Sunday, March 11, 2012

More Goblins

These are entirely natural formations. The top rocks are sandstone and the yellowish bottoms are softer clay. The whole area is covered by these pint-sized formations. When we first went to Goblin Valley, there was a very bad dirt road and no improvements. We found the limits of the valley and had an adventurous time climbing the cliffs around the valley. Now there is a covered observation deck and a paved road with a nice parking lot. The campground has showers. But the formations persist despite the modernization of the location. In some ways when I see the encroachment of civilization I long for the days when it was like we were the first people to ever see the area.

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