I first learned its existence from the April 2006 issue of National Geographic magazine. Today, I still regard Michael Melford's original shot as one of the most stunning photographs I have ever seen. I made my first attempt to Reflection Canyon in April 2013, when the water level dropped down below 3600' again, which was low enough for a decent photo but the rock fin in the middle was still underwater and barely visible. The water level has dropped another 20' this spring, so I came back and made a successful revisit. By leaving the motel in Escalante 2 hours before sunrise, I was able to start the long hike at daybreak. It was cloudy and even overcast at times on my way in. When I reached the spot everything was in a pale, grayish cast. Plus, gusty wind disrupted every corner of the water surface, there was only a not-so-colorful canyon without any reflection. However, my effort and patience were finally paid off. The sky turned clear and the water became calm in the next two hours, giving me the decisive opportunity to capture Reflection Canyon at its best.