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11/2/2018 Monticello Mill, Monticello, UT - Current 'Abajo Foothill Trail system' is a wide area and nice many trails to enjoy hiking or cycling. This site was Monticello Mill one time that processed Uranium and Vanadium. Population increased significantly at that time of economic boom by good pay jobs. However many lives were cut short by result of deadly exposure of radioactive materials, paid very high price.
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11/3/2018 Abajo Foothill Trail System, Monticello, UT - There are few trails and select any combination of trail to meet your need of hiking distance. I’ve hiked outer layer of trails and little over five miles hike today. The trail is some times wider, some times very narrower, but mainly comfortable to hike. The Millsite Circle trail is the Montezuma Creek starting point.
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11/5/2018 Tusher Tunnel, northwest of Moab, UT - The tunnel is about couple hundred feet long and little curved, so that can’t see one end to another until hike to the middle point. South side of opening has better view. There is a sign of rock art, but I found only one petroglyph, all others are graffiti, there are many graffiti.
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11/5/2018 Determination Towers, northwest of Moab, UT - These are beautiful red color towers, standing alone. When I got there, there were two rock climbers, one was already on the top and one was climbing up, one of the tallest towers. The tower is straight about 500ft up, it was scare for just to watch them, I am not a rock climber remember?
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11/9/2018 Happy Jack Mine, UT - This mine was major producer of Uranium ore and second richest deposit of high-grade uranium in the nation during 1938-1993. In 1959 sold this mine to Texas Zinc Minerals for $20 Millions which over $200 Millions in today’s value. It is visible from highway #95 near the MM 59. Last photo is snap shot from the Google Earth.
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11/9/2018 Weaver Alcoves, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, UT - Started hiking down the wash, just before the alcoves, straight down the wash there are two tanks full of water in it, couldn’t go through. But I saw alcoves with binocular from other side of atop of the hill.
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11/10/2018 Escalante River, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, UT - Wanted to see the Escalante Natural Bridge and RA, but good quantity of river water runs and very cold to cross the river. Wish they have bridges for all major hiking trail when trails cross the river. Best time to visit here is August, water is not cold.
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11/10/2018 Upper Red Breaks Canyon, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, UT - It is just like backbone of the Zion National Park, canyons and mountains are beautiful settings. I had only few hours to spare, I enjoy hike around in nice view area.
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11/11/2018 Cosmic Ashtray (aka The Volcano), Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, UT - It is a large ashtray, much bigger than expected, and located upper side of the mountain. Donuts shaped volcano and sands in it. When I got there, there are few guys in the bottom of the ashtray. Mad scientist or artist to create chaotically beautiful rock configuration and color around here.
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11/15/2018 Big Feet Panel, Bears Ears National Monument, UT - This place is located north side of the Comb Ridge. I’ve hiked on the road from the bottom of the Comb Wash to the panel that located at west side of the Comb Ridge. From the panel, there is wonderful wide view.
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11/15/2018 Comb Wash Cave, Bears Ears National Monument, UT - It has cave feature that growing the stalagmite that grow from the cave floor, some of are reached the ceiling, some of are young and still growing. But seems to more like alcove, wide opening and not so deep. To reach the cave, it’s steep short hike to get there, follow the trail.
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11/18/2018 Behind Rocks Safari Route, Moab, UT - I’ve hiked south side of the Behind Rocks Safari Route from the highway #191 TH for 11.3 miles round trip. The road goes to the beautiful view of the fin area and snow capped La Sal Mountain Range behind it. Dirt Bikes are very popular here, I saw around 30 today.
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11/18/2018 Balcony Arch, southwest of Moab, UT - This place is west side of the fin area, just like isolated island and visible from long distance. The arch is located high up, no way to get closer. I was looking for RA around there but I didn’t find any.
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11/20/2018 Balanced Rock, Arches National Park, UT - This is a famous balanced rock, view from west side is a really balanced rock, however view from other directions are not so balanced rock.
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11/20/2018 Devils Golf Ball, Garden of Eden, Arches National Park, UT - There are many golf ball looks like around here, but official Devil’s Golf Ball is tall and standing alone one, first four photos.
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11/20/2018 Serpentine Arch, Garden of Eden, Arches National Park, UT - This arch is located between golf balls in the Garden of Eden. It is high up and no way to get closer.
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11/20/2018 Adam and Eve, Garden of Eden, Arches National Park, UT - There are three rocks, I believe left one is the Adam, right one is Eve, and smaller one between that their child? I never heard that Adam and Eve had children, but why not?
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11/20/2018 Cove Arch, Arches National Park, UT - This arch is located west side of the Double Arch, so that can see the west end of the Double Arch. Unlike the Double Arch, there is no visitors around here. There are few alcove like rock formations located upper side of the cliff.
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11/20/2018 Double Arch, Arches National Park, UT - This is one of the popular arches in this park, a means people are everywhere. It is unique and large double arch, not far from the parking lot.
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11/20/2018 Elephant Arch, Arches National Park, UT - This arch is located next to the Double Arch. Seems to there are three arches, two are rounding hole like arches and one is clacked rocks like arch. It is not so impressive arch that the why no one give any attention.
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11/20/2018 Turret Arch, Arches National Park, UT - There are two arches, one is large and small one beside it. It is popular arch, there are many people enjoy near and under the arch.
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11/20/2018 North Window, Arches National Park, UT - This window is more easier to climb up that the why more people enjoy the window area. I don’t know why it called window rather than arch in Arches National Park, not Windows National Park.
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11/20/2018 South Window, Arches National Park, UT - This window is located not far from the North Window, little harder to climb up that the why not many people window area.
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11/20/2018 The Spectacles, Arches National Park, UT - Both North Window and South Window are eye shape and made up The Spectacles, just like eye glasses with nose bridge between. North Window is the left side of these photos and South Window is the right.
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11/20/2018 Bleep Arch (aka Arch-in-the Mocking), Arches National Park, UT - Two different souses have different names, confuse. This is a not popular arch, even located between very popular The Spectacles and Double Arch. However there is a trail, some people are visiting that sure.
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11/20/2018 Park Avenue, Arches National Park, UT - The Park Avenue is just one mile long and bottom wash is the hiking trail. Some towers at both side of the wash walls have a name, such as Queen Nefertiti Rock, Queen Victoria Rock or Sausage Rock, can you guess which is what?
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