The Wickiup, near I-70 in the San Rafael Swell.

This picture is by former SP member WasatchVoyage; he transferred it to me before leaving SP in order to keep the Wickiup page (which he created) intact.

This hill shows the contrasting colored sandstone of the San Rafael Swell. This formation can be seen north of I-70, very near the exit to the Head of Sinbad. I believe it is referred as "The Wickiup" on the USGS quad map. Peak elevation of 6,982 feet.

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Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Mar 15, 2009 7:48 am - Voted 10/10

I could

easily think of a more fitting name for this incredible mountain!

Marcsoltan

Marcsoltan - Mar 15, 2009 9:04 am - Voted 10/10

I agree

with Ejnar. There is a mountain in Nepal called "Noomboor" It has the same meaning as what Einar is talking about.
Great photo,
Marc

lcarreau

lcarreau - Mar 15, 2009 7:01 pm - Voted 10/10

What an amazing

sandstone formation! And, great contrast with all the crazy juniper trees.

I give it 10/10 !!!!!!

TheGoat

TheGoat - Mar 16, 2009 1:14 am - Voted 10/10

Colors

Blue sky, red and orange mountain, dark green trees--nice. And a mountian so symmetrical it looks surreal.

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Mar 16, 2009 9:02 am - Voted 10/10

This mountain

ought to be given a name that reflects its unique shape and colouring (on seeing it my wife exclaimed, "Why, it looks exactly like a breast, it even has an areola!"). Since you already have several 'Molly's Nipple', a 'Nippletop' (and even a 'Breast of Venus' in Carlsbad Caverns), I think that this peak might well be called "Sheba's Breast" , which has two advantages: it is the name of a mountain in literature (Sir Henry Rider Haggard's "King Solomon's Mines"), and the name itself comes from the Bible, which might make it more acceptable to religious fundamentalists.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Mar 16, 2009 10:29 am - Voted 10/10

Re: This mountain

What Ejnar said! "King Solomon's Mines" was
a great work of literature, and I most
certainly see the "enigmatic" comparison. : )

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Mar 16, 2009 10:15 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: This mountain

Ejnar, maybe you should post this picture in the "Hottest Chick Alive?" thread!

lcarreau

lcarreau - Mar 17, 2009 10:38 am - Voted 10/10

Re: This mountain

Only my personal opinion, but me thinks this
formation beats the "Breast of Venus" any day of the week !!!

imontop

imontop - Apr 2, 2009 2:07 pm - Voted 10/10

Geez!

That just goes to show what's on everyone's mind, even when you're out hiking! Bunch of dirty old men! Great picture of that multi-colored "gland".

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