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Holy Week in a Holy Place

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Offline Al

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Re: Holy Week in a Holy Place
« Reply #75 on: January 01, 2019, 07:51:00 PM »
Interesting to note that the 'toe' that had been sticking out near the top of the swirl has broken off and is resting at its bottom these 24 years later.

We it must have been recent because it was there in Feb. 2014

I think perhaps the "toe" is still high up above. Buck's and M.E's photos are taken from roughly the same angle (south looking north?) but I think Jeff's is almost 180 degrees
away from their angle, that is looking at the same thing from the opposite side (north looking south?).

I learned some years ago it is best not to debate FM on such matters . . .

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Offline dprather

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Re: Holy Week in a Holy Place
« Reply #76 on: January 01, 2019, 09:43:10 PM »
I wonder if the place will still be toxic by this Easter??
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Offline mule ears

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Re: Holy Week in a Holy Place
« Reply #77 on: January 02, 2019, 06:17:49 AM »
Interesting to note that the 'toe' that had been sticking out near the top of the swirl has broken off and is resting at its bottom these 24 years later.

We it must have been recent because it was there in Feb. 2014

I think perhaps the "toe" is still high up above. Buck's and M.E's photos are taken from roughly the same angle (south looking north?) but I think Jeff's is almost 180 degrees
away from their angle, that is looking at the same thing from the opposite side (north looking south?).

I learned some years ago it is best not to debate FM on such matters . . .

True that Al!   :victory:
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Offline Summit

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Re: Holy Week in a Holy Place
« Reply #78 on: January 31, 2019, 05:46:08 PM »
Yet another excellent trip report.  I really enjoyed reading about your trip and the photos did my soul good.  I suffer from NDD (nature deficit disorder), and your report helped stave off the symptoms.  Much obliged! 

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Offline jeffblaylock

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Re: Holy Week in a Holy Place
« Reply #79 on: January 31, 2019, 10:28:25 PM »
Yet another excellent trip report.  I really enjoyed reading about your trip and the photos did my soul good.  I suffer from NDD (nature deficit disorder), and your report helped stave off the symptoms.  Much obliged! 

Thank you, Summit. I suffer from NDD, too. There are some fine desk vacations on this site.
Jeff Blaylock
Austin, Texas

"We'll be back, someday soon. We will return, someday, and when we do the gritty
splendor and the complicated grandeur of Big Bend will still be here. Waiting for us."--Ed Abbey

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Offline wotantx

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Re: Holy Week in a Holy Place
« Reply #80 on: February 01, 2019, 07:53:33 AM »
On the 45mph, I had been politely warned not to speed in the park.  I never had a problem, as I was always too busy trying to see all the views.

Last time I was in the park I was driving the posted speed limit when a coyote sauntered out into the road in front of me.  He/she barely acknowledged me as I slammed on the brakes and came to a complete stop.  I had to wait until the coyote crossed, in absolutely no hurry.  Had I been going much faster, the outcome could have been much different. 


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Back on 12/31/17, I was driving 170.  I peaked a hill between arroyos and came across this:





Obviously, I had time to stop, as did the person behind me.  It was quite the herd, and took a few minutes for them to get across.

 


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