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Miniature pits created by rain and snow over time at Capitol reef NP make for an interesting subject. The cliffs here are made of relatively soft sandstone which erode faster than most other rocks. Local indentations and differences in the hardness in the material create pitted areas where erosion is higher.
I always enjoy seeing and learning about trees in different landscapes. Utah junipers are uniquely adapted the extreme climates of the South-West US - both the hot and dry summers and cold and snowy winters. I found the vertical erosion marks in the bentonite cliffs a nice background to showcase this spunky species.