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Re: From Sea to Shining Sea
« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2017, 05:55:35 AM »
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Re: From Sea to Shining Sea
« Reply #41 on: July 13, 2017, 07:46:20 AM »
I realize that this looks to be a boring picture but with a little explanation that might change a little bit. Taking up most of the left hand side of the picture is just bush but it's over lapping a Cottonwood tree that is almost at center. The tree appears to be about 12ft tall but in reality that tree is about 40ft tall and has been covered with the shifting sand. Most trees die when this happens but a Cottonwood can survive because when it's branches are buried they turn into a "root" to help nourish and stabilize the tree.    Click pic to enlarge if needed.

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Re: From Sea to Shining Sea
« Reply #42 on: July 20, 2017, 11:13:16 AM »
Need a little exercise? I have just the place for you! If you'll make the visit I'll promise to make the climb with you :)  So long as you don't mind taking the full two hours!

Yes... those tiny ants at the very bottom next to and in the water are people (click to enlarge)





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Re: From Sea to Shining Sea
« Reply #43 on: July 28, 2017, 05:50:18 AM »
Jim, apparently, the warning does not stop all from going down to the fresh cooling water? At least not their first trip down. :)  A two hour climb back up, may work after they experience it. It looks like the picture was not taken from the top.   :)
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Re: From Sea to Shining Sea
« Reply #44 on: July 28, 2017, 06:28:01 AM »
No, the warning sign certainly doesn't stop all from attempting the descent and climb back up. And you're correct the picture was taken part way down. I had to do this so one can see the bottom. If you stand at the top the drop is so steep you cannot see the bottom so if you want a picture of the shoreline you have go down part way.

There is another place in the UP that is very similar only not as high with similar warning signs.

I did attempt this a couple of summers ago. Like the sign says it only took about 30 seconds or less to get down. However, while my niece and nephew made it back to the top in about 15 minutes it took me all of 30 to make it back to the top. 



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Re: From Sea to Shining Sea
« Reply #45 on: July 28, 2017, 06:51:47 AM »
The drop offs at the bottom sound scary!  But, unlike what I am accustomed to, they are not sheer rock cliffs, and the landing looks to be a bit softer than solid jagged rocks.  :)  The formation is unusual. Have not seen anything like it.
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