Hillside Boulders at Nakoweap
I painted this while on a river trip down Grand Canyon’s mighty Colorado through Marble Canyon. We stopped to camp and hike the side canyon of Nakoweap, best known for the amazing view from the Nankoweap Granaries, believed to have been built between 1000-1150 AD by the Anasazi Indians. The name Nakoweap is Southern Paiute “place of echoes”. I painted west along the ancient Indian Nankoweap trail about a half mile from the river. I loved the giant boulders that were once part of the Redwall Limestone that surrounded me on this part of the trail. I became fascinated with their shapes and color as they sparkled under the desert sun and heat. The echoes in the shadows of the Redwall are indeed real.
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