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Mud Flow Event

Mud Flow Event

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Sunday, February 18, 2018/Categories: natural history, video, environment, adventure

                                    Grand Staircase Escalante NM  (credit: SWP Media)

The Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument in southern Utah consists of broad sandstone buttes, vast curving ampitheaters, and deep-walled ravines that bisect the arid, high desert, canyonlands. The solitude of these vast spaces draw visitors from the US, Europe, and beyond to drive the winding roads or to walk on wilderness tracks among the redrock. Rain is sparce but when it does arrive, particularly during Summer monsoons, the large rock-covered drainages and narrow canyons become danger zones. One lucky geologist observed a monsoon event from a safe position while walking above a normally dry riverbed in the Vermilion Cliffs along the Utah/Arizona state line:

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