Monday, June 2, 2008
This area in the west - shown in the first photo above from the south looking north - is known for ancient shorelines, 360-degree views, mirage, emigrant trails, and several hot springs. If you drive too far toward its western edge, you are likely to get stuck; likewise if you drive too far in an easterly to northeasterly direction.
It was named after a particular rock formation, which is shown in the second view above, looking from the east to the west.
In summer, it's often known for the creatures below, which will sometime clog up the hot spring pools and make bathing disagreeable.