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22-MAR-2013 Jola Dziubinska

Dead Horse Point - Eastern Vista

Moab, Utah

Looking east most of the potash evaporation ponds at Potash, are visible here.
The Moab or Cane Creek potash mine is located along the right (northwest) bank of the Colorado River, about 20 miles (30 km) west of Moab.
River water is pumped into the mine and dissolves the potash, after which the brine solution is pumped to evaporation ponds.
A rock tower on the left is called on the maps as "Point 5822."
The ridge at the right end of the ponds is part of Pyramid Butte. The dirt road is Shafer Trail.
Beyond the tilted strata is a bizarre landscape of sandstone forms and valleys called "Behind the Rocks". Moab is located behind this, in a valley.
And the La Sal Mountains in the distance.

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Shmuel Halevi01-Jun-2013 06:01
Terrific view. Have been there myself two weeks ago...
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