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
The deposits eventually wore away
with the elements, revealing the landscape seen

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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seth@LOKI - Sep 1, 2009 1:12 am - Voted 10/10

excellent capture of "creation"

and use of lyrics i've heard 1000's of times yet not actually listened. great work.


lcarreau - Sep 1, 2009 10:27 am - Hasn't voted

Re: excellent capture of

Thanks, Seth! And ... looks like you're in
"pretty good hands" in your profile picture.

"Yes We Can" try to decipher lyrics and find
(hopefully) the reason why we're here.



seth@LOKI - Oct 2, 2009 12:13 am - Voted 10/10

good hands

indeed- thanks huge.


lcarreau - Oct 2, 2009 12:20 am - Hasn't voted

Re: good hands

Not a problem and no worries!


Simnel - Feb 3, 2010 5:17 pm - Hasn't voted

You have.. to be kidding. You couldn't make that up.. It looks like one hell of a pull over the final roof..has any one done it or is the sandstone too soft? Not that it matters! thank you for posting..simnel


lcarreau - Feb 3, 2010 8:55 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: You have..

Thank you, Simnel!

Your Matterhorn pictures are so beautiful!

I suppose it's very fragile, like a tea set
made of fine China and from China. : ))

Also, it's located in a very remote and wild
corner of Arizona, and you'd have to pack
your climbing gear a very long ways ...

And, I suppose there's people (out there)
who could find their bloody way up the thing;
but, I don't believe anybody's did it yet.


OneJim - Feb 27, 2010 10:51 pm - Voted 10/10


what an amazing image, thank you for sharing..cheers, Jim


lcarreau - Feb 27, 2010 11:27 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wilderness..

Yep, just goes to show you'll never know what
you'll run into, until you venture out into the
vast and isolated reaches of our planet.

Thanks for stopping by, Jim !!!


markmay - Mar 15, 2010 2:40 am - Hasn't voted




lcarreau - Mar 15, 2010 11:19 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice

Thanks, Mark!


lcarreau - Jul 4, 2010 8:38 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Your pictures are too good...

Thanks, man!

You need to send a 'PM' (message) to SP-member

He was there last year, and will hopefully
state "yea or neah" if he had a unique
encounter with Mister or Misses E. T. .


TimB - Dec 16, 2010 6:20 pm - Voted 10/10

I think I see...

...The Viking space probe on the surface there!
It really does look like Mars, pretty cool.


lcarreau - Dec 16, 2010 7:23 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I think I see...

Congratulations.. : )

Sometimes, it takes a bit of imagination to
figure out what's going on with SP-images.

Actually, it'd be a really cool place to
be abducted by aliens from another planet.


SKI - Feb 22, 2011 10:46 pm - Voted 10/10

This thing...

Is just so stinkin' cool. It's maybe the 50th time I've blown up the picture and I always think about how great it would be to stand below the structure. Thanks again and again and again for sharing.


lcarreau - Feb 22, 2011 10:57 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: This thing...

Yeah, it's really quite fragile and takes
several hours of hiking time to reach.

Gotta admit that I turned up the saturation
before posting - it's really NOT so red!

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