POTD January 05, 2017: View northeast of Antelope Island, Davis County

View northeast of Antelope Island, Davis County.
Photographer: Adam Hiscock © 2017

01-03-17

POTD December 13, 2016: Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument, Kane County

A hard cap rock protects the softer underlying pedestal and neck of this hoodoo in the Jurassic-age Entrada Sandstone, in the Toadstools area of Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument, Kane County.
Photographer: Mark Milligan © 2016

12-13-16

POTD December 6, 2016: Red Canyon, Garfield County

Tertiary-age Claron Formation erodes into rugged and dramatic canyons near Red Canyon, Garfield County.
Photographer: J. Lucy Jordan © 2016

12-6-16

POTD November 29, 2016: Devils Garden, Garfield County

Hoodoo consisting of Jurassic-age Entrada Sandstone, Devils Garden, Garfield County.
Photographer: Marshall Robinson © 2016.

11-29-16

POTD November 22, 2016: Devils Playground, Box Elder County

Eroded granitic rock of the Tertiary-age Emigrant Pass pluton at Devils Playground, Box Elder County.
Photographer: Adam McKean © 2016

11-22-16

POTD November 15, 2016: White Rock Bay, Antelope Island, Davis County

White Rock Bay, Antelope Island, Davis County
Photographer: Jim Davis © 2016
Pink dolomite boulders of the Precambrian-age Kelley Canyon Formation frame the salt-coated beach of White Rock Bay.
11-15-16

POTD November 8, 2016: Canyonlands National Park, Wayne County

Columns of Permian-age Organ Rock Shale seemingly defy gravity in the Land of Standing Rocks in the remote Maze district of Canyonlands National Park, Wayne County.

Photographer: Tyler Knudsen © 2016

11-8-16

 

POTD November 2, 2016: High Uintas Wilderness Area, Summit County

High Uintas Wilderness Area, Summit County
Photographer: Adam Hiscock © 2016

The late Precambrian-age Red Castle and Dead Horse Pass Formations, carved by Quaternary glaciers, form the cirque above Henrys Fork basin in the Uinta Mountains. A popular backpacking destination, Henrys Fork basin lies beneath the highest point in Utah, Kings Peak (13,528 feet; on the skyline in middle of photo).

11-1-16

POTD October 25, 2016: Yant Flat, Washington County

Yant Flat, Washington County

Photographer: Gregg Beukelman © 2016

Above the Virgin River valley, evening sun strikes outcrops of the Jurassic-age Navajo Sandstone. Weathering patterns and alternating bands of chemically oxidized (red) and reduced (white) mineral cements combine to produce interesting patterns of texture and color.

10-25-16

POTD October 19, 2016: White Rock Bay, Antelope Island State Park, Davis County

White Rock Bay, Antelope Island State Park, Davis County
Photographer: Ken Krahulec © 2016

10-18-16