** Weekly X Series Photo Thread 01 AUG- 07 AUG **

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Truman Prevatt
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Re: The "Hammer!"

BobsYourUncle wrote:

Hello Everyone,

Since the Southwest of the US is being drenched by monsoonal rains this week (very much needed) it reminded me of my trip to Utah 14 years ago. When my wife and I arrived at Bryce Canyon N.P. there was one heckuva thunderstorm occurring while we checked into the hotel. Once it ended we jumped back into the car and drove along the road. We stopped at a site called Thor’s hammer. Because the rocks were soaked they took on a more reddish hue.

At the time I had my Fuji APS-c camera with the 16-55/2.8…..but it was my S5 Pro with the Nikkor 16-55/2.8. BTW they are still together hanging over the chair just ti my right. The cam claimed 12mp but because of the array many deemed it only 8. However it made a nice 11x17 print. Wouldn’t mind being there now.

S5Pro, 16-55/2.8 14 years ago

keep ‘em comin’


Back in 1996 I and my horse were qualified and attended the Race of Champions which was an invitational 100 mile endurance ride.  That year it was held outside of the little town of Torrey Utah.  We went out early and spent a month in Torrey, the horses at the ranch of Doc and Dotty Weaver and while we stayed at an RV campground.  The road into Dotty's place came out at the intersection of US 24 and UT 12.  Across 24 was Capital Reef NP.  I did many a conditions rides in Capital Reef.  Beautiful country to see and even more beautiful from horseback - if you don't get lost.  These reefs were used by Butch Cassidy  and his sidekick the Sundance kid and the hole in the wall gang to escape the law.  Driving South on 12 you had Capital Reef on your left and about half way to Boulder, UT you had access to Escalante Grand Staircase - another area we spent hours in on horseback.  One day we stopped for a burger at a hole in the wall in Boulder.  The claim to fame was Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid frequented the place when in the area.  They you came to Bryce Canyon.  A lot like Capital Reef except the reefs had eroded into sandstone formations.  I we trailered down a rode in Bryce and as Ebenezer Bryce described the canyons name after him, "a Hell of a place to lose a cow."

Nice shot - the snow or hail pretty much tells the story of that area.

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