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    Goblin Valley, Utah (sans-trees)

    When you're camping in Utah's canyon country, you have to get creative when it comes to finding places to hang your hammock for the night.

    Last night our Scout Troop left a blizzard that was dumping 2-inches of snow at home and went on an overnighter to Goblin Valley State Park; 150-miles south of home.

    This was the view from my hammock this morning when I woke up.



    When there's no trees around, you have to make due with the resources you have. Luckily I trusted the strength of these "trees" and didn't have to worry about my tarp.



    Before heading to the "Valley of the Goblins," the boys decided to hike around (above) the campground (seen in the white circle).



    Once we got to the valley, I hung my hammock between a couple of the goblins. Ahhh.... The boys are again hanging out in the cliffs above me.



    Here's a great panoramic ~125 view of part of "Valley #1." There are three interconnected valleys containing these formations.

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    I was there a month ago. Thanks for the panorama.

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    Awesome pics! I wouldnt like to try hanging in my local version of this place though, I'd be drawn and quartered by the Authorities!
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    Browny:
    Thanks. I've also been to the Twelve Apostles off the coast of Victoria... It would take some seriously long tree huggers and whoopie slings to hang off them. But, what a view!!! http://s.tygr.ws/lxadpS

    They don't seem to mind that we hang off these.

    olzeke:
    No problem. It was my first time visiting. Quite a surreal sight to say the least.
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    The panoram is awesome!
    Unfortunately I was a gounder dweller when I was there.

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    WOW...amazing pics and video, never seen anything like that, thanks!!

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    What's the atmosphere like on Mars?
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    just because it's red rocks, doesn't mean its mars- now; during a sandstorm, the sky will also be red, and that is when it is easy to get confused...

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    Cool! Thanks for sharing!
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    Very cool! And nicely done finding those hanging spots. Reminds me a little of the Bisti Wilderness in NM only red instead of gray.
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