The Wedge Overlook

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Wedge OverlookWedge Overlook (09/18/2002) More Wedge Overlook

Wedge OverlookWedge Overlook (09/18/2002) The rim of the Wedge

Wedge OverlookWedge Overlook (09/18/2002) More from the Wedge Overlook

San Rafel RiverSan Rafel River (09/18/2002) The San Rafel River from the Wedge Overlook on the way to Buckhorn Wash.

Wedge OverlookWedge Overlook (09/18/2002) Another view from the Wedge Overlook.

Wedge OverlookWedge Overlook (09/18/2002) The San Rafel River is visible.

The WedgeThe Wedge (09/18/2002) From the Wedge Overlook in the middle of the Swell, you can see the San Rafael River and distance Buttes near I70

Mormon TeaMormon Tea (09/18/2002) Mormon Tea Family: Genus: Ephedra; species: viridis Pioneers made a medicinal tea from the broom-like plant. I has small, yellow flowers in the spring.

Wedge OverlookWedge Overlook (09/18/2002) Serious erosion problems in Central Utah appear to have rendered large sections of land useless for argricultural purposes...so I guess we will just have to leave the undeveloped land as a photographer's paradise.

Wedge OverlookWedge Overlook (09/18/2002) view

Wedge OverlookWedge Overlook (09/18/2002) Storm brewing over the Wedge.

Wedge OverlookWedge Overlook (09/18/2002) storm brewing.

Wedge OverlookWedge Overlook (09/18/2002) The San Rafel River and Swell from the Wedge Overlook

Wedge OverlookWedge Overlook (09/18/2002) San Rafel River and Swell

Wedge OverlookWedge Overlook (09/18/2002) Juniper and Pinyon Pine grow along the rim.

Wedge OverlookWedge Overlook (09/18/2002) Juniper and Pinyon Pine grow along the top and rim.

Wedge OverlookWedge Overlook (09/18/2002) parking area

Wedge OverlookWedge Overlook (09/18/2002) This tree near the parking lot is probably a Pinyon Pine.

Wedge OverlookWedge Overlook (09/18/2002) All the comforts of home.

Wedge OverlookWedge Overlook (09/18/2002) The road to the Wedge Overlook is well graded and fine in dry weather.

Wedge OverlookWedge Overlook (09/18/2002) When it rains the raod can be impassible.

Wedge OverlookWedge Overlook (09/18/2002) About mile 13 we turned at the sign to the Wedge Overlook, drove a little over 6 miles and took several pictures. As well as a good view, there are several attractive campsites. There San Rafel River is down there somewhere.

Wedge OverlookWedge Overlook (09/18/2002) Notice the many different layers of sandstone, Limestone, shale, etc. Formations of Navajo, Kayenta and Wingate sandstone are prominant in the San Rafel Swell. Navajo is tannish white. Kayenta and Wingate are various shades of red.

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The Wedge Overlook in the Sand Raphael Swell provides spectacular vistas of the deep San Raphael Canyon (the Wedge). The site is a popular destination for photographers, and the view always enchants the viewer with spectacles of shadow and light.

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Context: Desert

San Rafael Swell (18 pictures) The Wedge Overlook is near the center of the San Raphael Swell in Central Utah.

Buckhorn Wash (104 pictures) You access the Wedge Overlook from the Buckhorn Wash road (leaves highway 10 between Huntington and Castledale. Utah)

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