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Landscape Scenes From A Different Galaxy - Fantasy Canyon, Utah
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Oct 9, 2019 11:16:34   #
saxman71 Loc: Seattle
 
Utah is such an amazing state. So many sights to see. I have never before heard of Fantasy Canyon. Very interesting shots and a place I will put on my personal map of locations to visit. Thanks for posting.

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Oct 9, 2019 11:27:42   #
vicksart Loc: Novato, CA -earthquake country
 
Very cool! Thanks for sharing.

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Oct 9, 2019 11:51:32   #
rmalarz Loc: Tempe, Arizona
 
Very nice work in presenting these incredible land structures.
--Bob
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)

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Oct 9, 2019 12:48:47   #
jpgto Loc: New Haven County, Constitution State
 
Very different, interesting.

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Oct 9, 2019 13:03:13   #
Stash Loc: South Central Massachusetts
 
Some mighty interesting formations.

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Oct 9, 2019 13:05:00   #
artBob Loc: Near Chicago
 
Great captures--I've seen nothing like these.

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Oct 9, 2019 14:42:17   #
Sylvias Loc: North Yorkshire England
 
Certainly different and interesting set Jederick, excellent series.

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Oct 9, 2019 15:37:09   #
Saigon Loc: Atlanta, GA
 
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)


Wow...I've not seen this rock formations before. Great trip jederick!

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Oct 9, 2019 17:27:56   #
srfmhg Loc: Marin County, CA
 
Incredible shapes Jim. #5 looks like a clenched fist and a well defined arm in a classic muscle man pose.

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Oct 9, 2019 19:41:04   #
PAR4DCR Loc: A Sunny Place
 
Very unusual rock formations. Well captured Jederick.

Don

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Oct 9, 2019 19:58:52   #
Gallopingphotog
 
Never heard of it but definitely will be part of an upcoming trip! Are the trails very challenging?

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Oct 9, 2019 21:23:33   #
woodweasel Loc: bellingham Wa
 
Super set of captures. Thank you for sharing πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Oct 9, 2019 21:39:48   #
Susan yamakawa
 
Earnest Botello wrote:
WOW!!! Jederick, the most unusual rock formations I have ever seen, crazy, great shots.


I agreeβ£οΈπŸ€—

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Oct 9, 2019 21:41:23   #
Susan yamakawa
 
jederick wrote:
Many thanks Earnest...I'm gonna have to go back again at some point. There was a lot to photograph but with darkness coming and a dead battery, I missed the opportunity to finish our visit.


Yes go back for more shots β£οΈπŸ€—πŸ‘

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Oct 10, 2019 08:29:06   #
judy 2011 Loc: Northern Utah
 
Hi Jim!
Great set! Love your photos. What a cool place!!
Happy you got to go visit such a fantastic place.
What else did you do in the area?

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