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Mountain Run
« on: October 28, 2014, 02:36:52 pm »
This time we went in my roommate's truck.




























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Re: Mountain Run
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2014, 03:25:23 pm »




This shot looks like it was taken from Rock Canyon looking back over the marina at Utah Lake State Park. Were you on Squaw Peak Road?
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Re: Mountain Run
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2014, 03:29:39 pm »
This time we went in my roommate's truck.


What are those grooves in the hillside all about?
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Re: Re: Mountain Run
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2014, 03:35:59 pm »
This shot looks like it was taken from Rock Canyon looking back over the marina at Utah Lake State Park. Were you on Squaw Peak Road?


Yup. I went a ways down the road back when I had my BMW, but you get to a part where it says no passenger vehicles beyond this point. So we finally got a capable vehicle and explored it.

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Re: Re: Mountain Run
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2014, 03:37:13 pm »
What are those grooves in the hillside all about?

Unsure. They kinda look like step-farming grooves. But that's silly. A bit further back on the road (to the right) there were similar grooves that had ATV tracks, but these grooves don't connect so that doesn't seem to be the answer.

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Re: Mountain Run
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2014, 05:57:01 pm »
Nice views.
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Re: Re: Mountain Run
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2014, 05:43:04 pm »
Unsure. They kinda look like step-farming grooves. But that's silly. A bit further back on the road (to the right) there were similar grooves that had ATV tracks, but these grooves don't connect so that doesn't seem to be the answer.

Possibly some misguided debris flow prevention engineering if that slope drains into a valley that is pointed at civilization. Could also be cow tracks or related to logging (though it doesn't look like trees ever grew there). Since they seem to end abruptly, I'm going with the first option.
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Re: Mountain Run
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2014, 01:51:45 pm »
Sounds good to me. The valley opens up to the town/city in the background.

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Re: Mountain Run
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2014, 03:11:56 pm »
It wouldn't get light until 9 am here if we did that. Come on, that's ridiculous. I think the real issue here is that the planet is tilted. We should try to change that instead.
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Re: Mountain Run
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2014, 10:55:56 am »
What are those grooves in the hillside all about?

I know the answer to this one!!!

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Re: Mountain Run
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2014, 11:55:50 am »
I know the answer to this one!!!

A New Deal/CCC project from the Great Depression: http://geology.utah.gov/surveynotes/gladasked/gladmtn_lines.htm
Possibly some misguided debris flow prevention engineering if that slope drains into a valley that is pointed at civilization. Could also be cow tracks or related to logging (though it doesn't look like trees ever grew there). Since they seem to end abruptly, I'm going with the first option.
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It wouldn't get light until 9 am here if we did that. Come on, that's ridiculous. I think the real issue here is that the planet is tilted. We should try to change that instead.
Whoops, wrong thread.
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Re: Mountain Run
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2014, 01:57:07 pm »
I know the answer to this one!!!

A New Deal/CCC project from the Great Depression: http://geology.utah.gov/surveynotes/gladasked/gladmtn_lines.htm
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