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The Mummy

Find the Mummy

Just before entering Utah the other day, we took a little detour and entered what’s known as the Colorado National Monument.  National monuments are just like national parks, I guess.  They have visitor centers and park rangers and all the other stuff.  This one’s been around for about a 100 years.  I don’t know how long you have to wait to get to be a national park, but apparently 100 years isn’t out of the question.

This monument is actually part of the Colorado Plateau, the same geologic structure that includes Zion, Bryce, Arches, Canyonlands, and even the Grand Canyon.  Sometimes referred to as the Grand Staircase, it slowly gains altitude as you head in a northerly direction.  And it’s all high desert.  Right now, very dry high desert.

Oh yeah, the “Mummy”.  It’s right there in plain sight.  If you can’t see it, you probably shouldn’t be looking at photographs anyway!


4 Responses to “The Mummy”

  1. Earl

    A very fitting location to display “a Mummy.” I find those two columns on the right interesting as well.

    • Paul Maxim

      Me too, Earl. I kept wondering why that particular hunk of rock hadn’t eroded, too. The rest of the wall is so flat…….

    • Paul Maxim

      No argument from me, Cedric. But then this is the Colorado Plateau. If you’re looking for amazing rock formations, this is the place.


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