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The Upper South Desert Overlook

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 28 November 2014 in Landscape & Rural.

We are now two thousand feet (610 meters) higher than at the Fremont River crossing. I found this desert view awe inspiring. We are looking south along the entire South Desert basin with the Henry Mountains in the background. On the right, the basin is bordered by the slopes of the Waterpocket Fold that starts here and extends 100 miles (161 kilometers) to the Colorado River. The Waterpocket Fold is a "wrinkle" in the earth's crust where rocks have been dramatically thrust upwards. It's this geologic feature that the park is built around. We'll see more of it later.

Capitol Reef National Park
Part of the Great American West series.

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Gorgeous view and interesting commentary.

28 Nov 2014 5:21am

PATRICK from miramas, France

grandiose 5****

28 Nov 2014 5:34am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Sure looks a good spot to 'get away from it all'.

28 Nov 2014 7:37am

julie from France

Panorama grandiose... Merci Steve ! Bonne journée ;)

28 Nov 2014 7:56am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

A magical landscape and absolutely gorgeous colors!

28 Nov 2014 7:58am

gerard1948 from Spain

Wonderful, a very impressive landscape and magnificent. Excellent composition, I like a lot.
Have a good day

28 Nov 2014 8:20am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Superbe panoramique!!!

28 Nov 2014 8:37am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Bravo Steve

28 Nov 2014 8:43am

Focales from Entre Bretagne et montagnes, France

Beautiful panorama Steve. This serie is superb

28 Nov 2014 8:57am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Wonderfully composed panaroma.:-)

28 Nov 2014 9:45am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Il est sans doute déconseillé de s'y perdre !! ça électrise l'imagination !! :) et c'est beau !!

28 Nov 2014 10:55am

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Magnificent view ! Wonderful shot.

28 Nov 2014 1:12pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Fantastic landscape. So huge wilderness.

28 Nov 2014 2:19pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Gorgeous. Definitely on my bucket list of places to go.

28 Nov 2014 3:16pm

Slackwater Don from Spokane, United States

A fine picture of this huge basin area. The rugged terrain is always very impressive to me.

28 Nov 2014 3:39pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow ...superb panorama and impressiv landscape !

28 Nov 2014 5:03pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a stunning panoramic view!

28 Nov 2014 6:23pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice panorama!

28 Nov 2014 6:58pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Another fine panorama.

28 Nov 2014 10:07pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

another superb panorama of this vast and interesting landscape!

29 Nov 2014 12:06am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel désert et panorama superbe vue et combo

29 Nov 2014 3:00am

Diana from Olympia, United States

Amazing and stunning

29 Nov 2014 3:07am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful view. A fine shot. Love this. :)

29 Nov 2014 5:51am

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Another wonderful panorama with warm tonalities.

29 Nov 2014 8:24am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

superbe vue

29 Nov 2014 11:18am

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

Amazing view, Steve over the Desert - a vast landmass ---- superb shot.
Kindest regards and a nice weekend Monika

29 Nov 2014 11:49am

franz from Baden, Austria

this is a truly impressive pano, with the cliffs and the valley leading nicely through the picture to the hills (or mountains) in the distance, just visible above the horizon. the cloud cover adds another element of texture and colour. most remarkable !

1 Dec 2014 11:30am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

I like the vista towards the very distant mountain.

2 Dec 2014 7:01am