<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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Boydie

Boydie - Jul 11, 2008 12:54 pm - Voted 10/10

Another...

..wonderful array of colours Larry. Nice one!
Stephen

lcarreau

lcarreau - Jul 11, 2008 1:31 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Another...

You people are WAY too kind - thanks! -Larry

Arthur Digbee

Arthur Digbee - Jul 11, 2008 3:21 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Another...

no, boydie is right, the colors are very cool!

lcarreau

lcarreau - Jul 11, 2008 3:36 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Another...

Yes sir they are. Would be even cooler if
there was a 'Robot Bear' passing by!!

tleaf

tleaf - Jul 11, 2008 1:06 pm - Voted 10/10

Beautiful shot

Larry. Thank you for sharing.
Cheers, Trina

lcarreau

lcarreau - Jul 11, 2008 1:32 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful shot

"If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have
ANY luck at all!" :)

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Jul 11, 2008 1:49 pm - Voted 10/10

That's something...

...extraordinary you have there - over the Pond...

lcarreau

lcarreau - Jul 11, 2008 2:38 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: That's something...

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 :)

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