A group of desert flowers soaks in the early morning light with the Cottonwood Teepees of Coyote Buttes South in the background.
What an adventure to get to here. We hired a 4x4 Jeep to tackle the infamous sandy roads of the Paria Wilderness and made our way to Coyote Buttes South to camp at the trailhead for the night. Morning light broke and we quickly headed up to the area.
The first thing you really see are the Cottonwood Teepees. They introduce and guard the entrance to the rest of the wild rock formations in Coyote Buttes South. The light was just right but there’s only so much blue sky and red Navajo sandstone one can photograph without yearning for something more. This group of desert flowers (I wish I knew what they are called) provided just the splash of extra color I was looking for. So I made an image.