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pnichols

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Posted: 11/30/20 06:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

vermilye wrote:

For those calculating the weight/value/portability - the monolith was made of riveted sheet metal. Description


That's more like it ... solid any-metal would have been way too much weight to deal with!!

Since they think it was placed there in the 2nd half of 2016, I wonder why it's taken so long to be discovered -> ... it may be because it was in a very remote place, and ... it must have taken a 4X4 truck to get it there in that remote place.

A remote location combined with a truck being able to get there may mean that area is a pretty good place to boondock camp near. I wonder if our small motorhome with it's stock pickup truck type ground clearance could make it there in dry weather? [emoticon] and [emoticon]

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Posted: 11/30/20 09:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Couple of dudes from Flagstaff treked out to see it....but it was GONE!


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Posted: 11/30/20 09:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I find generally a ranger's description of any off pavement adventure has always a bit exaggerated in difficulty.


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Posted: 12/01/20 10:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I located and pinned exactly where the monolith used to be on both of my laptop's digital maps - Google Earth and Microsoft Maps. I could probably even pinpoint it on my Garmin navigator unit.

Some of the typical Utah desert dirt/dusty roads come fairly close to it's location. Maybe the last few hundred yards (miles?) would require a 4X4 pickup to haul it into where it was - in what looks like maybe a wide wash with rock formations ringing it. I couldn't be sure using the maximum non-blurred resolution available for both maps.

"Probably in dry weather" our small 2WD MH could get within non-lethal hiking distance of the monolith's location to explore and camp way out there. Some years ago we actually drove our rig to Dubinky Well several miles north of the area. [emoticon]

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Posted: 12/01/20 07:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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