-Follow Succor Creek through a remote desert canyon to the red-rock spires of Leslie Gulch and the Owyhee Reservoir
-Climb to 9700 feet on Steens Mountain Road, the hightest road in Oregon, to a breathtaking view of the Alvord Desert
-Take the challenging journey into Hells Canyon, 2000 feet deeper than the Grand Canyon
-Wander through pastoral Millicoma River Valley to Golden and Silver falls, tumbling hundreds of feet over sandstone outcrops
Customized maps help you wend your way. Updated with current information about forests and other areas that were severely burned in the 2002 Biscuit Fire.
Standing before any of southern Utah?s enigmatic landforms, it?s clear there?s a story here. What carved the goblins in Goblin Valley, the domes at Capitol Reef, the towering sandstone walls of Zion Canyon, and Bryce?s hoodoo fairyland, not to mention all those arches and natural bridges? Geology Underfoot in Southern Utah explores the stories behind 33 handpicked sites, some world-famous, others off the beaten path. Marvel at tales of ancient eruptions, deserts, seas, and swamps; the movements of massive rock units over eons; and the rock?s interactions with the life above it, including humankind. Along the way, visit dinosaur trackways, old mines, rock glaciers, oysters in the desert, and more.
Sites visited in this book: Snow Canyon State Park, St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site/Johnson Farm, Parowan Gap, Frisco / Horn Silver Mine, Sevier Lake, Quail Creek State Park, Hurricane Fault, Zion National Park, The Springdale Landslide, Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Fremont Indian State Park, Fish Lake Valley, Red Canyon / Sevier Fault, Bryce Canyon National Park, Temple Mountain, The San Rafael Reef & Swell, Capitol Reef National Park, Goosenecks State Park, Valley of the Gods, Natural Bridges National Monument, Newspaper Rock, Canyonlands National Park / Upheaval Dome, Arches National Park, Copper Ridge Dinosaur Tracks, The La Sal Mountains.
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