miles deep into the Escalante backcountry, but just a short hike from our campsite, part of this canyon switches back at such a hard angle, with such high walls, that it appears as a tunnel or alcove...
there was a bright moon this night, which illuminated the inside of the canyon walls, but also drowned out the stars to some extent... With that much moonlight, high in the sky, 22 minutes was as long as I felt comfortable exposing for...
Luckily, this "river" was but a stream-like trickle during this expedition, as the monsoon season had long since passed...
This was my first time getting out in quite some time, so doing a shot like this was extra special for me...

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