Day 966: Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah WSA – King of Wings

This morning Trish made another tasty breakfast:

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We headed out for another hike in the Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness Study Area, this time looking for the hoodoo known as “King of Wings”.  It was very windy and cold:

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We spotted a few wild horses:

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After a bit we reached the badlands:

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The hoodoo group that contains King of Wings:

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The King of Wings.  This hoodoo supports a dramatically overhanging capstone:

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Photographing it from below yielded some dramatic photographs:

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At least this fellow died in a scenic area:

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We continued on to search for the structure called “Space Spoon”:

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The Space Spoon from a number of angles:

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The vast emptiness of the American West never ceases to amaze me, and I treasure the solitude it provides:

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Selfie time:

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The rolling badlands create abstract patterns:

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So many colors:

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More horses:

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A windmill on the way back:

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We also saw this wild horse along the road:

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We hitched up the RV and drove north to the Angel Peak Scenic Area, a designation well deserved:

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Angel Peak:

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I had hoped to find a dispersed camping location from which I could fly along the canyon rim, but we were unsuccessful, so we overnighted at a nearby gas station.  See the trip map for today’s drive and our current location.

Day 965: Exploring the Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness Study Area
Day 967: Aztec Ruins NM and the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness

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