These photos were taken from near the Needles District Overlook in Canyonlands National Park in Utah. The Needles District Overlook is at the end of Utah Highway 133, which is between Moab and Monticello along Highway 191.
"I leave Sisyphus at the foot of the mountain! One always finds one's burden again. But Sisyphus teaches the higher fidelity that negates the gods and raises rocks. He too concludes that all is well. This universe henceforth without a master seems to him neither sterile nor futile. Each atom of that stone, each mineral flake of that night filled mountain, in itself forms a world. The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy."