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View toward Sedona, Arizona from the Milepost 296 rest area on I-17 southbound at the Mogollon Rim.  This rest area, if you’re southbound, is one of the last exits prior to the Verde Valley.  Photo by Levon76.

View toward Sedona, Arizona from the Milepost 296 rest area on I-17 southbound at the Mogollon Rim.  This rest area, if you’re southbound, is one of the last exits prior to the Verde Valley.  Photo by Levon76.

Article: Why Are Scientists Building an "Ocean" in the Middle of a Desert?

Why Are Scientists Building an “Ocean” in the Middle of a Desert?

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Elephant’s Feet, on the Navajo Nation, Arizona.  This feature is well-known to drivers along U.S. Route 160.  There’s usually a jewelry stand set up in the parking area that’s adjacent, and worth a stop. 

Elephant’s Feet, on the Navajo Nation, Arizona.  This feature is well-known to drivers along U.S. Route 160.  There’s usually a jewelry stand set up in the parking area that’s adjacent, and worth a stop. 

Indian Route N5058, leading to the landscape formation called Rabbit Ears on the horizon.  It’s not a good image of the Rabbit Ears, which consist of a pair of volcanic necks from which the surrounding sedimentary rocks have been worn away.  But the photograph shows the immenseness of the region.  Photo by Levon76.

Indian Route N5058, leading to the landscape formation called Rabbit Ears on the horizon.  It’s not a good image of the Rabbit Ears, which consist of a pair of volcanic necks from which the surrounding sedimentary rocks have been worn away.  But the photograph shows the immenseness of the region.  Photo by Levon76.

Church Rock, looking north from Church Rock Wash.  About eight miles east of Kayenta, Arizona.  Photo by Levon76.

Church Rock, looking north from Church Rock Wash.  About eight miles east of Kayenta, Arizona.  Photo by Levon76.

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Article: Grand Canyon on the Precipice

Grand Canyon on the Precipice

mypubliclands:

The Sonoran Desert National Monument contains more than 487,000 acres of Sonoran Desert landscape. The Sonoran Desert is the most biologically diverse of the North American deserts, and the monument exemplifies this desert setting. The most striking aspect of the plant community within the monument is the extensive saguaro cactus forest. The monument contains three distinct mountain ranges, the Maricopa, Sand Tank and Table Top Mountains, as well as the Booth and White Hills, all separated by wide valleys. The monument is also home to three congressionally designated wilderness areas, many significant archaeological and historic sites, and remnants of several important historic trails.  
Learn more: http://on.doi.gov/1cZm05i
Photo: Bob Wick, BLM

mypubliclands:

The Sonoran Desert National Monument contains more than 487,000 acres of Sonoran Desert landscape. The Sonoran Desert is the most biologically diverse of the North American deserts, and the monument exemplifies this desert setting. The most striking aspect of the plant community within the monument is the extensive saguaro cactus forest. The monument contains three distinct mountain ranges, the Maricopa, Sand Tank and Table Top Mountains, as well as the Booth and White Hills, all separated by wide valleys. The monument is also home to three congressionally designated wilderness areas, many significant archaeological and historic sites, and remnants of several important historic trails.  

Learn more: http://on.doi.gov/1cZm05i

Photo: Bob Wick, BLM

Reblogged from mypubliclands