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    I would very much like to explore the tops of some of these stone formations. All of them are probably the nesting areas of various predator birds. Some of the larger buttes may even contain closed ecological systems that could have animal life, such as rabbits or mice that may have escaped from predator birds that carried them up there. A few of the larger formations may even have some type of animal trail that reaches to the top. Whatever the conditions on top, I would very much like to see and photograph it. And think what the scenic views from the top would look like.



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    Well, it looks like you have two choices--take up mountain climbing or rent a helicopter. Are you camped out at in Monument Valley? Your series from there has been very well done. The vastness and emptiness of the area is hard to capture, but you have done well.

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    Thank you. No, I didn't camp at Monument Valley. It was a one day stop between camps to the southeast and to the west of it. As far as mountain climbing, I suspect that is a little too much for me now. I was a regular backpacker right up through age 60. Then I got a hernia. After the operation I carefully got myself back into the proper physical condition and started backpacking again. Then I got a second hernia. After the operation I decided I'd better slow down a little and haven't backpacked since. I'm mostly a car camper now. As to the helicopter, I've actually been thinking about something like that.
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    Another beauty, EB! I recall reading an article (National Geographic maybe?) about the closed systems on similar formations. Can't recall where they were, perhaps South America. I think they kite-flew onto them, or something like that.
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    Wonderful shot, a real classic in appearance. Your thoughts about the top are very interesting, indeed --gets the imagination going, for which we thank you! ~Ken

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    Thank you. I wish I had seen that article. I'm fascinated by the idea.
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    Thank you. Many of these stone formations must have a surface area on top that could be measured in acres and that opens up all types of possibilities for mini ecosystems.
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    Beautiful scenery, E B!!!!!...that reminds me that I need to some photo shooting of stone formations in the outskirsts of Chastworth, CA. They're not as opulent as the ones depicted in your capture but they're still interesting somewhat....

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    Yes, I have that book. I wasn't thinking anything quite so grand, but surely some of those buttes must house some sort of functioning ecosystems.
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    Thank you. Looking forward to seeing them.
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