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Capitol Gorge, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

This is Capitol Gorge. It can be printed up to 34" x 42". This crack in the Waterpocket Fold of Capitol Reef enabled early settlers to make their way to the west. It is marked with warning signs against entering if there is even a hint of possible rain in the area. The dry wash is only about as wide as a wagon in places and the cliffs are average over 1000 ft of slickrock sandstone. Many of the early settlers carved their names and dates in the soft sandstone. Some of these date from the 1870's. A lot like being in Zion National Park without the crowds!

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Taken on March 18, 2009