Sunset At "false" Kiva
- Title: Sunset At "false" Kiva
- State/Province/Region: Utah
- Country: United States
- Nearest Area: Canyonlands National Park
- Nearest Town: Moab
- Brief Directions: Canyonlands National Park, Utah
- Notes: The end of this hike, in the canyon, is fairly strenuous. Don't attempt this hike without a GPS, an idea of the trail, and a decent pair of hiking boots.
- Best Season: Spring
- Description: A Kiva is a Native American structure, believed to be religious in nature, as this structure was originally thought to be. Later, it was determined that the structure was Native American in origin, but not religious in nature, hence, the "False" Kiva. We trekked down a (mostly) unmarked path, following a gully towards the canyon. After a short, but strenuous, walk into the canyon, and then back up the canyon wall, we arrived at False Kiva to find a local photographer and his "class" of 6 or 7 people. The sun was still above the horizon, but behind the clouds. As the sun got closer to setting, the class left in ones and twos, wanting to make the hike out while there was still some light to see. My buddy and I were the last ones there, just as the sun peeked out from behind the clouds, lighting the valley with some stunning light. As it took a full 20 minutes just to hike out of the canyon, I'm sure the class heard our hoots as we happily grabbed some of the best shots of the trip!
- Gear: Canyon 5DMIII, 24-105 f4, Manfrotto Tripod
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