Saturday, September 22, 2012

Civics Lesson

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Something to think about....

"I only went out for a walk and finally concluded
to stay out till sundown, for going out,I found,
was really going in."

John Muir

Why does my neighborhood smell like Horse shit ?

Oh that's right.....the annual Redneck-o-Rama

And you just have to have a parade...

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Oh Hell Yes !!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

I know the voices in my head are not real.....

.....but they do have some interesting ideas....

Something to think about.....

You know, if government were a product, selling it would be illegal. Government is a health hazard. Governments have killed many more people than cigarettes or unbuckled seat belts ever have.

— P.J. O’Rourke

Students excavate 10,000-year-old Bison kill site

The site was last visited by humans in the Folsom Age — which was more than 10,000 years ago

The team found the skeletal remains of more than a dozen bison, some Folsom points — weapons used to kill bison — and some of the butchering tools Paleoindians used to cut up the animals.

A Blog About History

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Public Service Annoucement

Geology of the San Rafael Swell

The San Rafael Swell, with roughly 1,800 square miles of public land, is one of the Colorado Plateau’s classic Laramide-age uplifts. It is a broad, elongate, structural dome trending mostly northeast. Originally horizontal, the rock layers comprising this structure were compressed during the Laramide Orogeny into a convex, upward-arching anticline measuring about 75 miles long and 30 miles wide.

Written In Stone...seen through my lens

Monday, September 3, 2012

Clear Creek Canyon

As early as 7200 years ago, Clear Creek Canyon was used by prehistoric hunters and gatherers as a passageway through the Pahvant Plateau.

The Fremont culture was first identified from sites found in 1928 along the Fremont River near Capitol Reef National Park. Archaeologists noticed that structures and artifacts were different than those in Anasazi sites to the south. Unique characteristics included previously unseen pottery types, dew claw moccasins, unfired clay figurines and petroglyphs with a trapezoidal body shape.

If you have a major disaster involving hundreds of thousands, or in this case millions of people.....

.....whether it be a natural disaster or an act of terrorism, the first 72 hours are going to be totally chaotic no matter what you plan to do.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Smash your television.....

Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon

The conquistadors' inability to comprehend the scale of Grand Canyon topography had nothing to do with the century these men lived in. Of course, Cardenas' Hopi guides knew well their nearby "Salt Trail" route to the river; they likely smiled inward even as they impassively watched Cardenas' three "agile" conquistadors struggling in vain for three days in growing thirst atop the Redwall cliffs.
Hopi mirth aside, our point here is that even these tough little men in armor who toted Toledo steel and conquered empires embodied the same two failings the nearly every non-Indian visitor to Grand Canyon since 1540 has exemplified : an inability to comprehend the scale of Grand Canyon and a marked--and often fatal--tendency to underestimate it.

Slot ? or Not ?......

Utah has the densest population of slot canyons in the world due to the eroding soft sandstone and arid conditions found in the state.


Seven decapitations in one week. Don't you just hate killers, who take head and never give it?

The Clam Shell.....