This place has moments of strong silence, where the faintest shuffle seems to fill the air with intensity. I see the silence reflected in the stillness of nearby plants, and the surrounding standing structures of stone. How many silent moments … Continue reading
The mesa is directly East of Umatilla Rock, it offers an amazing view of the valley and Dry Falls Lake. The plateau landscape is very similar to the valley, except that the rocks and shrubs are a lot smaller. The … Continue reading
On day two, the Carrot Spoons made the journey to La Mesa. On the way back, we explored a huge channel, which turned out not to be a shortcut. It was great anyway! Their track is meandering, and appears to … Continue reading
As we rounded the bend, a wide valley opened before us. The form and constraint from previous experience seemed to immediately vanish. Prior beliefs, assumptions, theories, narratives, and comforts could not stretch to contain this new perpective and so were … Continue reading
Anonymous Field Notes The pothole is about 60 ft. in diameter and 40 ft. deep. The rocks are all basalt and seem to be organized by size. There are a section of small golf ball sized rocks, next to a … Continue reading
On the first day of field research we walked to a pothole on the South side of Deep Lake. These pictures convey different perspectives on how this space became a place for us.
Potluck This is the pothole that our group went to on the first full day of being at Dry Falls. We stumbled upon it after climbing a treacherous and rocky path up to the plateau.
You can see in all degrees for a good while and everywhere you look can take your breath away. The distance and elevation is pretty dramatic. When you’re on a flat part of the mesa looking around at the other … Continue reading
The plants on this mesa are larger than the plants on the other one There are many small ridges and valleys on this mesa Each valley contains a slightly different ecosystem, with larger plant species and sage brush, which is … Continue reading
This is the gallery of pictures from the Southern Mesa