Return to Coyote Buttes South

Arizona Strip & Southern Utah Wanderings | Day 2
Sunday, October 7, 2012

On Sunday we had permits to visit Coyote Buttes South. I spent a few hours in Coyote Buttes South back in February, but was looking forward to exploring more of the area today. We woke up extra early this morning so that we could get over to Cottonwood Cove before the sun came up. Aside from one small patch of clouds at sunrise, the sky was totally clear all day, so I spent much of the day searching out intimate scenes that showcased the unusual and colorful sandstone found here.

My first destination was at this very interesting rock known as Half & Half. I wanted to get a photo of this one in the soft dawn light.

Half by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Here’s that one small patch of clouds we saw in the morning over another colorful and strange rock.

A Few Clouds by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

When the sun finally came up we made our way over towards the Control Tower.

Control Tower by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr