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photoblog image House rock road.

House rock road.

                 Leaves highway 89A at the cluster of buildings and heads of towards Utah for 30 miles, Its a dirt road, you need a suitable vehicle.

This photo gives some idea of the scale of this place.

House rock road.

                 Leaves highway 89A at the cluster of buildings and heads of towards Utah for 30 miles, Its a dirt road, you need a suitable vehicle.

This photo gives some idea of the scale of this place.

comments (17)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Feb 2019, 01:33
This is a "WoW" kind of a shot, Frank.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you Ray, its a "WOW" kind of a place...smile
Out in the middle of nowhere! It has the feel of what it must have been like years ago when the West was being settled, Frank. Oh my!
Frank L Croston.: Yes indeed Ginnie, thats just how it is.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 6 Feb 2019, 05:43
I can't imagine living in such huge environs, Frank
Frank L Croston.: I don't think I would like the isolation Elisabeth, though it would have some attractions.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Feb 2019, 06:02
This is an amazing view, Frank. "In the middle of nowhere". You know me and I had to see this on the map, leaving the 89A is the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, I assume that you visited that too....Lucky you, if you did.
Frank L Croston.: The national monument is the entire plateau, we have visited parts of it, including hiking some slot canyons. The most spectacular part ( the wave ) req's a pass, which you can only get in a lottery, they only issue twenty a day in an effort to protect it.
Other parts are very difficult to access without a suitable off road vehicle.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Feb 2019, 06:25
Ye gods, this landscape really is BIG Frank!
Frank L Croston.: HUGE Chris!
Impressionnant , j'aurais du mal à  vivre dans un tel endroit ..
Bonne journée
Frank L Croston.: I think most of us would, Claudine, you too, thanks.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Feb 2019, 07:27
You just have to wonder the sort of the lives that these people have. I guess they are not tree surgeons.
Frank L Croston.: I've never seen anyone around when driving past, Alan. They must like it there I suppose. Definitely not tree surgeons smile
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 6 Feb 2019, 08:07
Those buildings look dwarfed by the surrounds. I suppose it is a farm of some kind.
Frank L Croston.: They do from here, Andrew. I think they have cattle from what I've seen.
I don't think I could live in such a remote place Frank
Frank L Croston.: I'll cancel your reservation then, Bill....smile
i like your vantage point, Frank
Frank L Croston.: Its just an overlook on the road to Jacobs lake, which is a stop off point for many on the way to the North rim of the Grand Canyon. The road rises from the houses in the photo for about 2000ft.
I would love to visit this place bu I don't think I could bring myself to live there.
Frank L Croston.: I know what you mean, Brian, but some people love the solitude, there are a few small communities a few miles away.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 Feb 2019, 12:38
You have succeeded very much setting up scale in this picture. I can just wonder what those people live off in this vast emptiness.
Frank L Croston.: I think its cattle farming Louis, that was all we saw around here.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Feb 2019, 15:18
Another of your pictures that leaves me lost for words - I just cannot imagine the vast scale of it all.
Frank L Croston.: Even when you are there its hard to grasp it Anne.
Nothing to stop the wind. I have a friend who now lives on a flat prairie. The wind is now an enemy.
Frank L Croston.: Correct Mary, it can be deadly.
Humankind is lost in this space!
Frank L Croston.: Not many humans in it Tom smile
Great shot, Frank - it does indeed give scale!
Frank L Croston.: Thank you Elizabeth, you need something to show the immensivenessness smile
The West is full of isolation like this... well seen!
Frank L Croston.: Thank you Larry, indeed it is.

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