Somewhere in time

"And you run, and you run to catch up with the sun,
But it's sinking.
Racing around to come up behind you again.
The sun is the same in a relative way, but
You're older.
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death."


Pink Floyd (1973)

Actually, my topo link got screwed up. This landmark takes several days to reach; its not like you can jump off a boat from Lake Powell and suddenly come upon it. Please see THIS PHOTO from SP-member 'Scott.'

Atop the Rainbow Plateau southwest of Rainbow
Bridge National Monument, the harsh environment
beats in remarkable rhythm with Nature. The
landscape dominating this canyon country is the
product of eons of geologic activity; shifting
of continents, global rising and falling of sea
levels, and creation of highlands now worn and
redeposited. At times, desert dominated the
landscape; sometimes, freshwater or saltwater seas
invaded, leaving rivers to erode the layers.
The last uplift of the Colorado Plateau began
about 10 million years ago. Uplift made meandering
streams of the Colorado River run faster and cut
the canyons that are Lake Powell's basin. Navajo and Wingate
Sandstone, the dominant formations (seen here,) are
made of sand dunes hardened by ground water
minerals.
The deposits eventually wore away
with the elements, revealing the landscape seen
today.

PLEASE CLICK the photo for a CLOSER view of
the sandstone, and enjoy this natural treasure.

~ Photographed exclusively by Gary Ladd ~
(November 1994)
Taken in San Juan County, Utah, just south of
Lake Powell and north of Arizona.

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lcarreau

lcarreau - Feb 28, 2008 4:32 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Cool hourglass!

I agree! The wonderful thing about geological
landforms of the Colorado Plateau is that
they are all within our reach, if we just
come prepared with knowledge and are fortunate
enough to get time off from work! This is
going to be a "banner year" for wildflowers
and waterfalls!!!

Lodewijk

Lodewijk - Mar 17, 2008 7:25 am - Voted 10/10

No way...

Is this on Mars or something :P
Cheers Larry! Lodewijk

lcarreau

lcarreau - Mar 17, 2008 11:26 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Yes way...

It's just another one of those special places, on the Colorado Plateau just south of Lake Powell. Water has a BIG role in this! Just like a lot of people think there used to be water on Mars!
Don't forget to look up in the sky once in awhile ... you'll never know what you'll find. Have a great day, Lodewijk!!! - LARRY

rasgoat

rasgoat - Mar 17, 2008 7:03 pm - Voted 10/10

Just when

I thought I saw all the cool stuff in Utah! Great shot.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Mar 17, 2008 7:11 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Just when

Thank you, and it would be awesome to climb!
Just check out that overhang on top!!! I wonder if Sp-member 'Scott' could do it? :)

mountaingazelle

mountaingazelle - Apr 25, 2009 11:26 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Just when

Scott has been there. Check out this Photo.

This rock feature seems like it might be a little fragile to climb to the top of.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Apr 25, 2009 11:51 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Just when

I believe you to be correct.

After racking my brain, I figured THIS
was something 'Scott' had on his list.

GREAT eyes, Melinda !!!! !!

jt222us

jt222us - Mar 22, 2008 4:30 am - Voted 10/10

nice pic

That's a cool pic. I just returned from a rafting trip on the San Juan in SE Utah and the picture kind of reminds me of the 'Mexican Hat' rock formation in that area. There's many unique places around there that make you marvel at what nature can do.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Mar 22, 2008 9:39 am - Hasn't voted

Re: nice pic

I knew this pic was going to get responded to; now, I'm just hoping people can be blessed with TIME to explore their natural world. Time is a very precious commodity. I'm glad you had time to do a rafting trip on the San Juan in the awesome 'four-corners' area! Sounds incredible!!!
- Larry

Dan Dalton

Dan Dalton - Jun 28, 2008 4:10 pm - Voted 10/10

How did I miss this?

Absolutely stunning.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Jun 28, 2008 4:20 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: How did I miss this?

Dan, I think you were recovering from an
injury at that time. Yes ... the only thing
I don't like (regarding this pic), is it needs a human body standing next to it to give it some scale.

Perhaps I can turn that dream into reality??
Have a nice 4th of July weekend, Dan!! :)

mkpatrick

mkpatrick - Sep 15, 2008 4:36 am - Voted 10/10

Amazing Photo

love the link to downtown Portland... I think a saw it off burnside...lots of smelly hippies standing around...hehe.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Sep 15, 2008 11:05 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing Photo

Thanks, but I don't understand your comment.
Maybe you should come in out of the rain,
and try drinking a stronger coffee at Starbucks.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Sep 17, 2008 11:43 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing Photo

"In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, honey,
Don't you know that I'm lovin' you.
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, baby,
Don't you know that I'll always be true?
Oh won't you come with me,
And take my hand?
Oh, won't you come with me,
And walk this land?
(Please, take my hand").

Iron Butterfly (1968)

Marcsoltan

Marcsoltan - Sep 24, 2008 12:45 am - Voted 10/10

What an interesting formation!

What a magical landscape.
Love those rich colors.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Sep 26, 2008 10:26 am - Hasn't voted

Re: What an interesting formation!

Interesting that you mentioned "rich."
You evidently have to be loaded with cash to
visit this area, especially if you want to
rent a houseboat and/or take advantage of
accomidations in Page, Arizona. Good luck!!!

Marcsoltan

Marcsoltan - Sep 26, 2008 11:38 am - Voted 10/10

Re: What an interesting formation!

I wish I was loaded, but I think the best things in life don't require any dough. My wife and I love to camp, and we have a tent for every season.
Thanks for the response Larry.
cheers, Marc

Whitesail

Whitesail - Dec 7, 2008 1:15 pm - Voted 10/10

Timeless Dreamscape.

It looks appropriately like a sand hour glass to me. As a European the South of Utah is by far the most stunning of any of the scenery I've seen in the US. It's scenes like these that could persuade me to return for a fourth time. Thanks for sharing.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Dec 7, 2008 5:41 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Timeless Dreamscape.

Thanks for the response! Yes, you are most
certainly lucky to be such well-traveled.
I'd like (also) to visit the Dolomites someday!!

lcarreau

lcarreau - Jul 2, 2009 12:39 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great photos!

You and me both !!!

I haven't been there, either !

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