Canyonlands is divided into three areas by the Y of Colorado and Green rivers. The previous post was from the Island in the Sky area in the north. Needles is the name they've given the southeast area, because of a cluster of hoodoos. The drive in, particularly in the early morning, with sunlight filtered though thin clouds, was quite sublime. Across rangeland, down into a cottonwood filled canyon, out in to an expansive vista of escarpments and buttes... and you're not even to the park yet.
In the afore-mentioned canyon is Newspaper Rock, a mass of petroglyphs. Hmmm, there's some inspiration for future tattoos.
Wide body... short legs... bullet head... I just need horns... or antennae
Even as I drove around the park, my plan was to continue on southward. I figured I'd check out the campgrounds, though, for future reference. Then, "Hey, that's a nice site. And it's vacant." New plan.