|[Butler Wash area in snow, San Juan County.]|
From Blanding west on Highway 95. Such a wonderfully lonesome road. Unless you consider the seeming suicidal deer, which can instantly decide that somehow the other side of the road must be the safer side.
On this morning, though, the snowstorm had the deer bedded down in the trees, in the draws, out of harm's way. So the highway was mine.
I had plenty of time. Thus a diversion: stop and hike the short (half mile) trail to the viewpoint of Butler Wash Ruins.
|[Snowy bench, Butler Wash]|
|[700-year-old (or so) pueblo ruins.]|
I decided I couldn't. Or at least shouldn't. The experiment was complete, so I stretched them over my soles and enjoyed a much more confident trek.
|[Pull-on traction devices, huge difference.]|
|[Small pools in the slick rock.]|
|[Sideways slickrock stream.]|
|[Snowflakes on ice veneer, on pool.]|
|[Prickly pear cactus in the snow.]|
Photo location: San Juan County, southeast Utah.
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