Yant Flat Sunrise over Candy Cliffs
|Yant Flat Sunrise Bursting over Candy Cliffs|
Yant Flat is a broad area. Like White Pocket or Coyote Buttes, you can explore and discover new things in several directions, some quite far away from the main section. My destination was the so-called "Candy Cliffs" located east and lower than the main area. I've also heard this called "rainbow ridge." Hiking down these cliffs is a bit treacherous because there are no trails and some steps are steep and irregular. Ankle sprains are the type of injury easy to incur. Using my tripod as a walking stick, I made it down here without harm. I even made it before the sun! (It seems I'm often racing the sun or waiting for it to do something.)
These photos are from the candy cliffs just at the moments of first sunshine. Those low clouds in the picture above hid the sun for a while and then allowed it to poke through again.
|Colorful Candy Cliffs|
|Waiting for Sunrise at Yant Flat|
|Candy Cliffs with Sandstone Tower|