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Hey, Dyslexia, you old desert rat....

 
 
Reply Fri 6 Jan, 2006 12:41 pm
I have a question for you. You mentioned the fact that you've been around Utah for many years and have seen a good portion of it. I was just poking around some travel sites and came across a photo of a spot which I recognized immediately.

It's in Canyonland. When I was there last summer I was checking out the various rock formations and drinking a few beers (carefully hiding them from the suspicious-looking rangers) and on the way out there was a small sign pointing to the left that said "Arch" or something like that. Approximately 1/4 mile from the side of the road to the arch. I was going to pass but figured, hell, I might not get this way again so I might as well check it out.

The walk there was typical high desert stuff down a well-worn path. I get to the top of the rise and see the arch below. Nothing spectacular -- a small arch sitting alone.

By now I had seen quite a few arches and I turned to leave. But then I thought to myself "Gus, maybe there's something more to that arch than you can see from here."

So I headed down there and what I stumbled across was by far my favorite Utah view....



http://www.grandcanyonexcursions.com/images/Canyonlands%20Mesa%20Arch.jpg

You recognize the place?

I sat on the ledge until darkness forced me away. One hell of a spot.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jan, 2006 12:48 pm
Oh, and one of the rangers came upon me when I was tossing a beer can over the edge. He started screaming at me, so I tossed him over too.

I wonder if they ever found that prick?
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jan, 2006 12:57 pm
Well, you know what they say: One big pile is better than two little piles.

Or something like that.
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jan, 2006 12:58 pm
I thought the Mormons bulldozed this place years ago to make room for a House of God and some condos.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jan, 2006 01:00 pm
President Bush is a Mormon isn't he?

(oops. Accidentally added an extra m)
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jan, 2006 01:01 pm
gustavratzenhofer wrote:
President Bush is a Mormon isn't he?

(oops. Accidentally added an extra m)


Ormon?
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jan, 2006 01:06 pm
Yep. An Ormon is a lower caste, down one step from the Moron.
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LionTamerX
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jan, 2006 01:06 pm
Green Witch wrote:
I thought the Mormons bulldozed this place years ago to make room for a House of God and some condos.


I have a brochure for it... It's called Six Flags Over Jesus.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jan, 2006 02:51 pm
Oh Gus- That is gorgeous!!! I want to go there again BWAAAA! Crying or Very sad
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jan, 2006 06:09 pm
Ticomaya wrote:
gustavratzenhofer wrote:
President Bush is a Mormon isn't he?

(oops. Accidentally added an extra m)


Ormon?


That was funny.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jan, 2006 10:57 pm
Don't encourage him, dlowan.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jan, 2006 11:41 pm
I encouraged YOU once upon a time, Gus.
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littlek
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jan, 2006 11:44 pm
Just once?
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jan, 2006 11:52 pm
I adopted a generally encouraging attitude...laughed on his threads and such.

What WAS the first Abuzz thread we met on, Gus?
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littlek
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jan, 2006 11:54 pm
Hmmm.. you've stopped? I hadn't noticed, really.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jan, 2006 11:58 pm
What is this?


You kill a joke with these questions!!!


I was just funning with Gus.
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Diane
 
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Reply Sat 7 Jan, 2006 12:16 am
Gus, have you read Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey. Both you and Dys remind me of Abbey. An old fart when he was still young and totally honest about himself.

His love of the southwest was complete; the Six Flags changes made to so many of the parks broke his heart just as it does to any of us who have been there before all those beautiful places were "discovered."

Dys is already in bed, but I'll leave a note for him about your thread.

Now, let's get back to Deb's encouraging attitude...
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littlek
 
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Reply Sat 7 Jan, 2006 12:48 am
Aw, I was just being silly, rabbit.

Diane, I've read it. But, not for a looong time. Maybe I should read it again.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 7 Jan, 2006 01:10 am
Encouraging attitood indeed!
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Sat 7 Jan, 2006 08:19 am
dlowan wrote:
What WAS the first Abuzz thread we met on, Gus?


I don't recall, but I have a vague memory of thinking you were a man and you becoming quite upset.

I think you threatened me.
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