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<i>Ridge <font color=crimson>of</font> Wonders!</i>
This is a formation at the western edge of Utah's Kaiparowits Plateau,
called The Cockscomb or The Ridge of Wonders. It lies within the 1.9 million acre Grand Staircase-Escalante Nat'l Monument or GSENM.

The dirt roads and formations in this area contain potassium bentonite. When this 'absorbent clay' becomes wet, it EXPANDS and makes for slippery surfaces and impassible roads.

In this part of Utah, weather can change dramatically! The rainy season lasts
roughly between July-September, with thunderstorms and flash flooding.
Daytime temps can exceed 100 degrees (F) in summer.

If you should be trapped in a downpour with flash flooding, climb to the
highest possible point. Flood conditions usually subside in 8 to 12 hours,
but it is possible to be stranded for several days. Always bring a large
supply of food and water when visiting this area!

Photo taken in September 2007

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BoydieAnother...

Boydie

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..wonderful array of colours Larry. Nice one!
Stephen
Posted Jul 11, 2008 12:54 pm

lcarreauRe: Another...

lcarreau

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You people are WAY too kind - thanks! -Larry
Posted Jul 11, 2008 1:31 pm

Arthur DigbeeRe: Another...

Arthur Digbee

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no, boydie is right, the colors are very cool!
Posted Jul 11, 2008 3:21 pm

lcarreauRe: Another...

lcarreau

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Yes sir they are. Would be even cooler if
there was a 'Robot Bear' passing by!!
Posted Jul 11, 2008 3:36 pm

tleafBeautiful shot

tleaf

Voted 10/10

Larry. Thank you for sharing.
Cheers, Trina
Posted Jul 11, 2008 1:06 pm

lcarreauRe: Beautiful shot

lcarreau

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"If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have
ANY luck at all!" :)
Posted Jul 11, 2008 1:32 pm

Vid PogachnikThat's something...

Vid Pogachnik

Voted 10/10

...extraordinary you have there - over the Pond...
Posted Jul 11, 2008 1:49 pm

lcarreauRe: That's something...

lcarreau

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Hallo, Vid! To tell you the truth, I wish I
was on YOUR side of the Pond right now! Getting
HOT here in AZ! Hvala! - LARRY :)
Posted Jul 11, 2008 2:38 pm

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on Jul 11, 2008 12:34 pm

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Lat/Lon: 37.23744°N / 111.95755°W
Object Title: Ridge of Wonders!

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