Vermillion Cliffs: Welcome to Mars
It feels like you're the last person on earth when you're there. Your mobile doesn't work, the temperature can go into the 40s and all you see is a vast, unending landscape of red and brown. Make a turn, and you will see thousands of years old rock art. Turn another corner, and you might just stumble upon far older, and deadlier, inhabitants who have made their mark: dinosaur tracks. This is the remote, impossibly beautiful and sometimes very dangerous, Vermillion Cliffs National Monument.
Story in print by Nicholas Yong: August 19, 2012
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