December 30, 2017

WYOMING : dusk - Fountain Paint Pot / Yellowstone N.P.

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Lower Geyser Basin
Yellowstone National Park


Fountain Paint Pot at dusk, Lower Geyser Basin
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming


Yellowstone National Park
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December 23, 2017

WYOMING : sunset - Fountain Paint Pot / Yellowstone N.P.

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Yellowstone National Park


Fountain Paint Pot at Sunset, Lower Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming


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Lower Geyser Basin
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December 20, 2017

NAVAJO NATION : taking a picture-Monument Valley

Taking a picture of Monument Valley!

Take a photo to Some of the Most Beautiful Landscapes

Photographing Monument Valley, Oljato・Monument Valley
NAVAJO NATION, AZ/UT


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December 12, 2017

ARIZONA : Saguaro Cacti at Sunset - Saguaro N.P.


Saguaro at sunset, Kitt Peak far in the distance, Saguaro National Park, Tucson, Arizona


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December 6, 2017

HAWAII : People on Waikiki beach - Oʻahu

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HAWAII HONOLULU / WAIKIKI ALOHA!


Kalakaua Avenue Scene With Pedestrians Walking 01, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii


Waikiki beach

Waikīkī (/waɪkiːˈkiː/; Hawaiian: [vɐjˈtiːˈtiː, wɐjˈtiːˈtiː]) (also known as Waikiki Beach) is a beachfront neighborhood of Honolulu, on the south shore of the island of Oʻahu, in Hawaii, United States. Waikiki is most famous for Waikīkī Beach, but it is just one of six beaches in the district, the others being Queen's Beach, Kuhio Beach, Gray's Beach, Fort DeRussy Beach and Kahanamoku Beach.


Kalakaua Avenue Scene With Pedestrians Walking 02, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii


Waikīkī is home to public places including Kapiʻolani Park, Fort DeRussy, Kahanamoku Lagoon, Kūhiō Beach Park, and Ala Wai Harbor.

The neighborhood extends from the Ala Wai Canal (a channel dug to drain former wetlands) on the west and north, to Diamond Head (Lēʻahi) on the east. Waikīkī Beach is noted for its views of the Diamond Head tuff cone, its usually warm and cloud-free climate and its surf break.


Kalakaua Avenue Scene With Pedestrians Walking 03, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii


The Waikīkī skyline is now dotted with an abundance of both high-rises and resort hotels. The beach is actually fairly short, with half of it marked off for surfers. For some distance into the ocean the water is quite shallow, although there are numerous rocks on the bottom. As with most ocean beaches the waves can have some force, particularly on windy days. The surf at Waikīkī is known for its long rolling break, making it ideal for long boarding, tandem surfing and beginners.


Kalakaua Avenue Scene With Pedestrians Walking 04, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii


Main thoroughfares

Waikīkī's main thoroughfare is Kalakaua Avenue, named after King Kalakaua, which houses most of the high-end hotels (Royal Hawaiian, Sheraton, Hyatt, Moana Surfrider Hotel), most of the luxury designer brand stores (Apple Store, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Burberry, Dior, Tiffany & Co., Fendi, Cartier, Gucci, and Coach) and popular surf clothing brand stores (Quiksilver, Billabong, Volcom). Waikīkī's other main thoroughfare, Kuhio Avenue, named after Prince Kuhio, is better known for its restaurants, cafes and grocers, along with its clubs, nightlife and prostitution.



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November 26, 2017

ARIZONA : Yaki point - grand canyon national park

Desert View Drive - Grand Canyon National Park


Light beam from heaven - Yaki point, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona


Yaki Point
(Elevation: 7262 feet / 2213 meters)

Yaki Point is the only viewpoint on Desert View Drive that is not accessible with a private vehicle. It can be reached using the free Kaibab Rim Route (Orange) Shuttle Bus departing from the Grand Canyon Visitor Center.

Yaki Point is a quiet place from which to enjoy sunset or sunrise.

Restrooms are located here.


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November 17, 2017

HOKKAIDO : 洞爺湖 (Lake Toya) - japan

洞爺湖 (Lake Toya) : 北海道 (HOKKAIDO)

Shikotsu-Toya National Park


Lake Toya in Shikotsu-Toya National Park at hazy sunset, Abuta District, Hokkaido, Japan


Lake Toya

Lake Tōya (洞爺湖 Tōya-ko) is a volcanic caldera lake in Shikotsu-Toya National Park, Abuta District, Hokkaidō, Japan. It is a part of "Toya Caldera and Usu Volcano Global Geopark" which joins in Global Geoparks Network. The stratovolcano of Mount Usu lies on the southern rim of the caldera. The lake is nearly circular, being 10 kilometers in diameter from east-west and 9 kilometers from North-South. The lake's biggest town, Tōyako is located on its western shore. The town Sōbetsu is located on the other side of the lake.

Lake Tōya is said to be the northernmost lake in Japan that never ices (with competing claim by nearby Lake Shikotsu), and the second most transparent lake in Japan. Nakajima Island (not to be confused with another island of the same name in Lake Kussharo) is an island in the middle of the lake which houses the Tōya Lake Forest Museum.

Lake Tōya was called Kim'un-to (キムウン (kim'un) means "in the mountain" and ト (to) means "lake") by the Ainu. In the Meiji era, Japanese pioneers named the lake Tōya after the Ainu expression to ya, which means "lakeland".

The 2008 G8 Summit was held at Lake Tōya and The Windsor Hotel Toya Resort & Spa.


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November 10, 2017

NAVAJO NATION : West Mitten Butte - Oljato・Monument Valley

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park


West Mitten Butte in Monument Valley, Oljato・Monument Valley
Arizona/Utah, NAVAJO NATION


West and East Mitten Buttes

West and East Mitten Buttes (also known collectively as The Mittens) are two distinctive geological features found within the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in northeast Navajo County, Arizona. When viewed from the south, the buttes appear to be two gigantic mittens with their thumbs facing inwards.

The two buttes are about 0.6 miles (0.97 km) from the Arizona–Utah state line and West Mitten Butte is 1.1 miles (1.8 km) northeast of the park headquarters. The summit of West Mitten Butte is 6,176 feet (1,882 m) and East Mitten Butte is 6,226 feet (1,898 m)in elevation.

The Mittens form a triangle with Merrick Butte about 2/3 of a mile to the south and, with Sentinel Mesa.

The buttes are made of three principal rock layers. The lowest layer is Organ Rock Shale, the middle is de Chelly Sandstone, and the top layer is the Moenkopi Formation capped by Shinarump Conglomerate.


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November 8, 2017

NEW YORK : Manhattan from Brooklyn Bridge - NYC

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New York City Attractions: Discover Lower Manhattan


View of the Pier 17, Financial district, Statue of Liberty from Brooklyn Bridge
New York City, New York - 2000s


Lower Manhattan


Lower Manhattan, also known as Downtown Manhattan, is the southernmost part of Manhattan, the central borough for business, culture, and government in the City of New York, which itself originated at the southern tip of Manhattan Island in 1624.

Lower Manhattan is defined most commonly as the area delineated on the north by 14th Street, on the west by the Hudson River, on the east by the East River, and on the south by New York Harbor (also known as Upper New York Bay). When referring specifically to the Lower Manhattan business district and its immediate environs, the northern border is commonly designated by thoroughfares approximately a mile-and-a-half south of 14th Street and a mile north of the island's southern tip: Chambers Street from near the Hudson east to the Brooklyn Bridge entrances and overpass. Two other major arteries are also sometimes identified as the northern border of "Lower" or "Downtown Manhattan": Canal Street, roughly half a mile north of Chambers Street, and 23rd Street, roughly half a mile north of 14th Street.

The Lower Manhattan business district forms the core of the area below Chambers Street. It includes the Financial District (often referred to as Wall Street, after its primary artery) and the World Trade Center site. At the island's southern tip is Battery Park; City Hall is just to the north of the Financial District. Also south of Chambers Street are the planned community of Battery Park City and the South Street Seaport historic area. The neighborhood of TriBeCa straddles Chambers on the west side; at the street's east end is the giant Manhattan Municipal Building. North of Chambers Street and the Brooklyn Bridge and south of Canal Street lies most of New York's oldest Chinatown neighborhood. Many court buildings and other government offices are also located in this area. The Lower East Side neighborhood straddles Canal. North of Canal Street and south of 14th Street are the neighborhoods of SoHo, the Meatpacking District, the West Village, Greenwich Village, Little Italy, Nolita, and the East Village. Between 14th and 23rd streets are lower Chelsea, Union Square, the Flatiron District, Gramercy, and the large residential development Peter Cooper Village—Stuyvesant Town in the eastern part.


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November 2, 2017

NEW YORK : Grand Central 42 Street Station - NYC

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Pedestrians on E 42nd Street


View looking along 42nd Street near Grand Central Station
New York City, New York - 90s


Grand Central–42nd Street
- New York City Subway -

Grand Central–42nd Street is a major station complex of the New York City Subway. Located in Midtown Manhattan at the intersection of Park Avenue and 42nd Street, with parts of the station extending east to Lexington Avenue, it is the second busiest station in the 425-station system, with 46,121,509 passengers in 2016; only the Times Square station complex has more riders. It serves trains on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line, the IRT Flushing Line and the 42nd Street Shuttle, making it an all-IRT transfer point. The stations of the complex lie next to and beneath Grand Central Terminal, which serves all Metro-North Railroad lines east of the Hudson River.


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October 29, 2017

NEW YORK : The Statue of Liberty - looking up

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Looking up at The Statue of Liberty

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Statue of Liberty : Lady Liberty - New York City, New York


Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté éclairant le monde) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City, in the United States. The copper statue, a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and built by Gustave Eiffel. The statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886.

The Statue of Liberty is a figure of a robed woman representing Libertas, a Roman goddess. She holds a torch above her head with her right hand, and in her left hand carries a tabula ansata inscribed in Roman numerals with "JULY IV MDCCLXXVI" (July 4, 1776), the date of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. A broken chain lies at her feet. The statue became an icon of freedom and of the United States, and was a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad.


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Statue of Liberty
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October 24, 2017

NEW YORK : Walking Across the Brooklyn Bridge - NYC

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Walking Across the Brooklyn Bridge


View from the pedestrian walkway, Brooklyn Bridge, New York, New York


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Brooklyn Bridge
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Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City and is one of the oldest bridges in the United States. Started in 1869 and completed fourteen (14) years later in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. It has a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m) and was the first steel-wire suspension bridge constructed. It was originally called the New York and Brooklyn Bridge and the East River Bridge, but it was later dubbed the Brooklyn Bridge, a name coming from an earlier January 25, 1867, letter to the editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and formally so named by the city government in 1915. Since opening, it has become an icon of New York City and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964 and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1972.


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October 18, 2017

NEW YORK : NYPD MOUNTED POLICE - New York City

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Manhattan, Mounted Police


NYPD Mounted Police Unit - Police officers on horse back, New York City, New York - 90s


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Mounted Police

Mounted police are police who patrol on horseback or camelback. They continue to serve in remote areas and in metropolitan areas where their day-to-day function may be picturesque or ceremonial, but they are also employed in crowd control because of their mobile mass and height advantage and increasingly in the UK for crime prevention and high visibility policing roles. The added height and visibility that the horses give their riders allows officers to observe a wider area, but it also allows people in the wider area to see the officers, which helps deter crime and helps people find officers when they need them. Mounted police may be employed for specialized duties ranging from patrol of parks and wilderness areas, where police cars would be impractical or noisy, to riot duty, where the horse serves to intimidate those whom it is desired to disperse through its larger size, or may be sent in to detain trouble makers or offenders from the crowd. For example, in the UK, mounted police are most often seen at football matches, although they are also a common sight on the streets of many towns and cities as a visible police presence and crime deterrent during the day and night. Some mounted police units are trained in search and rescue due to the horse's ability to travel where vehicles cannot.


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October 15, 2017

NEW YORK : Manhattan - The Empire State Building

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"PLAZA" has gone and the dusty windows was remain standing, New York City, New York - 90s

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Empire State Building
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Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, on Fifth Avenue between West 33rd and 34th Streets. It has a roof height of 1,250 feet (381 m), and with its antenna spire included, it stands a total of 1,454 feet (443 m) high. Its name is derived from the nickname for New York, the Empire State. It stood as the world's tallest building for nearly 40 years, from its completion in early 1931 until the topping out of the original World Trade Center's North Tower in late 1970. Following the September 11 attacks in 2001, the Empire State Building was again the tallest building in New York, until One World Trade Center reached a greater height in April 2012. The Empire State Building is currently the fifth-tallest completed skyscraper in the United States and the 29th-tallest in the world. It is also the fifth-tallest freestanding structure in the Americas. When measured by pinnacle height, it is the fourth-tallest building in the United States.

The Empire State Building is an American cultural icon. It is designed in the distinctive Art Deco style and has been named as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The building and its street floor interior are designated landmarks of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, and confirmed by the New York City Board of Estimate.[16] It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1986. In 2007, it was ranked number one on the AIA's List of America's Favorite Architecture.

The building is owned by the Empire State Realty Trust, of which Anthony Malkin serves as Chairman, CEO and President. In 2010, the Empire State Building underwent a $550 million renovation, with $120 million spent to transform the building into a more energy efficient and eco-friendly structure. The Empire State Building is the tallest Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified building in the United States, having received a gold LEED rating in September 2011.


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October 6, 2017

ARIZONA : Saguaro National Park EAST - TUCSON

Southern Arizona


Saguaro National Park -  East, Rincon Mountain District, Tucson, Arizona

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Saguaro National Park - Rincon Mountain District

The RMD features the 8.3-mile (13.4 km) Cactus Forest Loop Drive, which provides access to two picnic areas and the central trails.[48] Hiking trails in the RMD are accessible to visitors not only from the Loop Drive but from trailheads near the east ends of two of Tucson's boulevards, Speedway and Broadway. About 7 miles (11 km) south of the RMD visitor center is a trailhead at the north end of Camino Loma Alta. It serves the Hope Camp and Ridge View trails, used by equestrians as well as hikers. It is possible to hike into the RMD from the east via two trailheads—Miller Creek and Turkey Creek—and from the north via the Italian Spring trailhead, all in the Coronado National Forest outside the RMD boundaries. The United States Forest Service manages these three trailheads and associated trails and the land around them.

Angling across the RMD is the Arizona Trail, which enters the park east of Camino Loma Alta and exits near the RMD's northeast corner. From southwest to northeast, it overlaps the Hope Camp, Quilter, Manning Camp, Mica Mountain, and Italian Spring trails, passes by the Grass Shack and Manning Camp campgrounds and traverses Mica Mountain. The 800-mile (1,300 km) trail crosses Arizona from its border with Mexico on the south to its border with Utah on the north. Congress named it a National Scenic Trail in 2009. The national trail system is meant to preserve trails with maximum recreation potential and nationally significant scenery.

No Saguaro National Park campgrounds are accessible by road, but the RMD is open to wilderness camping at designated sites along hiking trails. Douglas Spring, Grass Shack, Juniper Basin, Happy Valley Saddle and Spud Rock Spring campgrounds each have three campsites, and Manning Camp Campground has six. The site closest to a road is the Douglas Spring Campground, which requires a hike of about 6 miles (10 km) each way. A wilderness permit is required for overnight stays.

Livestock such as horses are allowed on some trails but not others, and riding horses off-trail, near the visitor center, or in the picnic areas is prohibited. Horse trailers may be parked only in designated areas within the park or elsewhere outside the park. Livestock—defined by the NPS as horses, mules, or burros—must carry their own food and are not allowed to graze in the park.

Manning Camp Campground is the main staging area for firefighters, trail-maintenance crews, and scientists working in the RMD. Their supplies are brought in by pack mules that are kept in corrals at the site. Since corral space and water are limited at Manning Camp, a maximum of 10 head of mules or other livestock at a time are allowed to stay overnight. Runoff from a nearby spring, the largest in Rincons, provides water for the livestock.

Bicycling is allowed on the Cactus Forest Loop Drive and two park trails—the 2.5-mile (4.0 km) multi-use section of the Cactus Forest Trail inside the Loop Drive, and the 2.9-mile (4.7 km) Hope Camp Trail. The visitor center has bicycle racks and water fountains, but no drinking water is available along the biking trails.

On a 40-acre (16 ha) plot adjacent to the RMD along Broadway, the Desert Research Leaning Center (DRLC) supports scientific and educational projects related to a network of Sonoran Desert parks, including Saguaro National Park. Between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, the DRLC grounds, which include desert plants, an artificial tinaja, and a rainwater collection system, are open to the public. The Sonoran Desert Inventory and Monitoring Network of which the DRLC is part, covers 10 national monuments or parks in Arizona and 1 in New Mexico.


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September 30, 2017

ARIZONA : "Hazdistazí" - NAVAJO NATION

the American Southwest 
Lower Antelope Canyon


Colorful sandstone walls of Lower Antelope Canyon, near Page, Arizona

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September 22, 2017

ARIZONA : Saguaro Sunset - Saguaro National Park

Sunset in Saguaro National Park


Desert Saguaro Sunset Silhouettes - Saguaro National Park
Tucson, Arizona

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September 10, 2017

NAVAJO NATION : the North Window M.V. Buttes - Oljato・Monument Valley

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Valley of the Rocks


Rock formation - Elephant Butte and Cly Butte, Brigham's Tomb, Big Indian, Castle Rock, Bear and 
Rabbit and Stagecoach can be seen from the North Window, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.
Oljato-Monument Valley, Arizona/Utah


Monument Valley

Monument Valley (Navajo: Tsé Biiʼ Ndzisgaii, pronounced [tsʰépìːʔntsɪ̀skɑ̀ìː], meaning valley of the rocks) is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1,000 ft (300 m) above the valley floor. It is located on the Arizona–Utah border (around 36°59′N 110°6′WCoordinates: 36°59′N 110°6′W), near the Four Corners area. The valley lies within the range of the Navajo Nation Reservation and is accessible from U.S. Highway 163.

Monument Valley has been featured in many forms of media since the 1930s. Director John Ford used the location for a number of his best-known films and thus, in the words of critic Keith Phipps, "its five square miles [13 square kilometers] have defined what decades of moviegoers think of when they imagine the American West."


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September 3, 2017

NAVAJO NATION : the North Window - Oljato・Monument Valley

the north window monument valley

Valley of the Rocks


View of the North Window in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Oljato-Monument Valley, Arizona/Utah


Monument Valley

Monument Valley (Navajo: Tsé Biiʼ Ndzisgaii, pronounced [tsʰépìːʔntsɪ̀skɑ̀ìː], meaning valley of the rocks) is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1,000 ft (300 m) above the valley floor. It is located on the Arizona–Utah border (around 36°59′N 110°6′WCoordinates: 36°59′N 110°6′W), near the Four Corners area. The valley lies within the range of the Navajo Nation Reservation and is accessible from U.S. Highway 163.

Monument Valley has been featured in many forms of media since the 1930s. Director John Ford used the location for a number of his best-known films and thus, in the words of critic Keith Phipps, "its five square miles [13 square kilometers] have defined what decades of moviegoers think of when they imagine the American West."

モニュメント・バレー

モニュメント・バレー(Monument Valley)は、アメリカ合衆国西南部のユタ州南部からアリゾナ州北部にかけて広がる地域一帯の名称である。メサといわれるテーブル形の台地や、さらに浸食が進んだ岩山ビュートが点在し、あたかも記念碑(モニュメント)が並んでいるような景観を示していることからこの名がついた。
古くからのナバホ族居住地域で、居留地となった現在では、その一部はナバホ族管轄のもと一般に開放する形で公開されており、ナバホ族の聖地とも呼ばれ有名な観光地となっている。

コロラド高原の一部に属しているこの地域は、深い渓谷や山間台地が点在している。独特の地形は、2億7千万年位前の地層が現われたものが風化・浸食によって形成されたといわれている。現在でも風化が進んでいるため、岩山の形は変わる可能性がある。
ロッキー山脈からの鉄分を大量に含んだ川の流れは、下流地域一帯に沈泥となって堆積し、当時の酸素濃度は現在よりも高かったため鉄分の酸化が急速に進み茶褐色の地表となった。


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August 27, 2017

ARIZONA : Relaxing in the Lake Powell - AZ/UT

Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas

Woman Drinking Beer from Bottle and Relaxing in the Lake Powell, Arizona/Utah


Lake Powell

Lake Powell is a reservoir on the Colorado River, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona (most of it, along with Rainbow Bridge, is in Utah). It is a major vacation spot that around two million people visit every year. It is the second largest man-made reservoir by maximum water capacity in the United States behind Lake Mead, storing 24,322,069 acre feet (3.0000830×1010 m3) of water when full. However, due to high water withdrawals for human and agricultural consumption, and because of subsequent droughts in the area, Lake Powell is currently larger than Lake Mead in terms of volume of water currently held, depth and surface area.

Lake Powell was created by the flooding of Glen Canyon by the Glen Canyon Dam, which also led to the creation of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, a popular summer destination. The reservoir is named for explorer John Wesley Powell, a one-armed American Civil War veteran who explored the river via three wooden boats in 1869.

In 1972, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area was established. It is public land managed by the National Park Service, and available to the public for recreational purposes. It lies in parts of Garfield, Kane, and San Juan counties in southern Utah, and Coconino County in northern Arizona. The northern limits of the lake extend at least as far as the Hite Crossing Bridge. A map centered at the confluence of the Escalante River 37°17′22″N 110°52′20″W with the Colorado River gives a good view of the extent of the lake.

Lake Powell is a water storage facility for the Upper Basin states of the Colorado River Compact (Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and New Mexico). The Compact specifies that the Upper Basin states are to provide a minimum annual flow of 7,500,000 acre feet (9.3 km3) to the Lower Basin states (Arizona, Nevada, and California).

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