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Gossips at The Gates of Dawn
ROCKS have attracted visitors to Arches NP (Utah) for thousands of years. However, sightseeing has not been the activity for very long.

Hunter-gatherers migrated into the area about 10,000 years ago at the end of
the Ice Age.

As they explored Courthouse Wash and other areas in what is now Arches,
they found pockets of chert and chalcedony, micro-crystalline quartz perfect
for making stone tools.

The arch in this photo, (to the lower right of the towers), was just being formed when the first human inhabitants were chipping rocks into dart points, knives, and scrapers used for hunting and eking out an existence in the sparse desert landscape of southern Utah.

The shadow in the foreground was being cast by The Organ, but I haven't decided if it was the heart or the spleen.

April 26, 2009


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gr8basinquit my job.


Voted 10/10

I'd give almost anything to be there right now.Nice shot.
Posted Jun 17, 2009 9:15 am

lcarreauRe: quit my job.


Hasn't voted

Thanks! I was fortunate to grow up in northern
Utah, and our high school geology instructor
took us down to Moab for a field trip.

My love affair for the place grew afterward.

I have had to quit jobs before. It's always
based on the individual circumstance, but
it's a way to MOVE ON to the next level.

Setting priorities very early is the key.

It's too hot there, now. Please wait until
September or October. Have a great day !!!

UNLESS, of course, you want to Set The
Controls For The Heart Of The Sun.
Posted Jun 17, 2009 12:10 pm

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lcarreauSubmitted by lcarreau
on Jun 16, 2009 12:10 am

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Lat/Lon: 38.63420°N / 109.6006°W
Object Title: Gossips at The Gates of Dawn

Image Type(s): Hiking, Flora, Informational, Scenery, Humor