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A Little Slice of Home

I've shown Navajo Mountain before... ( Click Here for That Image )

but from a very different vantage point. This is looking South

over the Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument, from

Utah Hwy 12 between Boulder and Torrey.  The previous image

was looking North East from the Watch Tower View Point on the

South Rim of the Grand Canyon.  According to Google Maps -

the distance here is about 70 miles as the crow flies.  And then

another 80 miles to the South Rim where I took the other photo.

Somehow, each time I saw Navajo Mountain on our Utah trip -

it just made me feel like I was not so far from home.  Even

though to actually drive to Navajo Mountain from here it

would be 340 miles, and about seven and a half hours!

 

A Little Slice of Home

I've shown Navajo Mountain before... ( Click Here for That Image )

but from a very different vantage point. This is looking South

over the Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument, from

Utah Hwy 12 between Boulder and Torrey.  The previous image

was looking North East from the Watch Tower View Point on the

South Rim of the Grand Canyon.  According to Google Maps -

the distance here is about 70 miles as the crow flies.  And then

another 80 miles to the South Rim where I took the other photo.

Somehow, each time I saw Navajo Mountain on our Utah trip -

it just made me feel like I was not so far from home.  Even

though to actually drive to Navajo Mountain from here it

would be 340 miles, and about seven and a half hours!

 

comments (15)

  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 12 May 2017, 06:37
I'm pleased it made you feel so good, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It did - it was kind of funny - I could see it from Bryce Canyon as well... and each time I saw it I'd point it out to Frank who I think got tired of me doing so! smile
It is so deceiving, Elizabeth, isn't it! I love knowing the distance details for this beauty.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is - the distances are really hard to judge in this part of the world... Thank you!
  • Alan
  • Carnan, Eochar
  • 12 May 2017, 07:04
The clarity of the air make it much harder to judge distances. I'd rather have your 340 miles than the same distance for me from my home to the heart of the Lake District. smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: So true. Frank often comments on the same - that the drive here is an integral part of the trip. In England it's just a means to get somewhere. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 May 2017, 07:09
You illustrate the scale of the thing so well Ellie
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Chris - I'm pleased I'm able to convey this!
you wish you were a crow rather than be in your car then, Elizabeth smile this is a stunning image.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Well yes and no... Sometimes on the way to or from a place you just want to be there right?! But on the other hand - out here in the US South West - the drive is every bit as interesting as the destination. It's why we always say excitedly "ROAD TRIP!" smile Thanks so much, Ayush!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 May 2017, 07:42
What a wide view - and the proud, magic mountain in the distance.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: A typical view out here! I just love that mountain, Philine - it has religious significance for several of our Native American tribes.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 12 May 2017, 07:46
That is quite the distance and what a wonderful view. I always love those ' sugar coated' mountain tops.....
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Amazing isn't it! I love this area so much... and I too, love the "sugar coated" mountain tops!
Hope you're having fun!!
A wilderness look Elizabeth, something we do not really get on this scale in England.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: We have it in abundance here, Chad. I'm so happy I can document it before Trump and his cronies sell it all to uranium miners and developers!
340 miles from home for me would be about 40 miles north of Glasgow. No danger of seeing that even if I stood on my roof
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile You wouldn't believe the mileage we enjoy on these road trips!!
That would be quite a drive!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: And it was! Fortunately - in the great South West, the drive is every bit as interesting as the destination! Great fun!
  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 12 May 2017, 09:30
Love this pano, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Ray!
It is a great feeling when you see a landmark and feel you are close to home.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is, isn't it, Mary!
  • Anne
  • France
  • 12 May 2017, 13:29
Amazing view!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I agree! Thank you, Anne!
I know it sounds a bit silly but you have so much distance and wide open spaces over there compared with us.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Not silly at all, Brian - Frank often comments on the same!
Distances are amazing in the West...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Frank says the same... smile

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