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Golden Throne
With the help of another outstanding SP member, I came to the conclusion that this is indeed Golden Throne in Capitol Reef NP.

At 7,042 feet, this monolith is one of the most promanant landforms in the Park. Views from a trail on its southern flanks are superlative. To the south, Capitol Gorge flares out above its narrow inner chasm into a grand maze of rock, changing as a vision with time of day and condition of sky.
-Taken in June 1982
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bobeckWow! One impressive

bobeck

Voted 10/10

rock! At first I was going to say "Dianas Throne, but I'm pretty sure it's not? I'll have to keep my eyes peeled next time I'm out that way. 26 years ago the landscape may have looked entirely different? Could the picture have been taken from somewhere on another road and not from Hwy 89?
Posted Jan 24, 2008 6:31 pm

bobeckRe: Okay ...

bobeck

Voted 10/10

I wondered!? Parkas? Nope....here in Southern Utah, you'll only see folks shift out of their "hoody and shorts" if it gets to 10 Deg. Lest you forget that its one of the only places that in the morning on comes the furnace, in the afternoon on comes the AC and in the evening on comes the furnace again :)
Posted Jan 24, 2008 8:16 pm

lcarreauRe: Okay ...

lcarreau

Hasn't voted

I guess a lot of folks going to the
"big game" in Phoenix/Glendale will get
the impression that Arizona is completely
cactus & sunshine. Not true! The wife and
I just returned from Willow Springs Lake.
It was completely frozen over, and it can't
be more that 7,000 feet in elevation.
Posted Jan 24, 2008 9:44 pm

bobeckRe: Okay ...

bobeck

Voted 10/10

Thats up there pretty high! I sit at just over 2800 here in Ivins. Glendale? It's pretty low too isn't it? I'd rather be at 7000' in Willow Springs dealing with ice and snow, than in Phoenix dealing with the traffic and people thinking Arizona is all cactus and sunshine during the "big game". Cheers!
Posted Jan 24, 2008 10:00 pm

lcarreauRe: Okay ...

lcarreau

Hasn't voted

We think alike on that one! There are ways
to deal with snow, but traffic is a nightmare.
I'll be at home, eating a hotdog. I think
Glendale is at 1,090 feet above sea level.
Combined with Phoenix, it's now the 5th
largest city in the United States.
Posted Jan 24, 2008 10:53 pm

bobeckRe: Okay ...

bobeck

Voted 10/10

Born there in '56' and last time there several years ago. I think 1995? during a hockey tourney. Think I'll have a hot dog too!
Posted Jan 25, 2008 10:45 am

lcarreauWhat ?

lcarreau

Hasn't voted

You were born in Phoenix, Arizona?
I've met some really great people
from that area, over the last 15 years.
In 1995, I was working for Sequoia NP
in California. Maintenance stuff!
Posted Jan 25, 2008 11:38 am

bobeckRe: What ?

bobeck

Voted 10/10

Moved away when I was 4. Do you still work for the Gvnmt.? I started working for Zion NP. at the end of 95.
Posted Jan 25, 2008 3:42 pm

lcarreauRe: What ?

lcarreau

Hasn't voted

Yes and No. I'm anticipating a future
move and/or "relocation" to the Sedona area!
God willing.
Posted Jan 25, 2008 5:01 pm

bobeckRe: What ?

bobeck

Voted 10/10

I hear the "forces" are strong there?
When I was a little boy, (4yrs old) I remember (imagine that!) going to sliderock? in Oak Creek Canyon and sliding "Nakid" down the slide. We were the only ones there "circa 1960" and playing with the crawdads. I imagine it has changed with time as well. I have a friend that I climbed with and established routes with in Snow Canyon back in the early 90's, John Tainio, that lives in Sedona. Maybe we will hook up yet!
Posted Jan 26, 2008 6:04 pm

lcarreauRe: Oh ... Bo?

lcarreau

Hasn't voted

I don't know what this attraction is
between 'crawdads' and kids. It goes on
at the high lakes here in Arizona.

I finally think I'm in the right direction
in naming this rock! Looks like it might
be "Golden Throne" at Capitol Reef NP.
When you have Navajo and Carmel Sandstone
coming together, it often forms a "golden-
orange" coloured landform...
Kind of like what happens at Dairy Queen!
Posted Feb 18, 2008 11:26 am

lcarreauRe: Wow! One impressive

lcarreau

Hasn't voted

You're half right, Bo!
Posted Feb 18, 2008 11:42 am

mountaingazelleGolden Throne

mountaingazelle

Voted 10/10

Larry, that is definitely the Golden Throne in Capitol Reef NP. Compare it with these photos of the Golden Throne that I found: 1, 2, 3
Posted Feb 18, 2008 8:07 pm

lcarreauRe: Golden Throne

lcarreau

Hasn't voted

What? You mean I can't call it Larry's Throne?
Just kidding ... : - ))))
I really appreciate your help, Melinda!
Thank you very much.
You are awesome!
-Larry
Posted Feb 18, 2008 8:46 pm

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on Jan 24, 2008 1:59 pm

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