National Geographic : 1923 Feb
REDBUD PASS HAS ALL THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A FAIRY GARDEN The trees are twisted, snarled, and split asunder. The bushes, especially the silver scale, are of a glittering whiteness. The century-old yucca plants, having lo-foot-high fruit stalks, added to the fantastic rock struc ture, give a supernatural aspect to this corner of the Bad Iands. ASCENT OFREDBUD PASS IROM THE WEST The dark purple shadows, so welcome inthe July sun at noon, create sharp and weird contrastsagainst the -s almo n-pin k sunlit places. After negotiating this pass the Rainbow Natural Bridge was reached without the necessity of dismounting.