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Oct 8, 2019 12:43:27   #
Cmbtvet Loc: Elmira, NY
 
interesting rock formations

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Oct 8, 2019 14:41:28   #
Cany143 Loc: SE Utah
 
jederick wrote:
On the way home from Rocky Mountain N.P., we did a quick side trip to Fantasy Canyon (FC). FC is located about 45 miles south of Vernal, Utah is approximately 10 acres in size and is administered by the BLM. This site is remote in the sense that it is in the middle of nowhere and amenities are a vault pit toilet and vague trails. There is good roadside signage directions to FC and only the last 5 miles are on dirt roads. Also, there is a BLM office in Vernal where a FC brochure and directions are available. I would only recommend going here in good weather as I can image a muddy mess otherwise.

See Wikipedia for more information and history on FC...The rocks are composed of quartzose sandstone and were deposited during the Eocene Epoch...we all remember those days, right!! These photos were taken late afternoon after a passing storm to the west. The stand-alone "whodo's" in the photo are 6-8 feet tall! My camera battery died right at sunset or I would have stayed longer.
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This (these) is/are a bit of a departure for you, Jim. And its one I like A LOT! We live in a fantasy of a state, don't we....

Don't ordinarily use emojis, but now and then they're warranted:


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Oct 8, 2019 16:48:25   #
Cwilson341 Loc: Central Florida
 
Definitely alien and I think I saw a couple of them peeking out. Nice shots and a good find.

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Oct 8, 2019 17:10:53   #
jederick Loc: Northern Utah
 
Cmbtvet wrote:
interesting rock formations


Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at these goblins!!

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Oct 8, 2019 17:19:27   #
jederick Loc: Northern Utah
 
Cany143 wrote:
This (these) is/are a bit of a departure for you, Jim. And its one I like A LOT! We live in a fantasy of a state, don't we....

Don't ordinarily use emojis, but now and then they're warranted:

This (these) is/are a bit of a departure for you, ... (show quote)


Many, many thanks Cany. I have been wanting to get to this site for several months and this trip offered that opportunity, albeit, too short. Would only recommend going when fair weather/winds gently billows your sails!!

Utah is a magic wonderland of diverse sights and am so pleased that my wife agreed to move here 26 years ago when I retired. Utah has given me immense pleasures every since our relocation and I am continually pursuing its awe inspiring wonders. I will return to Fantasy Canyon again!!

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Oct 8, 2019 17:20:50   #
jederick Loc: Northern Utah
 
Cwilson341 wrote:
Definitely alien and I think I saw a couple of them peeking out. Nice shots and a good find.


Carol, I had goosebumps when the sun went down and was wishing I had packed a handgun, or raygun!!

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Oct 8, 2019 19:41:27   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
Excellent set, Jim! No back up battery???

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Oct 8, 2019 20:50:09   #
jederick Loc: Northern Utah
 
UTMike wrote:
Excellent set, Jim! No back up battery???


Thanks, Mike...in the car; was in to much of a hurry to get out before the light left!!

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Oct 9, 2019 05:25:31   #
cameraf4 Loc: Delaware
 
jederick wrote:
On the way home from Rocky Mountain N.P., we did a quick side trip to Fantasy Canyon (FC). FC is located about 45 miles south of Vernal, Utah is approximately 10 acres in size and is administered by the BLM. This site is remote in the sense that it is in the middle of nowhere and amenities are a vault pit toilet and vague trails. There is good roadside signage directions to FC and only the last 5 miles are on dirt roads. Also, there is a BLM office in Vernal where a FC brochure and directions are available. I would only recommend going here in good weather as I can image a muddy mess otherwise.

See Wikipedia for more information and history on FC...The rocks are composed of quartzose sandstone and were deposited during the Eocene Epoch...we all remember those days, right!! These photos were taken late afternoon after a passing storm to the west. The stand-alone "whodo's" in the photo are 6-8 feet tall! My camera battery died right at sunset or I would have stayed longer.
On the way home from Rocky Mountain N.P., we did a... (show quote)


Cool images. Makes you think that Antoni Gaudí spent his "formative years" in Utah before changing Barcelona's "look."

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Oct 9, 2019 06:07:41   #
J-SPEIGHT Loc: Akron, Ohio
 
jederick wrote:
On the way home from Rocky Mountain N.P., we did a quick side trip to Fantasy Canyon (FC). FC is located about 45 miles south of Vernal, Utah is approximately 10 acres in size and is administered by the BLM. This site is remote in the sense that it is in the middle of nowhere and amenities are a vault pit toilet and vague trails. There is good roadside signage directions to FC and only the last 5 miles are on dirt roads. Also, there is a BLM office in Vernal where a FC brochure and directions are available. I would only recommend going here in good weather as I can image a muddy mess otherwise.

See Wikipedia for more information and history on FC...The rocks are composed of quartzose sandstone and were deposited during the Eocene Epoch...we all remember those days, right!! These photos were taken late afternoon after a passing storm to the west. The stand-alone "whodo's" in the photo are 6-8 feet tall! My camera battery died right at sunset or I would have stayed longer.
On the way home from Rocky Mountain N.P., we did a... (show quote)


Very interesting images jederick.

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Oct 9, 2019 06:54:53   #
nimbushopper Loc: Tampa, FL
 
Very interesting, looks like Star Wars was filmed there!

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Oct 9, 2019 07:36:18   #
nanaval Loc: Cornwall
 
Great rock formation and pictures...

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Oct 9, 2019 07:48:52   #
jederick Loc: Northern Utah
 
cameraf4 wrote:
Cool images. Makes you think that Antoni Gaudí spent his "formative years" in Utah before changing Barcelona's "look."


Thank you and enjoyed your take on Gaudi...may be some connection here!!

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Oct 9, 2019 07:49:32   #
jederick Loc: Northern Utah
 
J-SPEIGHT wrote:
Very interesting images jederick.


Thank you Jack and it goes to show you its a crazy world out there!!

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Oct 9, 2019 07:50:22   #
jederick Loc: Northern Utah
 
nimbushopper wrote:
Very interesting, looks like Star Wars was filmed there!


Don't let Lucas find out about this area or it will be a given!!

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