Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Last Blank Spot On The Map: Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument - 2

Powell Point - Utah  2012

Last Blank Spot - Utah  2012

"In 1871 this region was part of the last uncharted territory in the continental United States."

So reads the sign. So the Second Powell Expedition filled in the blanks in subsequent years.

Yet, maybe it would have been cool if someone had said at the time, "Hey, maybe we should just leave it uncharted! So people could explore it on their own in the future."

Crazy idea, of course. Especially now that we can get a nice view of the monument's snow-flecked slopes from overhead using Google Maps.

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