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Near Boulder in Garfield County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Across A Vast Horizon

Lay of the Land

 
 
Across A Vast Horizon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 17, 2016
1. Across A Vast Horizon Marker
Inscription.  
To a life that accepts Nature’s hand in sculpting an
individual expression — Nothing is exempt.

From the mellifluous rhythm and tone of the wind chime, to the traditional form of the cloud — Nothing exists alone.

All things thrive and whither in confluence with one another.

So it is; the paradox of our divinity.

—Dave Buschow


The Heart of the Escalante
"The Aquarius should be described in blank verse and illustrated upon canvas. The explorer who sits upon the brink of its parapet looking off into the southern and eastern haze, who skirts its lava cap or clambers up and down its vast ravines, who builds his campsite by the borders of its snow-fed lakes or stretches himself beneath its giant pines and spruces, forgets that he is a geologist and feels himself a poet.
—Clarence Dutton, 1880

The wild heart of the Escalante River drainage spreads before you — a labyrinth of canyons, mesas, and rolling slickrock. Remote peaks grace the horizon. On the far left lie the Henry Mountains, the last-named mountain range in the
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continental United States and home to one of the country’s few free-roaming bison herds. Follow the horizon south, and you’ll reach the rounded dome of Navajo Mountain on the Utah-Arizona border.

Waterpocket Fold
The 100-mile-long Waterpocket Fold forms the backbone of Capitol Reef National Park. Here, geologic rock layers drape over a steeply dipping fault plane. Over millennia, water and wind have eroded the soft layers, sculpting the Waterpocket Fold's intricate contours. Along the Fold, water collects in sandstone basins, forming "waterpockets."

Circle Cliffs
Within this section of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument lie huge petrified wood logs, some nearly 90 feet long. These rocks formed from trees that grew some 210 million years ago. The logs were buried in river sediments and became "petrified" as silica from volcanic ash gradually replaced organic cell tissue.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features.
 
Location. 38° 0.694′ N, 111° 21.522′ W. Marker is near Boulder, Utah, in Garfield County. Marker is on Point Lookout Road (Forest Road 1977) 0.2 miles south of Utah Route 12. Marker is located at the Homestead Overlook, near Utah Scenic Byway 12 milepost 98, about 10 miles northeast of Boulder. Touch for map
Across A Vast Horizon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 17, 2016
2. Across A Vast Horizon Marker
. Marker is in this post office area: Boulder UT 84716, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Paving Boulder Mountain Road (here, next to this marker).
 
The Heart of the Escalante image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 17, 2016
3. The Heart of the Escalante
(looking south from marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3. submitted on March 16, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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