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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mountaingazelle

mountaingazelle - Dec 26, 2010 8:22 pm - Voted 10/10

Cosmic Ashtray

Thanks for making a page for Red Breaks. This is my favorite photo from the area that you added.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Dec 26, 2010 8:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Cosmic Ashtray

You're welcome!

Have you been here and to Red Breaks?

mountaingazelle

mountaingazelle - Dec 26, 2010 10:24 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Cosmic Ashtray

No, I had planned on going to Red Breaks before but always ended up somewhere else. It looks like a great hike.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Dec 26, 2010 10:39 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Cosmic Ashtray

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

WebTraveler - Oct 4, 2013 8:43 pm - Voted 10/10

Intriguing

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?

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Oct 4, 2013 9:05 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Intriguing

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!

WebTraveler - Oct 5, 2013 9:47 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Intriguing

Thanks. This one of those photos that needs to be "enjoyed". Love the snow!

ChrisJahn

ChrisJahn - May 22, 2014 7:11 pm - Voted 10/10

Ha!

I knew god was a smoker.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - May 22, 2014 7:33 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Ha!

LOL Now that is funny

Oscar68

Oscar68 - May 24, 2014 7:25 pm - Hasn't voted

the Cosmic Ashtray

Well isn't that a really interesting name...The Cosmic Ashtray...and yes you can see the gentleman sitting on the rim to the left...the picture looks really cool....it would be nice to see it in person someday...

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