Panographers: Episode 9

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Images shown during my part of the Panographers Episode 9: Terrain of the American Southwest. http://www.panogs.com/panogs/2014/2/23/episode-9-southwest

Gunlock State Park, Utah, USA

Gunlock State Park, Utah, USA
Gunlock Reservoir is low on this day in early spring of 2014.  The boat ramp was closed last fall and now the hikers and campers have the state park to themselves.  From the looks of the snow pack in the nearby mountains, my guess is that no water...
Published 22/02/2014 by John Roberts

Redstone Peaks, Lake Mead NRA, Nevada, USA

Redstone Peaks, Lake Mead NRA, Nevada, USA
Above our view point rise the jagged Redstone Peaks, the remnants of an ancient volcano torn part millions of years ago by the action of plate tectonics.  Below, the other worldly landscape shows a similarly violent past with the greenish brown of...
Published 22/02/2014 by John Roberts

Devil's Playground, Box Elder County, Utah, USA

Devil's Playground, Box Elder County, Utah, USA
There isn't much in the way of non-technical discussion of the origin of the Devil's Playground. The viewer can refer to the Utah Geological Survey's page here: http://geology.utah.gov/surveynotes/geosights/devils_playground.htmDuring the Eocene, ...
Published 02/06/2012 by John Roberts

Inside the Arch at Paul Bunyan's Woodpile, Juab County, Utah, USA

Inside the Arch at Paul Bunyan's Woodpile, Juab County, Utah, USA
This unusual rock formation formed when magma invaded the cracks of an ancient collapsed volcano here in central Utah around 30 million years ago.  As the magma cooled, it contracted.  Generally it is easier for the cooling magma to contract verti...
Published 25/04/2012 by John Roberts

Frary Peak, Antelope Island State Park, Utah, USA

Frary Peak, Antelope Island State Park, Utah, USA
Frary Peak on Antelope Island rises 2,400 feet (approximately 730 meters) above the level of the Great Salt Lake to a peak of 6,597 feet (or 2 km).  Surrounded by the Great Salt Lake with its marshes and salt flats, Frary Peak offers an excellent ...
Published 11/04/2012 by John Roberts

Lower West Rim Trail, Zion National Park, Utah, USA

Lower West Rim Trail, Zion National Park, Utah, USA
Just north of Angel's Landing, the West Rim trail passes along a ridge between the main canyon of Zion National Park carved by the Virgin River and the smaller Refrigerator Canyon below Cathedral Mountain.
Published 25/01/2012 by John Roberts

Dinosaur Track, Red Fleet State Park, Utah, USA

Dinosaur Track, Red Fleet State Park, Utah, USA
This dinosaur track (likely a dilophosaurus) is located on the shores of the Red Fleet reservoir within Red Fleet State Park across from the marina and main camping area.  There are over 200 tracks along the shoreline, though many are difficult to...
Published 12/09/2010 by John Roberts

Fantasy Canyon, Utah, USA

Fantasy Canyon, Utah, USA
  Fantasy Canyon is an erosion feature set in an ancient lake bed in the Uinta Basin.  The erosion of the softer shale left behind the harder sandstone to produce the very fine features observed in this little canyon. The shale deposits are also r...
Published 12/09/2010 by John Roberts

The Wedge Overlook, San Rafael Swell, Utah, USA

The Wedge Overlook, San Rafael Swell, Utah, USA
The Wedge Overlook is actually a series of overlooks along the cliffs of the "Little Grand" canyon carved by the San Rafael river within the San Rafael Swell in Utah.  The overlook is accessed by a series of well graded (non-asphalt) roads.  As yo...
Published 11/07/2010 by John Roberts