Hollow Cottonwood Tree at Sunset
The images in this post are of an old collapsed cottonwood tree on the Red Reef Trail in St. George, Utah. The tree is so big that two people could easily stand inside it.
The trail head starts at the Red Cliffs Campground. The best spot to park, is near campsite #2, if you can get it. Parking is extremely limited, so go midweek or very early in the morning or late in the day or you will struggle with parking.
It’s 2.2 miles out-and-back and it’s an easy trail for kids. The trail passes old cottonwood trees, an alcove with Pictographs, and reflection pools in the creek, and a pair of waterfalls that are sometimes dry.
The light was wild as those glowing clouds are opposite the setting sun.
I hung around after sunset to capture the moon rising behind the tree.
Cottonwood Tree and the Moon
I lit the cottonwood tree with a pair of tiny panel lights that I described in Full Moon Over Rockville Steel Girder Bridge Near Zion National Park.
The moon image was taken at 11mm. I was literally inches from the tree.
Previous Red Cliffs Images
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