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What's the blue stuff under Wyoming.
It's the hot water that feeds the geysers. :)

Actually, I think it's the active (youngest) part of the Yellowstone hotspot.

ETA: The redite and blueite are different responses from the tomography and nobody really knows for sure why - some think it's temperature differentials, some think density variables, etc. As you can guess, I don't know much about mantle physics.
 
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Echo Park.

I knew that I had seen that bus somewhere....the clues made it easy to guess at. Never ate there, but we pretty much always stop at Dillon for a quick break from roadtrippin' to or from Utah - coffee at the little kiosk on the N end of town, and a perusal of Ranchers Supply while Jo checks out the Patagucci outlet.
It's going to be hard to challenge you folks, let's try this:
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The panel of judges is in the Dolomites, but I'm sure @Artemus (and of course Nick) would say that no, someone else will have to guess the arch. :)

It would be kinda like guessing a peak is in the Wasatch and expecting to get the prize - or a lake is in Colorado - or Olympus Mons is somewhere up there :rolleyes:.
 
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The panel of judges is in the Dolomites, but I'm sure @Artemus (and of course Nick) would say that no, someone else will have to guess the arch. :)

It would be kinda like guessing a peak is in the Wasatch and expecting to get the prize - or a lake is in Colorado - or Olympus Mons is somewhere up there :rolleyes:.
How about just naming the valley that the arch is in (or the basin and range visible in the background of the photo)? Last I checked the arch doesn't have an official name.
 

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The arch is part of an outcrop that stands on the edge of Coal Valley.
 
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The arch is part of an outcrop that stands on the edge of Coal Valley.
We have a winner. (Technically I'd call it the western edge of the White River Valley, but it kind of sits between the White River and the Coal.) In my opinion, Basin and Range is one of the best, but also most overlooked, National Monuments in the country. Glad to see others appreciate it as well. Rockskipper, you're up.
 

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Thanks for posting that. I spent some more time looking at that area and I think I'm going to head down there soon.

OK, this is actually taken from the old-town area of a town - name the town. Hint: there are wild horses that range the area above, and it's also a popular place for extraterrestrial landings (there's a dedicated strip there), one of which I may have accidentally caught by the left tower.

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Thanks for posting that. I spent some more time looking at that area and I think I'm going to head down there soon.

OK, this is actually taken from the old-town area of a town - name the town. Hint: there are wild horses that range the area above, and it's also a popular place for extraterrestrial landings (there's a dedicated strip there), one of which I may have accidentally caught by the left tower.

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Green River Wyoming.
 

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@3d3vart got it, you're up.

From wikipedia: On July 5, 1994 Resolution R94-23 of the Green River city council designated this landing field as the "Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport", for inhabitants of Jupiter who might wish to take sanctuary in Green River in the event their planet is threatened by collisions from comets or meteors, in apparent reference to the contemporary Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 impact.
 
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