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Cosmic Ashtray
The Cosmic Ashtray: geologic wonder in the middle of nowhere in Grand Staircase Escalante NM. Open the full size and try and spot the person on the opposite rim - March 2010

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mountaingazelleCosmic Ashtray

mountaingazelle

Voted 10/10

Thanks for making a page for Red Breaks. This is my favorite photo from the area that you added.
Posted Dec 26, 2010 8:22 pm

Matt LemkeRe: Cosmic Ashtray

Matt Lemke

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You're welcome!

Have you been here and to Red Breaks?
Posted Dec 26, 2010 8:30 pm

mountaingazelleRe: Cosmic Ashtray

mountaingazelle

Voted 10/10

No, I had planned on going to Red Breaks before but always ended up somewhere else. It looks like a great hike.
Posted Dec 26, 2010 10:24 pm

Matt LemkeRe: Cosmic Ashtray

Matt Lemke

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Just to make you a little more excited for your future trip here...
Open the Cosmic ashtray photo to full size and look closely at the opposite rim of the giant hole.
See if you can spot the person about midway up the left side of the photo on the rim to give you perspective on how big this really is
Posted Dec 26, 2010 10:39 pm

WebTravelerIntriguing

Voted 10/10

This is a surprise, to say the least. Does it look like a solid rock from the outside, thus a big surprise when you get to the top and look down? A really great photo. What is the white billowy stuff in the top left corner?
Posted Oct 4, 2013 8:43 pm

Matt LemkeRe: Intriguing

Matt Lemke

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The white stuff is snow! It was march 2010 when I was here after a very cold, wet winter in southern Utah.

It's a very intriguing formation for sure about as wide as a football field...or wider. I'd guess 100-200 feet deep. I knew it was there so it really wasn't a surprise but what really shocked me was how big it really is!
Posted Oct 4, 2013 9:05 pm

WebTravelerRe: Intriguing

Voted 10/10

Thanks. This one of those photos that needs to be "enjoyed". Love the snow!
Posted Oct 5, 2013 9:47 pm

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Matt LemkeSubmitted by Matt Lemke
on Dec 23, 2010 10:03 pm

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