Monday, July 5, 2010

The Quarry

Sunday July 4 2010

Sure, I'd heard about The Quarry. You could get some cool rocks there. It was pointed out to me in the distance when I first visited here 5 years ago when Steph and John took me on a ride. I recall seeing white 'badlands' bluffs, and figuring it was a place where people went and fetched themselves white crumbly rock off bluffs. I knew there were BLM roads that took you there, but who needed to see more white rock? We have that in our canyon.

Oh, no no, that was not The Quarry.

This is The Quarry - a chasmic canyon of maroon, vermillion, red, and burgundy, cliffs, pillars and hoodoo-like columns on Castle Creek.

Holy moly!

Yet another shocker of an Owyhee canyon. Steph's figuring out how to include it in the 5-day Owyhee Canyonlands endurance ride at the end September.

Even Jose was quite impressed.

(I'll soon be making a return visit!)

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