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September 2018: Goblin Valley After Sunset, Goblin Valley State Park, UT

Cynny and I were scheduled to visit Natural Bridges National Monument, Goblin State Park and Monument Valley in September, to photograph natural bridges and "goblins" under the Milky Way and the Mittens Shadow.

Unfortunately, with Kodi in failing health, we're both not traveling at the same time, so I cancelled Natural Bridges, met a friend for a few days at Goblin State Park and went solo to Monument Valley.

In the Northern Hemisphere, the galactic core and the Milky Way are visible in the night sky from March to October. Goblin State Park is an International Dark Sky Park filled with interesting rock formations and easy night access to the Valley floor. The park has an excellent campground and two Yurts for rent, so it's an ideal location for night sky photography.

Goblin State Park is known for its thousands of hoodoos, mushroom-shaped rock formation, known locally as "goblins." The park is 190 miles northeast of Bryce Canyon National Park and lies within the San Rafael Desert, southeast of the Swell and north of the Henry Mountains. Bryce and Goblin have some of the highest concentration of hoodoos in the world.

Goblin State Park is probably best known as the site where in 2013 a Boy Scout leader intentionally knocked over a delicately balanced hoodoo while a friend filmed him and later posted it online. He told authorities that he did it for safety reasons claiming that he thought it might fall and hurt a park visitor. The hoodoo formation he destroyed was formed out of rock that dated back as far as 165 million years. In January 2014, they were arraigned on felony charges of criminal mischief and intentionally damaging, defacing and destroying property.

©Rich Beckman

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September 2018: Evening in Goblin Valley, Goblin Valley State Park, UT

Cynny and I were scheduled to visit Natural Bridges National Monument, Goblin State Park and Monument Valley in September, to photograph natural bridges and "goblins" under the Milky Way and the Mittens Shadow.

Unfortunately, with Kodi in failing health, we're both not traveling at the same time, so I cancelled Natural Bridges, met a friend for a few days at Goblin State Park and went solo to Monument Valley.

In the Northern Hemisphere, the galactic core and the Milky Way are visible in the night sky from March to October. Goblin State Park is an International Dark Sky Park filled with interesting rock formations and easy night access to the Valley floor. The park has an excellent campground and two Yurts for rent, so it's an ideal location for night sky photography.

Goblin State Park is known for its thousands of hoodoos, mushroom-shaped rock formation, known locally as "goblins." The park is 190 miles northeast of Bryce Canyon National Park and lies within the San Rafael Desert, southeast of the Swell and north of the Henry Mountains. Bryce and Goblin have some of the highest concentration of hoodoos in the world.

Goblin State Park is probably best known as the site where in 2013 a Boy Scout leader intentionally knocked over a delicately balanced hoodoo while a friend filmed him and later posted it online. He told authorities that he did it for safety reasons claiming that he thought it might fall and hurt a park visitor. The hoodoo formation he destroyed was formed out of rock that dated back as far as 165 million years. In January 2014, they were arraigned on felony charges of criminal mischief and intentionally damaging, defacing and destroying property.

©Rich Beckman

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September 2018: Evening in Goblin Valley, Goblin Valley State Park, UT

Cynny and I were scheduled to visit Natural Bridges National Monument, Goblin State Park and Monument Valley in September, to photograph natural bridges and "goblins" under the Milky Way and the Mittens Shadow.

Unfortunately, with Kodi in failing health, we're both not traveling at the same time, so I cancelled Natural Bridges, met a friend for a few days at Goblin State Park and went solo to Monument Valley.

In the Northern Hemisphere, the galactic core and the Milky Way are visible in the night sky from March to October. Goblin State Park is an International Dark Sky Park filled with interesting rock formations and easy night access to the Valley floor. The park has an excellent campground and two Yurts for rent, so it's an ideal location for night sky photography.

Goblin State Park is known for its thousands of hoodoos, mushroom-shaped rock formation, known locally as "goblins." The park is 190 miles northeast of Bryce Canyon National Park and lies within the San Rafael Desert, southeast of the Swell and north of the Henry Mountains. Bryce and Goblin have some of the highest concentration of hoodoos in the world.

Goblin State Park is probably best known as the site where in 2013 a Boy Scout leader intentionally knocked over a delicately balanced hoodoo while a friend filmed him and later posted it online. He told authorities that he did it for safety reasons claiming that he thought it might fall and hurt a park visitor. The hoodoo formation he destroyed was formed out of rock that dated back as far as 165 million years. In January 2014, they were arraigned on felony charges of criminal mischief and intentionally damaging, defacing and destroying property.

©Rich Beckman

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September 2018: The Watchmen, Goblin Valley State Park, UT

Cynny and I were scheduled to visit Natural Bridges National Monument, Goblin State Park and Monument Valley in September, to photograph natural bridges and "goblins" under the Milky Way and the Mittens Shadow.

Unfortunately, with Kodi in failing health, we're both not traveling at the same time, so I cancelled Natural Bridges, met a friend for a few days at Goblin State Park and went solo to Monument Valley.

In the Northern Hemisphere, the galactic core and the Milky Way are visible in the night sky from March to October. Goblin State Park is an International Dark Sky Park filled with interesting rock formations and easy night access to the Valley floor. The park has an excellent campground and two Yurts for rent, so it's an ideal location for night sky photography.

Goblin State Park is known for its thousands of hoodoos, mushroom-shaped rock formation, known locally as "goblins." The park is 190 miles northeast of Bryce Canyon National Park and lies within the San Rafael Desert, southeast of the Swell and north of the Henry Mountains. Bryce and Goblin have some of the highest concentration of hoodoos in the world.

Goblin State Park is probably best known as the site where in 2013 a Boy Scout leader intentionally knocked over a delicately balanced hoodoo while a friend filmed him and later posted it online. He told authorities that he did it for safety reasons claiming that he thought it might fall and hurt a park visitor. The hoodoo formation he destroyed was formed out of rock that dated back as far as 165 million years. In January 2014, they were arraigned on felony charges of criminal mischief and intentionally damaging, defacing and destroying property.

©Rich Beckman

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September 2018: Waxing Crescent Moon Setting over Goblin Valley, Goblin Valley State Park, UT

Cynny and I were scheduled to visit Natural Bridges National Monument, Goblin State Park and Monument Valley in September, to photograph natural bridges and "goblins" under the Milky Way and the Mittens Shadow.

Unfortunately, with Kodi in failing health, we're both not traveling at the same time, so I cancelled Natural Bridges, met a friend for a few days at Goblin State Park and went solo to Monument Valley.

In the Northern Hemisphere, the galactic core and the Milky Way are visible in the night sky from March to October. Goblin State Park is an International Dark Sky Park filled with interesting rock formations and easy night access to the Valley floor. The park has an excellent campground and two Yurts for rent, so it's an ideal location for night sky photography.

Goblin State Park is known for its thousands of hoodoos, mushroom-shaped rock formation, known locally as "goblins." The park is 190 miles northeast of Bryce Canyon National Park and lies within the San Rafael Desert, southeast of the Swell and north of the Henry Mountains. Bryce and Goblin have some of the highest concentration of hoodoos in the world.

Goblin State Park is probably best known as the site where in 2013 a Boy Scout leader intentionally knocked over a delicately balanced hoodoo while a friend filmed him and later posted it online. He told authorities that he did it for safety reasons claiming that he thought it might fall and hurt a park visitor. The hoodoo formation he destroyed was formed out of rock that dated back as far as 165 million years. In January 2014, they were arraigned on felony charges of criminal mischief and intentionally damaging, defacing and destroying property.

©Rich Beckman

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September 2018: Milky Way over Goblin Valley, Goblin Valley State Park, UT

Cynny and I were scheduled to visit Natural Bridges National Monument, Goblin State Park and Monument Valley in September, to photograph natural bridges and "goblins" under the Milky Way and the Mittens Shadow.

Unfortunately, with Kodi in failing health, we're both not traveling at the same time, so I cancelled Natural Bridges, met a friend for a few days at Goblin State Park and went solo to Monument Valley.

In the Northern Hemisphere, the galactic core and the Milky Way are visible in the night sky from March to October. Goblin State Park is an International Dark Sky Park filled with interesting rock formations and easy night access to the Valley floor. The park has an excellent campground and two Yurts for rent, so it's an ideal location for night sky photography.

Goblin State Park is known for its thousands of hoodoos, mushroom-shaped rock formation, known locally as "goblins." The park is 190 miles northeast of Bryce Canyon National Park and lies within the San Rafael Desert, southeast of the Swell and north of the Henry Mountains. Bryce and Goblin have some of the highest concentration of hoodoos in the world.

Goblin State Park is probably best known as the site where in 2013 a Boy Scout leader intentionally knocked over a delicately balanced hoodoo while a friend filmed him and later posted it online. He told authorities that he did it for safety reasons claiming that he thought it might fall and hurt a park visitor. The hoodoo formation he destroyed was formed out of rock that dated back as far as 165 million years. In January 2014, they were arraigned on felony charges of criminal mischief and intentionally damaging, defacing and destroying property.

©Rich Beckman

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September 2018: Milky Way over Goblin Valley, Goblin Valley State Park, UT

Cynny and I were scheduled to visit Natural Bridges National Monument, Goblin State Park and Monument Valley in September, to photograph natural bridges and "goblins" under the Milky Way and the Mittens Shadow.

Unfortunately, with Kodi in failing health, we're both not traveling at the same time, so I cancelled Natural Bridges, met a friend for a few days at Goblin State Park and went solo to Monument Valley.

In the Northern Hemisphere, the galactic core and the Milky Way are visible in the night sky from March to October. Goblin State Park is an International Dark Sky Park filled with interesting rock formations and easy night access to the Valley floor. The park has an excellent campground and two Yurts for rent, so it's an ideal location for night sky photography.

Goblin State Park is known for its thousands of hoodoos, mushroom-shaped rock formation, known locally as "goblins." The park is 190 miles northeast of Bryce Canyon National Park and lies within the San Rafael Desert, southeast of the Swell and north of the Henry Mountains. Bryce and Goblin have some of the highest concentration of hoodoos in the world.

Goblin State Park is probably best known as the site where in 2013 a Boy Scout leader intentionally knocked over a delicately balanced hoodoo while a friend filmed him and later posted it online. He told authorities that he did it for safety reasons claiming that he thought it might fall and hurt a park visitor. The hoodoo formation he destroyed was formed out of rock that dated back as far as 165 million years. In January 2014, they were arraigned on felony charges of criminal mischief and intentionally damaging, defacing and destroying property.

©Rich Beckman

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September 2018: 9th Hole, Disc Golf Course, Goblin Valley State Park, UT

Cynny and I were scheduled to visit Natural Bridges National Monument, Goblin State Park and Monument Valley in September, to photograph natural bridges and "goblins" under the Milky Way and the Mittens Shadow.

Unfortunately, with Kodi in failing health, we're both not traveling at the same time, so I cancelled Natural Bridges, met a friend for a few days at Goblin State Park and went solo to Monument Valley.

In the Northern Hemisphere, the galactic core and the Milky Way are visible in the night sky from March to October. Goblin State Park is an International Dark Sky Park filled with interesting rock formations and easy night access to the Valley floor. The park has an excellent campground and two Yurts for rent, so it's an ideal location for night sky photography.

Goblin State Park is known for its thousands of hoodoos, mushroom-shaped rock formation, known locally as "goblins." The park is 190 miles northeast of Bryce Canyon National Park and lies within the San Rafael Desert, southeast of the Swell and north of the Henry Mountains. Bryce and Goblin have some of the highest concentration of hoodoos in the world.

Goblin State Park is probably best known as the site where in 2013 a Boy Scout leader intentionally knocked over a delicately balanced hoodoo while a friend filmed him and later posted it online. He told authorities that he did it for safety reasons claiming that he thought it might fall and hurt a park visitor. The hoodoo formation he destroyed was formed out of rock that dated back as far as 165 million years. In January 2014, they were arraigned on felony charges of criminal mischief and intentionally damaging, defacing and destroying property.

©Rich Beckman

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September 2018: Goblin Valley State Park, UT

Cynny and I were scheduled to visit Natural Bridges National Monument, Goblin State Park and Monument Valley in September, to photograph natural bridges and "goblins" under the Milky Way and the Mittens Shadow.

Unfortunately, with Kodi in failing health, we're both not traveling at the same time, so I cancelled Natural Bridges, met a friend for a few days at Goblin State Park and went solo to Monument Valley.

In the Northern Hemisphere, the galactic core and the Milky Way are visible in the night sky from March to October. Goblin State Park is an International Dark Sky Park filled with interesting rock formations and easy night access to the Valley floor. The park has an excellent campground and two Yurts for rent, so it's an ideal location for night sky photography.

Goblin State Park is known for its thousands of hoodoos, mushroom-shaped rock formation, known locally as "goblins." The park is 190 miles northeast of Bryce Canyon National Park and lies within the San Rafael Desert, southeast of the Swell and north of the Henry Mountains. Bryce and Goblin have some of the highest concentration of hoodoos in the world.

Goblin State Park is probably best known as the site where in 2013 a Boy Scout leader intentionally knocked over a delicately balanced hoodoo while a friend filmed him and later posted it online. He told authorities that he did it for safety reasons claiming that he thought it might fall and hurt a park visitor. The hoodoo formation he destroyed was formed out of rock that dated back as far as 165 million years. In January 2014, they were arraigned on felony charges of criminal mischief and intentionally damaging, defacing and destroying property.

©Rich Beckman

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September 2018: Goblin Valley State Park, UT

Cynny and I were scheduled to visit Natural Bridges National Monument, Goblin State Park and Monument Valley in September, to photograph natural bridges and "goblins" under the Milky Way and the Mittens Shadow.

Unfortunately, with Kodi in failing health, we're both not traveling at the same time, so I cancelled Natural Bridges, met a friend for a few days at Goblin State Park and went solo to Monument Valley.

In the Northern Hemisphere, the galactic core and the Milky Way are visible in the night sky from March to October. Goblin State Park is an International Dark Sky Park filled with interesting rock formations and easy night access to the Valley floor. The park has an excellent campground and two Yurts for rent, so it's an ideal location for night sky photography.

Goblin State Park is known for its thousands of hoodoos, mushroom-shaped rock formation, known locally as "goblins." The park is 190 miles northeast of Bryce Canyon National Park and lies within the San Rafael Desert, southeast of the Swell and north of the Henry Mountains. Bryce and Goblin have some of the highest concentration of hoodoos in the world.

Goblin State Park is probably best known as the site where in 2013 a Boy Scout leader intentionally knocked over a delicately balanced hoodoo while a friend filmed him and later posted it online. He told authorities that he did it for safety reasons claiming that he thought it might fall and hurt a park visitor. The hoodoo formation he destroyed was formed out of rock that dated back as far as 165 million years. In January 2014, they were arraigned on felony charges of criminal mischief and intentionally damaging, defacing and destroying property.

©Rich Beckman

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September 2018: Goblin Valley State Park, UT

Cynny and I were scheduled to visit Natural Bridges National Monument, Goblin State Park and Monument Valley in September, to photograph natural bridges and "goblins" under the Milky Way and the Mittens Shadow.

Unfortunately, with Kodi in failing health, we're both not traveling at the same time, so I cancelled Natural Bridges, met a friend for a few days at Goblin State Park and went solo to Monument Valley.

In the Northern Hemisphere, the galactic core and the Milky Way are visible in the night sky from March to October. Goblin State Park is an International Dark Sky Park filled with interesting rock formations and easy night access to the Valley floor. The park has an excellent campground and two Yurts for rent, so it's an ideal location for night sky photography.

Goblin State Park is known for its thousands of hoodoos, mushroom-shaped rock formation, known locally as "goblins." The park is 190 miles northeast of Bryce Canyon National Park and lies within the San Rafael Desert, southeast of the Swell and north of the Henry Mountains. Bryce and Goblin have some of the highest concentration of hoodoos in the world.

Goblin State Park is probably best known as the site where in 2013 a Boy Scout leader intentionally knocked over a delicately balanced hoodoo while a friend filmed him and later posted it online. He told authorities that he did it for safety reasons claiming that he thought it might fall and hurt a park visitor. The hoodoo formation he destroyed was formed out of rock that dated back as far as 165 million years. In January 2014, they were arraigned on felony charges of criminal mischief and intentionally damaging, defacing and destroying property.

©Rich Beckman

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September 2018: Crumble Canyon, UT

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September 2018: Yucca Arch, Crumble Canyon, UT (12S 559936 4260966, 16 x 7 feet)

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September 2018: No Parking, Off County Road 1010, UT

It must be some sort of violation to park your car on a patch of desert in the middle of nowhere in Utah. I guess tire boots are not sufficient and they prefer to build a corral around your car.

©Rich Beckman

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September 2018: Arsenic Arch, Side Branch of Poison Spring Canyon, UT (12S 540413 4217622, 7.5 x 7 feet)

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September 2018: Arsenic Arch, Side Branch of Poison Spring Canyon, UT (12S 540413 4217622, 7.5 x 7 feet)

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September 2018: Arsenic Arch, Side Branch of Poison Spring Canyon, UT (12S 540413 4217622, 7.5 x 7 feet)

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September 2018: Wild Horse Window (12S 528146 4278369, 35 x 25 feet).

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September 2018: Wild Horse Window (12S 528146 4278369, 35 x 25 feet).

©Rich Beckman

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September 2018: Mittens, Monument Valley, AZ

Twice a year in iconic Monumeny Valley, in March and September, the shadow from West Mitten Butte falls onto East Mitten Butte just before sunset. There's nothing difficult about taking this photograph, just be there, hope the weather cooperates, point and shoot. Nevertheless, it is something I've always wanted to see and it is amazing that this actually happens.

©Rich Beckman

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September 2018: Mittens, Monument Valley, AZ

Twice a year in iconic Monumeny Valley, in March and September, the shadow from West Mitten Butte falls onto East Mitten Butte just before sunset. There's nothing difficult about taking this photograph, just be there, hope the weather cooperates, point and shoot. Nevertheless, it is something I've always wanted to see and it is amazing that this actually happens.

©Rich Beckman

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September 2018: Mittens and Merrick Butte, Monument Valley, AZ

Twice a year in iconic Monumeny Valley, in March and September, the shadow from West Mitten Butte falls onto East Mitten Butte just before sunset. There's nothing difficult about taking this photograph, just be there, hope the weather cooperates, point and shoot. Nevertheless, it is something I've always wanted to see and it is amazing that this actually happens.

©Rich Beckman

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September 2018: Sunrise, Mittens and Merrick Butte, Monument Valley, AZ

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