Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Vermillion Cliffs

Vermillion Cliffs
Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness / Vermillion Cliffs National Monument.  Arizona.  March 25, 2016
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Photo of the Day by A. F. Litt: September 14, 2016 


I stuck a number one on yesterday's post, but wrote too much and did not have time to post any additional photos.  Today, I know I only have time for one.  

This is shot from just off Highway 89A between Marble Canyon and township of Vermillion Cliffs, so it is not necessarily in the national monument itself, and may actually show only the Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness that rings the monument, but does show the cliffs.  From where this is shot, the cliffs rise some 3,000 feet to the Paria Plateau above.  

Up there on the plateau, there are some spectacular sights, from what I understand.  A few years back National Geographic published an article on this monument, and the photos were amazing.  It is worth tracking down.

It's hard to get a sense of scale in these photos.  This is one of the more dramatic steps of the Grand Staircase.

Vermillion Cliffs and U. S. 89A
Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness / Vermillion Cliffs National Monument.  Arizona.  March 25, 2016  
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Interpretive Sign - Paria Station
Paria Contact Station.  Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.  Utah.  March 24, 2016.
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Paria Canyon Interpretive Sign
Paria Contact Station.  Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.  Utah.  March 24, 2016. 
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Map at Paria Station
Paria Contact Station.  Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.  Utah.  March 24, 2016. 
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 http://www.nps.gov/brca/geology_grand.html
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