The classic "Mexican Hat Rock" balanced above the San Juan River.
Looking down onto sloping beds and a river camp from "Mexican Hat" rock.
Mud, there's plenty along the banks of the San Juan.
A view downstream onto "The Tabernacle" (left) with a river camp enjoying the last of the afternoon sun.
Many layers of the San Juan limestone contains these concentrations of chert within the beds.
Dynamic light deep in the Goosenecks.
Impressive limestone walls near the Honaker Trail camps.
The limestone layers contain many interesting features as you scale the canyon walls.
Block of concentrated chert stand sentinel over the river.
The sinuous curves of the San Juan.
Sunrise in Honnaker Camp.
Looking downstream from high on the Honaker Trail.
You can see where "Mexican Hat" get's it name.
The Honaker Trail climbs all the way to the rim of the canyon where large blocks begin their journey to the river below.
Layer upon layer of limestone...
Afternoon light on the steep canyon walls.
Clouds pick up some faint morning color as the river slips past camp.
Still life in the river.
Limestone sculpted by the pockmarking effects of "cavitation erosion"
Magic light on the river.
The San Juan is good for those who like to drift peacefully through their day.
A hiker puts the lip of John's Canyon in perspective.
Sunrise from John's Camp.
Morning yoga of the boulders and light that pour into the river from John's Canyon.
Little boats and big canyon walls.
The sand mimics the canyon walls above.
At low water, there are lots of fun overhangs to explore in inflatable kayaks.
A waning moon sets below the canyon rim.
The linear lines of Slickrock canyon.
Pools beckon up Slickrock Canyon.
Wind and dunes