Where on Earth? - December 2014

Clues for December 2014:

1. Incised into sandstone thought to date to the Early Jurassic, this slot canyon — just a few meters wide — is located within a sweeping, 7,600-square-kilometer red-rocks area designated as a national monument in 1996.

2. Toward the top of the image are the infamous remains of an automobile — not a Ford Taurus mind you, despite the canyon’s name — that tragically fell into the gorge in 1954, killing the three men inside.

3. A roughly 6-kilometer loop that winds through the deep, steepsided canyon is popular among hikers, but can be treacherous given some steep sections and the potential for wet, slippery rock surfaces.

 

Name the canyon and its host state.

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Answer: Incised into sandstone thought to date to the Early Jurassic, Bull Valley Slot Canyon is situated in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah. The narrow, steep-sided gorge is popular among hikers but can be treacherous, given the potential for wet, slippery rock surfaces. Photo is by Thomas McGuire.

December Winners:
Rick Allis (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Geoffrey Bedell (Kamas, Utah)
Al Hrynyshyn (Orem, Utah)
Laura Otten (Greenfield, Ind.)
Lisa Rossbacher
(McKinleyville, Calif.)

To submit your photographs to our Where on Earth? contest, send them via e-mail to
earth@earthmagazine.org.

 

 

01 Dec 2014