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White Pocket, Arizona (or maybe it's Mars)

 
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Mar 04, 2013 07:29 |  #16

Wonderful images! I've heard so much about this place. I just hope that folks take care of it so we don't encounter more permit systems and I also hope that folks don't think they can get out there with a rental car. If they try to do so, it will cost them at least a $1,000 to get pulled out and towed back to town.

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Mar 04, 2013 10:00 |  #17

Excellent images, start to finish. I'll be in that area next month and I'm contemplating renting a 4x4 just to make it out there for a day or two. This thread is starting to convince me. Well done.


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Mar 04, 2013 10:22 as a reply to  @ rparchen's post |  #18

Wow!!!, what a place and you captured it beautifully. I drove past this area a couple of months back but unfortunately, didn't know about this place. Will have to remember this next time I am in the area. Thanks for posting.


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Mar 04, 2013 13:01 |  #19

Awesome set! We missed out on White Pocket last time (but did see Coyote Buttes South). Some day. Loved your pics!


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Mar 04, 2013 15:00 |  #20

Spectacular stuff, Grizzy!


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Mar 05, 2013 06:37 |  #21

Great set of pictures.

I hope it's ok to show one of the sets of dinosaur tracks I found. I really did enjoy this place..

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Mar 07, 2013 12:32 |  #22

irishman wrote in post #15674114 (external link)
WOW!

paul-t wrote in post #15673947 (external link)
Great series.

JGunn wrote in post #15672259 (external link)
Incredible set. I feel you must stay away from B&W for these are the color are really nice. Well done!

Cucamonga Al wrote in post #15671538 (external link)
Spectacular scenery and shots. Ya' done good, pilgrim. KUDOS.

harv3589 wrote in post #15671373 (external link)
All great shots but this one is my favourite! I like the layout of it with the tree in it.

SJC from VT wrote in post #15671351 (external link)
This is an awesome shot. Well balanced with the items in the foreground. Footprints, clouds, textures...perfection! Oh and I loved your brother's comment!

Thanks :D !


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Mar 07, 2013 12:38 as a reply to  @ grizzy's post |  #23

bps wrote in post #15674597 (external link)
Wonderful images! I've heard so much about this place. I just hope that folks take care of it so we don't encounter more permit systems and I also hope that folks don't think they can get out there with a rental car. If they try to do so, it will cost them at least a $1,000 to get pulled out and towed back to town.

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Very inaccessible and definitely not something you'd want to take a rental in. Not too long ago a group of Italian tourists tried to take a long caravan of cars out there. Several of them got stuck and one of them burned to the ground. They had tried to go around the stuck ones, got stuck themselves, and tried gunning it. They were directly over some brush and the oil pan caught it on fire. A few minutes later the car was on fire. Not too many fire trucks out there. :cool:

rparchen wrote in post #15675032 (external link)
Excellent images, start to finish. I'll be in that area next month and I'm contemplating renting a 4x4 just to make it out there for a day or two. This thread is starting to convince me. Well done.

4x4, knowledge driving in deep sand, and enough gear should you be stuck for a few days. There are guides that will take you out there. I highly recommend Dreamland Safari Tours out of Kanab. Will is awesome and knows every inch!

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Wow!!!, what a place and you captured it beautifully. I drove past this area a couple of months back but unfortunately, didn't know about this place. Will have to remember this next time I am in the area. Thanks for posting.

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Awesome set! We missed out on White Pocket last time (but did see Coyote Buttes South). Some day. Loved your pics!

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Spectacular stuff, Grizzy!

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Mar 07, 2013 12:39 |  #24

gordonb wrote in post #15678602 (external link)
Great set of pictures.

I hope it's ok to show one of the sets of dinosaur tracks I found. I really did enjoy this place..

Gordon

We saw some tracks that have been made from cattle that drink from the pockets.


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Mar 07, 2013 12:44 as a reply to  @ post 15674114 |  #25

paul3221 wrote in post #15671388 (external link)
Great shots. Thanks for sharing. I'm actually hoping to get there myself in the next few weeks. How was the weather? Did you come in from the North? Was it hard to find?

Weather was awesome. Low 50's, plenty of sun, but very windy up there. Be careful not to fill your camera with sand.

We entered from 89 (the north) and exited right at the start of the Vermillion Cliffs (just east of where you come down from Jacob Lake). We had a guide...no way would I try to do it on my own!

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Love that area, glad you got out there and nabbed some great shots. Hope you checked into Wire Pass, too. Permits to The Wave used to be pretty easy to get in March, may be more popular now.

We hiked Wire Pass that morning. We had about a 50% chance for the Wave but struck out. I wanted to punch all the people at the BLM who made comments like, "we were told to come try for this Wave permit thing". I swear half the people didn't even know much about it...just that it's rare and hard to get.


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Mar 07, 2013 12:45 |  #26

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I've added this to my bucket list. Next visit to my son in Phoenix, I'll make a trip here.

It's must see, take your breath away type scenery.


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Mar 07, 2013 16:49 |  #27

Thanks for the recommendation. I checked out Dreamland Safari Tours and it's $175 for the day and $300 for the overnight tour of White Pocket. Jeep rentals are $125 in either Kanab or Page so I think I'll go that route so I can just stay the night. Looks like I'll be buying a shovel and portable 12v air compressor for the trip!


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Mar 07, 2013 17:41 |  #28

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Thanks for the recommendation. I checked out Dreamland Safari Tours and it's $175 for the day and $300 for the overnight tour of White Pocket. Jeep rentals are $125 in either Kanab or Page so I think I'll go that route so I can just stay the night. Looks like I'll be buying a shovel and portable 12v air compressor for the trip!

Awesome! Camping out there to get all the different light will be AMAZING.

Make sure to deflate you tires quite a bit before starting the sand.


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Mar 07, 2013 17:55 |  #29

rparchen wrote in post #15688990 (external link)
Thanks for the recommendation. I checked out Dreamland Safari Tours and it's $175 for the day and $300 for the overnight tour of White Pocket. Jeep rentals are $125 in either Kanab or Page so I think I'll go that route so I can just stay the night. Looks like I'll be buying a shovel and portable 12v air compressor for the trip!

Thanks for this info. I usually hire a guide service when visiting a new-to-me area, and this trip will be no different. Trying to convince the wife she need to go with me, but I may just trek it myself. I'll start making plans soon.


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Mar 07, 2013 19:19 |  #30

Very mysterious!


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