"The Red But(te) Green Thread ?"

One may encounter this when visiting the extreme southern portion of the GRAND STAIRCASE-ESCALANTE National Monument in southern UTAH. Located approximately 9 miles east of 7,271' MOLLIES NIPPLE, this is the typical type of rock in this area. I wouldn't recommend anybody climbing on this 5,406' high butte, aptly named GINGHAM SKIRTS BUTTE. I INCLUDED it just to show you the brillant COLOURS of God's paintbrush. Little did I know that this humble red butte in southern Utah would be the start of something BIG, the (so-called) "Red But(te) Green Thread?"
on Oct 7, 2007 10:22 pm
Image Type(s): Scenery
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BigJordan - Oct 14, 2007 6:03 pm - Voted 10/10

Sweet Shot!

Yep sure looks as though we do indeed have the same taste in scenery. Nothing like the desert my friend. Utah is absolutely incredible.


lcarreau - Dec 22, 2007 4:46 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Sweet Shot!

Thank you, my friend! The desert is
a really an awesome place to be!

Mark Straub

Mark Straub - Dec 22, 2007 4:37 pm - Voted 10/10

Amazing photo!

This is definitely a beautiful area. I would love to take a trip here someday!


lcarreau - Dec 22, 2007 4:48 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing photo!

Everybody is always welcome here! The
summer can be hot, so please bring plenty
of water. It's so different from WA!!!

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Jan 1, 2008 12:24 pm - Voted 10/10


Very nice.


lcarreau - Jan 1, 2008 12:55 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow

Thank you for the kind comments. I can not take the FULL credit ... there is a "much higher power" who is responsible for this. I am just a humble soul, who was blessed with a camera in my hands. Peace be with you, Karrar!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Feb 20, 2008 10:49 pm - Voted 10/10

Now you've done it...

Recommending against climbing it now makes me want to do it (if I can without tearing the "mountain" down, of course). Hmmm.. wonder if I can hit this when I'm in Zion next month...

Badlands fascinate me.


lcarreau - Feb 20, 2008 11:05 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Now you've done it...

You found me out ... I was using reverse
pyschology. If I say, "Please climb it,"
then you have those who say, why should
we climb it when we can see it through
the monitor's screen on SP? I don't want
the world to become lazy! Just because we
have technology at our fingertips doesn't
mean we can't walk the walk, and discover
Nature in all its wonderous glory!
Thanks, Bob!!!
(Now, I just need to lose the date on my photos!)


yatsek - Mar 10, 2009 6:12 am - Voted 10/10


I give it a 10d, or rather UIAA 11.:-)


lcarreau - Mar 10, 2009 8:50 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Extreme!

I was forced to run it through the "photo mill," or photo-lab because it received a
sub-standard vote, and I removed a date that
was stuck to the picture.

Actually, I need to return to this landmark,
and take a few more shots from different
angles and dimensions.

The REASON a person would have a difficult
time (climbing it) is because it contains
a special kind of "blue clay" that makes it
slippery and very hazardous to whoever
decides to climb it!


yatsek - Mar 11, 2009 6:37 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Extreme!

Badlands can be absolutely unclimbable, as I remarked at my Bulgaria's hoodoos, but here I meant my (independent!:)) photo climbing scale.


lcarreau - Mar 11, 2009 11:46 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Extreme!

Well, you're right once again! I had momentarily forgotten that the eastern Europeans were so independent. My apologies!!!

Actually, "extreme" is my middle name !!!


yatsek - Mar 11, 2009 12:55 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Extreme!

Actually once my old Irish friend insisted on me accepting as fact that my mind was - as he put it - "Anglo-Saxon"!!! Another thing, sorry to dissapoint you but IMHO most of the independent Eastern - and especially Central Eastern - Europeans have long gone (either overseas or to the otherworld).
Finally, your middle name, Larry, doesn't puzzle me at all as I remember your Granny was Czech. Perhaps that's why I enjoy talking to you so much:)


lcarreau - Mar 11, 2009 11:02 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Extreme!

Yes Sir Reeee! Jaket, I seem to be having a
difficult time understanding all the different
races that you have so eloquently mentioned.

Over the past 40+ yrs. I've spent on mountains and in deserts, the only RACE I was ever worried about was the "Rat Race."

HEY, I wonder if that's the reason why so
many cats appear on SP - they keep all those
rats at bay and completely under control !!!

: ))))))))))))


yatsek - Mar 12, 2009 8:06 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Extreme!

To Larry,
That's a breakthrough observation! Stunning discovery!!! (Far from kidding here.) Might change my attitude to cats entirely. Congratulations!!!!!

To RRats,
Sorry if this sounds rattist but please just slow down and look around, and you'll be sanely safe/safely sane in this animal world.


lcarreau - Mar 12, 2009 9:05 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Extreme!

LOL !! I was searching for a logical
explanation WHY people post butterflies and
domestic cats on SP.

Sometimes, steam comes out of my ears from my
contemplation of this enigmatic mystery.

It's just a question - NOT that I don't like
butterflies & cats. I mean, I would probably
loose my karma (along with my MIND) if I said anything bad about butterflies & cats !!!!!!!!!!

Thank you my cyberspace friend!


yatsek - Mar 13, 2009 7:00 am - Voted 10/10

Re: butterflies

Seriously, my keyboard pal!


lcarreau - May 11, 2009 12:48 am - Hasn't voted

Re: butterflies

It is said that butterflies of red ...

can be very mind-bending indeed.


yatsek - May 11, 2009 10:42 am - Voted 10/10

Re: butterflies



lcarreau - May 11, 2009 8:45 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: butterflies

Then again, it is said:

Please stay on the path, Grasshopper! : ))

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