Every Monday I post a photo that is meant to inspire you, motivate you, cause you to pause and ponder, remind you of your dreams and hopefully entice you to act on whatever your goals may be. This Monday, July 2nd is an image I took years ago when I was shooting with a Pentax MeSuper and Velvia slide film.
Unfortunately I don’t know where this image was taken. I had been working as a wildlife biologist for the BLM in Coos Bay and since it was only a seasonal job I decided to spend my winter traveling the desert southwest.
So I packed up my Toyota 4X4 and headed out on the road. I explored Zion National Park with some friends then headed south into Arizona making it as far as the border town of Lukeville and camped at Organ Pipe Cactus. I also visited Death Valley, Joshua Tree and The Valley of Fire.
It was an incredible couple of months on the road at a time when gas was less than $1 a gallon. I hiked, backpacked, car camped and explored so many cool and interesting places. Somewhere during that journey I took this photo. I believe it is in Arizona but I have no idea where.
If you recognize this unique rock formation and know where it is please let me know. Meanwhile enjoy the photo inspiration for this Monday.
“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quiestest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” — Pat Conroy