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Last day in southern Utah....

Started this morning at Dead Horse Point and ended the day in eastern Idaho....



The view from Dead Horse Point

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kokoronagomu
May. 5th, 2010 03:42 pm (UTC)
that is so cool!! almost looks like another planet-- great stuff 8D
knittingknots
May. 7th, 2010 03:15 am (UTC)
It really does at places. I love the desert lands. Moab, where this is at, is a real desert...we're sort of desert where we're at (Moab gets about 9 inches of rain, while we get about 14). But they get hotter than we do here...but soon as I walk out of my subdivision, I'm in sagebrush land...and right next to the Oregon Trail...so much nicer than living in that steambath of the Gulf Coast where I grew up....LOL.
baltimoreandme
May. 5th, 2010 05:33 pm (UTC)
This looks really beautiful - makes me want to go hiking.
knittingknots
May. 7th, 2010 03:12 am (UTC)
It makes me want to get my fat butt on the trail. I hear ya. I did a bit of hiking while we were there. Makes me glad I started working out with a trainer, so I can do more things like this...
snow_fall
May. 7th, 2010 02:37 am (UTC)
Is that the result of wind or mining?
knittingknots
May. 7th, 2010 03:11 am (UTC)
Mostly the action of the river down there over a long, long time, with wind and the weather helping along. That's the Colorado River, and it's cut some really wild canyons, like the Grand Canyon...but as spectacular as they are (because of the strata layers of the Colorado plateau), they aren't the deepest canyons an American river has cut...that honor goes to the Snake River...but there, like at Hell's Canyon, it's not so spectacular, because the land it cut isn't so wonderful to look at.

Most of what you're looking at is different layers of sandstone. It erodes beautifully compared to most other canyons.
roxotaku
May. 8th, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC)
Beautiful picture! Would love to see that in RL someday...
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