After a semi-successful day of mountain biking the Monitor and Merrimac trail, I headed back for my last night of camping in Island in the Sky.  I wanted to catch the sunset from a different vantage point–the Grand View Point Overlook.  The view is grand indeed and the overlook provides a nice, slightly challenging one-mile hike along the Sky Island’s edge.  Pictures never do these things justice but I’ll try anyway.

Here’s the road in:

 

The road to a glorious sunset

The road to a glorious sunset

And when you get there you see this:

Looking east at the Manti La Sals from Grand View Point Overlook

Looking east at the Manti La Sals from Grand View Point Overlook

Let’s take another look:

It's sick, isn't it?

It's sick, isn't it?

And this:

Canyons Ad Infinitum

Canyons Ad Infinitum

Looking south onto the White Rim:

Yeah, my breath got taken away here too

Yeah, my breath got taken away here too

I kept meandering along the mile-long trail and stopped here:

 

The Turning Point

The Turning Point

And raced back to camp and the Green River Overlook for one last look:

Sniff..Goodbye, White Rim

Sniff..Goodbye, White Rim

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