Cathedral Valley Snow – February 2016

The weather station at the Torrey post office told me there had been snow overnight and since it was now a clear blue sky day I thought I might drive out to Cathedral Valley.

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Looks like I get first tracks on the Caineville Wash Road

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The Queen of the Wash looking majestic as always.

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The Temple of the Sun

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The Temples of the Sun and Moon.

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The Glass Mountain.

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The Wayne County Wall. It’s a volcanic dike that sits on the border of Wayne and Emery counties – keeping the rif-raff out for 10 million years – or in…

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The Wall of Jericho.

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The Emery County side of the Wayne County Wall.

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The Wall of Jericho, the three spires are called Mom, Pop and Little Henry (from r to l). This is approximately where John Fremont made camp on his aborted journey through Cathedral Valley, the location is only known due to a daguerreotype taken by the expedition ‘photographer’ Solomon Nunes Carvalho .

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This picture is actually from a woodcut made from the original, the artist took some liberties with the perspective. Most of the 300 daguerreotypes taken were lost in a fire. (Woodcuts don’t always make a good backup medium either)

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The Cathedrals

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Headed back towards the Henry Mountains

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The Blue Cliffs

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