A River Once More: Hite, Utah April 2005

Another feet of sediment have accumulated since this page was created.


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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Factory Butte near Hanksville, Utah

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: State Highway 24 southbound north of Hanksville, Utah, with Henry Mountains in the background.

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Title: A River Once More
Date: April 21, 2005
Description: The view upstream from the Hite Overlook. N 37.88128 W 110.40803

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Closeup of the silt buildup in the Colorado River channel.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Hite Marina boat ramp high and dry. Compare to Box 44, slide 7.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Fins west of the Hite Overlook.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Silt delta and stagnant water downstream from Hite Overlook.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Colorado River eroding sediment deposits.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Boat ramp near Hite, Utah Highway 95, Dirty Devil River Canyon.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Silt and sandstone formations across the Colorado River from Hite Overlook.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: The view looking northeast from Hite Overlook.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Telephoto shot of temporary boat ramp. Note slumping bank of recent sediment on right side of river, sandstone bluff on left.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Channel erosion just downstream from Hite Overlook.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: The view looking downstream (southwest) from Hite Overlook. Compare to Box 44, slide 9.

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Date: April 23, 2005
Description: Lake Powell pool (?) seen looking southwest from Hite Overlook. Water elevation 3558.41 feet.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Temporary boat ramp just upstream from Hite Overlook

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Colorado River eroding sediment deposits just upstream from Hite Overlook.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: The view looking upstream (northeast) from Hite Overlook.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Utah Highway 95 bridge over Colorado River seen from the Hite Overlook.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: The view looking upstream (northeast) from the Hite Overlook.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Eroded sediment and sluffing bank directly below the Hite Overlook.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Hite Marina (high and dry), sediment deposits, and the Colorado River downstream from the Hite Overlook.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: The view looking upstream (northeast) from Hite Overlook. Compare to Box 44, slide 6.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Tamarisk and slumping river bank near temporary boat ramp neat Hite Overlook. N 37.88845 W 110.40018, elevation 3669 feet.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Cross-bedding and layers in exposed sediment bank.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Layers and recent slumps in eroding sediment bank.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: River runners packing up boat at temporary ramp near Hite.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Slumping sediment bank.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Cracks in dried-out sediment deposits by temporary boat ramp near Hite Overlook.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Exposed river cobbles near temporary boat ramp.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Overhanging sandstone bluff near temporary boat ramp.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Sand cascading off of eroding sediment bank.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Sand cascading off of eroding sediment bank.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Sand cascading off of eroding sediment bank.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: High water mark and sandstone cliffs above temporary boat ramp near Hite Overlook.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Cracked and eroded sediment on top of older sandstone near temporary boat ramp near Hite Overlook.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Scale of the cracked and eroded sediment.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Sediment deposits near Hite Overlook.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Shells (from Lake Powell) near temporary boat ramp near Hite Overlook.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Dirty Devil River bridge on Utah Highway 95. N 37.91713 W 110.38823 elevation 3864 feet.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: The view looking upstream from the Dirty Devil River bridge. Compare to Box 44, slide 16.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: The view looking downstream from the Dirty Devil River bridge. Compare to Box 44, slide 17.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: The view looking downstream from Dirty Devil River bridge.

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Date: April 23, 2005
Description: Utah State Highway 95 Dirty Devil River Bridge. Compare to Box 44, slide 15.

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Title: A River Once More
Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Utah Highway 95 Colorado River (Narrow Canyon) bridge. N 37.89220 W 110.37131 elevation 3786 feet.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Sediment eroding below Narrow Canyon bridge.

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Title: Hear hear!
Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Editorial comments on Narrow Canyon bridge.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: The view looking upstream (east) from Narrow Canyon bridge. Compare to Box 44, slide 14.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Sandstone bluff below Narrow Canyon bridge, no slumping or visible erosion.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Sediment below Narrow Canyon bridge being eroded by Colorado River.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Colorado River, Utah Highway 95, Henry Mountains from Narrow Canyon bridge.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: The view looking downstream (west) from Narrow Canyon bridge.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Eroding sediment below Narrow Canyon Bridge.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Sedment eroding, sandstone not eroding below Narrow Canyon bridge.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Wider view of sediment erosion below Narrow Canyon bridge.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Sandstone formations (including overhangs) near Hite, seen from Narrow Canyon bridge.

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Title: Where's the water?
Date: April 21, 2005
Description: The boat ramp at Hite Marina N 37.87255 W 110.39549 elevation 3715.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Butte at the mouth of North Wash seen from Hite boat ramp.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: The view looking upriver (northeast) from the Hite boat ramp. Compare to WPD Box 18 slide 10.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Overhanging rock formations near Hite Marina.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Eroded sediment in Farley Canyon, Utah N 37.81943 W 110.40443 elevation 3652 feet.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Farley Canyon, Utah, looking northeast.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Bluff above parking area at Farley Canyon.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Farley Canyon and Henry Mountains, Utah.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Eroding sediment in Farley Canyon, Utah.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Sediment bank in Farley Canyon, Utah.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Cracked dried sediment in Farley Canyon, Utah.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Lake Powell in Farley Canyon, Utah. Water elevation 3558.41 feet.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: View looking upstream (east) from water's edge in Farley Canyon, Utah.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Lake Powell in Farley Canyon, Utah.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Stagnant water of Lake Powell in Farley Canyon, Utah.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Small alluvial fan in Farley Canyon, Utah.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: Dried, cracked, and eroding sediment in Farley Canyon, Utah.

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Date: Parking area and moon, Farley Canyon, Utah.

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Date: April 21, 2005
Description: The high water mark in Farley Canyon, Utah.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Sunrise at Farley Canyon, Utah.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Farley Canyon and Henry Mountains from Utah Highway 95.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Flowers near White Canyon bridge on Utah Highway 95.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: White Canyon, Utah from Highway 95 bridge.

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Date: April 24, 2005
Description: Green plants after a wet winter along Utah Highway 276 to Hall's Crossing.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Utah HIghway 276 to Hall's Crossing.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Boat ramp at Hall's Crossing, N 37.46324 W 110.71745, Bullfrog in background.

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Date: Houseboat on Lake Powell near Hall's Crossing, water level 3558.88 feet.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Lake Powell west of Hall's Crossing.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Hall's Crossing boat ramp and Marina. Note navigational light on far right of image.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Halls Crossing Marina and Bullfrog Basin in the background.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Construction work on Hall's Crossing boat ramp.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: The view looking down the steep boat launching ramp at Hall's Crossing.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Tires to be used in breakwater at Hall's Crossing boat ramp.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Hall's Crossing boat ramp (still in the water).

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Boat storage at Hall's Crossing, Utah.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Looking back at the boat launching ramp at Hall's Crossing from the floating dock.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Temporary ramp extension for Hall's Crossing marina (formerly located in this cove).

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Floating docks for Hall's Crossing marina now high and dry.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Floating docks for Hall's Crossing marina now high and dry.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Boat ramp extension, utiltity plumbing, and original boat ramp at Hall's Crossing.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: The desert in green along Utah Highway 276 near Clay Hills.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: The desert in green along Utah Highway 276 near Clay Hills.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Sandstone bluffs above Clay Hills Crossing, San Juan River. N 37.29399 W 110.39743 elevation 3725 feet.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: San Juan River boat ramp at Clay Hills Crossing, Navajo Mountain in background.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Rafts at Clay Hills Crossing, San Juan River.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Waterfall warning sign at Clay Hills Crossing. Water reported to be 40 feet high at one time.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Fry Canyon sign.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Fry Canyon, Utah.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Happy Jack Mine, along Utah Highway 95 between Hite and Fry Canyon.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Sandstone bluffs seen from Blue Notch N 37.76672 W 110.30625 elevation 5374 feet.

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Date: April 22, 2005. The view looing west from Blue Notch to Blue Notch Canyon and Lake Powell.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: The view looking east from Blue Notch, Utah Highway 95 in the middle distance.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Possible arch near road to Blue Notch, Utah.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Picnic shelter near Hite airstrip.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: The Colorado river just below Narrow Canyon bridge, seem from the Hite airstrip.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Narrow Canyon bridge and Utah Highway 95 seen from the Hite airstrip.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Slumping bank of eroded sediment near temporary Hite boat ramp.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Slumping bank of eroded sediment near temporary Hite boat ramp.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: The view looking downstream (southwest) from near the temporary Hite boat ramp.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Boat ramp at Bullfrog, Utah. N 37.76672 W 110.30625 elevatioon 3725 feet, water level 3558.88 feet.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Houseboats in Bullfrog Bay, Utah.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Parking on boat ramp, Bullfrog Bay, Hall's Crossing in background.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Hall's Crossing, Utah seen from Bullfrog, Utah.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Houseboats anchored in Bullfrog Bay, Utah.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Boat storage in Bullfrog Bay, Utah.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Boat storage at Bullfrog Bay, Utah.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Boat ramp at Bullfrog, Utah. Compare to Box 44, slide 1.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Preparing to launch a house boat at Bullfrog.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Houseboat launching.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Houseboat launching.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: The ferry ramp at Bullfrog, Utah.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: The view looing up the boat ramp at Bullfrog, Utah from near the current water level.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Sign at the Utah Highway 24 turnoff for the Maze district of Canyonlands just south of the Gobblin Valley turnoff.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Sunset over the San Rafael Swell seen from the intersection of US 6 and Interstate 70 near Green River, Utah.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Sunset over the San Rafael Swell.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Sunset over the San Rafael Swell.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Sunset on the Beckwith Plateau near Woodside, Utah.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Sunset on the Book Cliffs near Woodside, Utah.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Sunset on the Book Cliffs near Woodside, Utah.

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Date: April 22, 2005
Description: Sunset on the Book Cliffs near Woodside, Utah.