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The Wickiup, near I-70 in the San Rafael Swell.

 
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The Wickiup, near I-70 in the San Rafael Swell.
This picture is by former SP member WasatchVoyage; he transferred it to me before leaving SP in order to keep the Wickiup page (which he created) intact.

This hill shows the contrasting colored sandstone of the San Rafael Swell. This formation can be seen north of I-70, very near the exit to the Head of Sinbad. I believe it is referred as "The Wickiup" on the USGS quad map. Peak elevation of 6,982 feet.

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Ejnar FjerdingstadI could

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Voted 10/10

easily think of a more fitting name for this incredible mountain!
Posted Mar 15, 2009 7:48 am

MarcsoltanI agree

Marcsoltan

Voted 10/10

with Ejnar. There is a mountain in Nepal called "Noomboor" It has the same meaning as what Einar is talking about.
Great photo,
Marc
Posted Mar 15, 2009 9:04 am

lcarreauWhat an amazing

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

sandstone formation! And, great contrast with all the crazy juniper trees.

I give it 10/10 !!!!!!
Posted Mar 15, 2009 7:01 pm

TheGoatColors

TheGoat

Voted 10/10

Blue sky, red and orange mountain, dark green trees--nice. And a mountian so symmetrical it looks surreal.
Posted Mar 16, 2009 1:14 am

Ejnar FjerdingstadThis mountain

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Voted 10/10

ought to be given a name that reflects its unique shape and colouring (on seeing it my wife exclaimed, "Why, it looks exactly like a breast, it even has an areola!"). Since you already have several 'Molly's Nipple', a 'Nippletop' (and even a 'Breast of Venus' in Carlsbad Caverns), I think that this peak might well be called "Sheba's Breast" , which has two advantages: it is the name of a mountain in literature (Sir Henry Rider Haggard's "King Solomon's Mines"), and the name itself comes from the Bible, which might make it more acceptable to religious fundamentalists.
Posted Mar 16, 2009 9:02 am

lcarreauRe: This mountain

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

What Ejnar said! "King Solomon's Mines" was
a great work of literature, and I most
certainly see the "enigmatic" comparison. : )
Posted Mar 16, 2009 10:29 am

Bob SihlerRe: This mountain

Bob Sihler

Hasn't voted

Ejnar, maybe you should post this picture in the "Hottest Chick Alive?" thread!
Posted Mar 16, 2009 10:15 pm

lcarreauRe: This mountain

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

Only my personal opinion, but me thinks this
formation beats the "Breast of Venus" any day of the week !!!
Posted Mar 17, 2009 10:38 am

imontopGeez!

imontop

Voted 10/10

That just goes to show what's on everyone's mind, even when you're out hiking! Bunch of dirty old men! Great picture of that multi-colored "gland".
Posted Apr 2, 2009 2:07 pm

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