Photographer's Note

I mentioned Gooseneck State Park in my previous post. It is located along a right turn from the long road you see in that post. It’s not far from Monument Valley. (Look closely on the horizon - you can just make out the top of the buttes) We actually visited there on the morning we left Monument Valley, but I decided to post it now as a bit of a change from red rock. The River is the San Juan, which flows through Mexican Hat where we stayed for two nights.

The San Juan River rises in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. Millions of years ago it flowed across a flat landscape, forming large meanders. Uplift caused the Colorado Plateau to rise, with the river keeping its level, resulting in the goosenecks seen today. There are 5 miles of river in the park, but the progression west is only 1 mile. The rocks forming the sides of the 1000ft canyon are shale and limestone.

This is a stitch of 4 images taken vertically, of two of the goosenecks. In the WS is a stitch of two landscape format images, also with two goosenecks but only one in common with this one. The gooseneck on the left here is on the right in the WS. It wasn’t possible to stitch more together because different viewpoints were necessary. If you compare the two images you will see the different angles.

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