop Tours, http://www.gregclurephotography.com/2013-utah-photo-tours.

White Pocket Sunset

My new Photo Workshop Tour to White Pocket and Coyote Buttes South, join me www.gregclurephotography.com/2013-utah-photo-tours.

Volcanic Sky, White Pocket

My new Photo Workshop Tour to White Pocket and Coyote Buttes South, join me www.gregclurephotography.com/2013-utah-photo-tours.

Pocket Reflection, White Pocket

My new Photo Workshop Tour to White Pocket and Coyote Buttes South, join me www.gregclurephotography.com/2013-utah-photo-tours.

White Pocket Sunrise

My new Photo Workshop Tour to White Pocket and Coyote Buttes South, join me www.gregclurephotography.com/2013-utah-photo-tours.

Superman's Shield, White Pocket

My new Photo Workshop Tour to White Pocket and Coyote Buttes South, join me www.gregclurephotography.com/2013-utah-photo-tours.

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