A Crack in the Armor
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As late afternoon wore on, so too did dark clouds grow, diluting the amazing under-the-sun colors of the area. But at last the sunlight broke through a drak-gray keyhole again, and I saw the upper reaches of the peak in all their glory.
This is from a short distance below the summit of the eastern, and higher, of the White Domes. The sandstone ramps lead straight up-- the difficulties are already below and behind-- to the red area at the top, and from there the summit itself is a few yards away.
Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada-- April 2009