Uinta Mountains
Uinta Mountains

As part of the Wasatch National Forest,  these are the Uinta Mountains to the east of Salt Lake City Utah and on the border of the First Nations Uintah-Ouray Reservation.  These are rugged mountains with an east-west trending range that dips slightly into southern Wyoming as seen in this image below.  As a sub-range of the Rocky Mountains, they are unusual for being the highest range in the contiguous United States running east to west. This mountainous wilderness is the traditional homelands of the First Nations Ute Tribes from which the state name of Utah is derived.  The Utes

Posted on April 02, 2018 by Skypilot in Utah

In this image lensed late in the afternoon while flying and skirting around a storm in the Four Corners area in Utah along the Arizona border, the mysterious and otherworldly landscape of Monument Valley glows with a purple hue under the dark clouds of an Autumn rainstorm. In the foreground is Hoskinnini Mesa with a lone towering Hoodoo formation standing strong against the elements in the bottom of this image. To the right of the Hoodoo is Copper Creek and in the background under a low lying cloud layer is the mystical and spiritually inspiring Monument Valley, (“Tsé Biiʼ Ndzisgaii”, for

Posted on February 11, 2017 by Skypilot in Utah
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