#waterpocketfold

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Racetrack Valley Overlook provides one of the more spectacular vistas of the western U.S. At least I think so. The Waterpocket old is a monocline developed over a deeply buried fault in South-central Utah during the Laramide Orogeny. An orogeny is a mountain building event and the Laramide was active between about 75 and 40 million years ago. Regional uplift and differential erosion of mesozoic sediments produced the feature we see today.

Shot on Nikon F5 loaded with Fujichrome Velvia 50 A.S.A. film. Unfortunately, I didn't record which lens I used but I think that it was a Tamron 70-200mm G2.
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Burr Trail

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One of my surprise gifts to Matthew for our trip was a Utah Parks shirt from @parksproject (one of my favorite companies— highly recommend you check them out if you love our parks!). I had a similar tank top in a women’s cut with the same illustration on the front. These photos weren’t planned (lol I am using an iPhone I am not a professional) but he did still look like a model with the dramatic vistas behind him 😍😍😍😍
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Capitol Reef National Park

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🇺🇸 Story time: End of Day 5 and completely cliffed-out.
We’d started way down in the narrows of Halls Creek and climbed up into the slick-rock of the Waterpocket Fold until the ridge in the video cut us off from a direct approach back into Escalante country.
At this point, we were just too committed to backtrack so we made camp for the night.
I actually had a few bars of cell service here and was able to get a weather report, which warned of a cold front sweeping through the area bringing hurricane-force winds.
Being as exposed as we were, we simply got lucky the front didn’t reach us any sooner. In fact, there wasn’t a breath of wind in camp that night and the bugs were pretty bad.
In the morning, we dropped down into the canyon below and free-climbed (without ropes) up and over the slab in the background, which was one of the sketchier climbs I’ve ever made.
By late afternoon, we were trudging headlong into 40mph winds in East Moody Canyon, and didn’t find a single drop of water until reaching the Escalante River well after dark.
Little did we know the worst day would be the next but that’s a whole different story...

#Utah #GrandStaircaseEscalanteNationalMonument #WaterpocketFold #Suckfest #Backpacking #Mountaineering #Adventure #Explore #AverageGuy #OptOutside #WETSU #TBT


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Spent the night in Utah in a cave up in the hills. #abandoneduraniummine #utah #friendofthedevil #earthwrinkles #monocline #waterpocketfold


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Admiring that anticline from way to close to the edge. 😅😬😊


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Cassidy Arch, Capitol Reef National Park Utah. We hiked 3.3 miles to the Arch on top of the Waterpocket Fold, the fault line that defines Capitol Reef itself.
This hike was not planned.
#capitolreefnationalpark #cassidyarch #landscape #landscapephotography #arch #naturalarch #america #utah #geology #geologyrocks #photography #waterpocketfold

Capitol Reef National Park

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This week I’m struggling with my vision, time management, and commitment, 😐and trying to stress less. 👌
Reflecting on my recent trip to Capitol Reef National Park...

How do you respond to stress? Do you crack under pressure? 💢Or do you bend? 〰️Our earth is subjected to many different stresses and responds in many different ways.
In this picture I took of the park during my visit it was explained to me that the white rock layer on the left was 165 feet lower than the exact same rock layer on the right.
The geology at this National Park, the Waterpocket Fold, is an epic example of the earth bending under pressure. 60 million years in the making, intense East-West compression and pressure caused over 9,000 feet of overlying rock layers to warp and fold on top of one another.
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We can learn so much from Mother Nature...when feeling the weight of the world on you, resist cracking, don’t let it break you. Stand tall. Find a way to change, to adapt, to make it work for you, and continue to let your beauty and strength shine through! In the end, you’ll be more stunning than ever.

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#liveoutside #getoutside


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Utah has incredibly varied landscapes, from desert canyons to high elevation mountains. Here is the view from the top of boulder mountain looking across the waterpocket fold to the Henry mountains #utah #bouldermountain #henrymountains #waterpocketfold #capitolreef #capitolreefnationalpark #landscapephotography #naturephotography #nature #nikon #photo #photography


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#ThrowbackThursday Drove thru The Hoghack on Utah 12 West in June 2011. No guard rails and 800 feet sharp drop offs on either side. Utah state highway 12 is designated as “All American Road” which crosses thru Dixie National Forests near 10,000 feet. Breathtaking views, all the way from Torrey (The gateway to Capitol Reef NP) to Panguitch near Bryce Canyon NP. Utah 12 is truly one of the most scenic drives I’ve ever seen in lower 48 states. #utahscenicbyway12 #utah12 #LarbHollowOverlook #waterpocketfold #DixieNationalForest #TheHogback #Ridge #RedRock #Boulders #americansouthwest #grandstaircaseescalantenationalmonument #Roadtrip #grandcircle #ColoradoPlateau #Utah

Scenic byway 12 Utah

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Reflecting pool at the top of “the tanks” trail in Capitol Gorge #capitolreef #capitolreefnationalpark #naturephotography #hiking #nature #naturephotography #landscapephotography #nikon #utah #waterpocketfold #water


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The Waterpocket Fold
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The Waterpocket Fold is a 100-mile long warp in the earth’s crust that defines Capitol Reef National Park. It is a classic monocline, or step up, in rock layers that formed between 50 million and 70 million years ago when movement in the underlying fault caused the western side of the fold to shift up and the overlying sedimentary rock to drape over the eastern side. The western side of the fold is 7,000 feet higher than the eastern side. Ongoing water erosion has exposed the underlying rock layers, creating the park’s colorful and unusual rock formations.
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Capitol Reef National Park

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Not a bad view at work today... #waterpocketfold #notom #solar #offgrid #utah

Capitol Reef National Park

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Capitol Reef National Park

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It's been at least a week since I posted a moonrise shot, and that's way too long. So here's another one. .
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#moonrise #capitolreefnationalpark #capitolreef #moon #utah #utahmighty5 #waterpocketfold #olympus #uvucrfs

Capitol Reef National Park

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This is on the east side of the Waterpocket Fold, on the Notom Road. This side of the reef is even drier than the west. The stream bottom looks lush and green, but it's a very thin line with no surface water in the creek to support it. Water sources that usually last all summer are already dry. Cattle are dying.
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#prayforrain #drought #ranchlife #waterpocketfold #capitolreefnationalpark #capitolreef #utah #werutah #olympus

Notom, Utah

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