Workshop: White Pocket Magic & More
August 15 - August 18
Photograph the surreal desert landscapes of Sedona, secret slot canyons of Page, majestic Alstrom Point (Lake Powell overlook), and an overnight at the infamous White Pocket. This backcountry adventure takes you to places like none other on Earth. Don’t miss this rare opportunity during the magic of monsoon season, when clouds and rainbows mingle with the landscape.
Overview of Itinerary
It all starts with a sunset in the world-famous red rocks of Sedona. We will capture images of the sandstone cliffs as they are kissed by the last light of the day.
Next day, we will visit a secret slot canyon near Page with only a handful of visitors at any given time. This slot beckons with sculpted sandstone curves and reflected light similar to the highly-visited Antelope Canyon.
Later that day will be a rugged off-road adventure to reach a majestic overview of Lake Powell framed by Navajo Mountain and Gunsight Butte. Sunset at Alstrom Point is nothing short of magical, as we watch the light dance and change colors over the cliffs and water.
The next morning after a short hike to the Toadstools, you will find yourself surrounded by fantasy-like erosional remnants. Differentially eroded rock sentinels… stoically guarding the secrets of time.
Our final destination this day is an overnight trip to the elusive White Pocket. A hard-to-reach gem in the Utah outback that inspires photographers to reach new depths with endless creative possibilities. You will be guided through otherworldly compositions full of twisted and curved sandstone shapes. Explore the brain rock textures (polygonal fracturing), taffy rock, and stripes and curves leading you to your next vista. The trip is fully outfitted with all camping details and meals provided.
Limited to 8 participants
- Price: Your payment covers accommodations throughout the workshop (after we leave Sedona), transportation in two luxury SUVs, fully outfitted overnight excursion, and four meals.
- Accommodations: All rooms are shared and include two queen beds. For a single-occupancy room add $100. The third night of the workshop we are camping at White Pocket.
- Meals included: 1) Sedona, breakfast burrito; 2) Kanab, full breakfast at the hotel; 3) White Pocket dinner, you will be served hot cooked meals; 4) White Pocket breakfast, eggs, granola and yogurt.
- Camping at White Pocket: Individual tents with sleeping bag, pillow, and cots are provided.
- Cancellations: We suggest that you purchase travel insurance to cover trip cancellation. Payment is only refundable from us under the conditions that the spot can be filled.
- All accommodations and meals in Sedona are responsibility of the participant.
- Full payment: Due by August 1, 2019.
Please use the registration form to sign up. Deposit payment can be made on the registration form with PayPal or you can send a personal check via US Mail. Deposit of $600 is required to reserve your spot. Full payment of $2,295 is due by August 1, 2019. Cancellations are only refundable under the conditions that the spot can be filled.
Use the contact form to send an email to us with questions and to request additional information.
Larry Lindahl has photographed the American Southwest for over 25 years, has published several award-winning books on the region and has appeared on the cover of notable national and international magazines. His work appears in Arizona Highways, Outdoor Photographer, Backpacker, and Condé Nast Traveler. Larry is based in Sedona, his home for over 25 years, and has a rich knowledge of natural and cultural history of the Southwest.
His award-winning books include:
- Four Corners USA: Wonders of the American Southwest
- Ancient Southwest: A Guide to Archaeological Sites
- Secret Sedona: Sacred Moments in the Landscape
Ingrid Schneller, assistant instructor, is an experienced guide and photographer specializing in the Desert Southwest. She discovered landscape photography early in life through her love of backpacking and “chasing light.” Ingrid, a born educator and adventurist, combines her skills and has since become a preeminent Southwest photography guide with over a hundred trips to White Pocket. She is inspired and rewarded by guiding people to remote and breathtaking locations while sharing her passion for beauty and desert landscapes.
They are also compelled as educators to demonstrate the importance of preserving public lands and open spaces. Both instructors are certified Wilderness First Responders (WFR).