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#11 AWG_Pics

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Posted 11 October 2022 - 03:20 PM

Thanks! I stepped out to make coffee and there they were -- all shrouded in mist!


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Posted 11 October 2022 - 04:26 PM

Wonderful photos... very inspiring to get out there and take it all in! Thanks for the report!


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Posted 11 October 2022 - 04:57 PM

The basement metamorphics in the Rubies are amazing!  Looking forward to more as you have opportunity to post.

 

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That brings to mind Norman Macleans’ quote from A River Runs Through It.

The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. 

I am haunted by waters.


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#14 AWG_Pics

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Posted 11 October 2022 - 05:25 PM

Thanks Rob! Sometimes it is sparse, lean and featureless. Other times it is like drinking from a firehose, there is so much barraging your senses.


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Posted 11 October 2022 - 05:38 PM

Steve, great quote. It seems to me nothing puts a person into a realistic appreciation of their significance like walking among 3,000 year old trees and lichen growing on 100,000 year old landforms carved into 30 million year old mountains composed of rocks more than a billion years old.


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Posted 11 October 2022 - 05:42 PM

Steve, great quote. It seems to me nothing puts a person into a realistic appreciation of their significance like walking among 3,000 year old trees and lichen growing on 100,000 year old landforms carved into 30 million year old mountains composed of rocks more than a billion years old.

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Posted 11 October 2022 - 10:00 PM

That brings to mind Norman Macleans’ quote from A River Runs Through It.

The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. 

I am haunted by waters.

 

Thanks for the observation that Maclean used "basement" in "A River Runs Through It".  I'm ashamed to say I haven't read it, only seen the film.  I did read Maclean's nonfiction about the Mann's Gulch fire, however.  I'm tickled to know he used "basement" properly in the novel.  

 

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Posted 11 October 2022 - 10:58 PM

You had me at Angel Lake - but that's because I grew up fishing there, the closest lake to Wendover, always good for stocker trout, and when you're a kid that's all you need - well that and a marshmallow over the fire at the end of the day.  Lot's of good memories there, thanks for the pic, they are all great!


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#19 Casa Escarlata Robles Too

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Posted 11 October 2022 - 11:02 PM

Tony thanks for taking the time to share your photos.

Your photos of Angel Lake bring back the memory of out stop there in 1981.

The night we spent there was like camping in a huge wind storm, but a beautiful place.

 

Last time we stopped there was in 2012 but the lake campground was closed for the season

so we spent the night at the lower camp.Still a beautiful place just different.

 

The photos on Monument Valley are beyond words.

 

Thanks again for sharing.

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Posted 11 October 2022 - 11:40 PM

Occidental -- thanks so much. We were surprised how warm it was at the lake. We were also surprised at the 4 pm to 6 pm heavy influx of Burners looking for an overnight stop, I suppose.


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