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Share Yer National Monuments Bishes ! ! !
Tuesday January 18, 2011 11:40am

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We've all seen some great National Parks on here, and some cool Wilderness Areas too.

But what about the lowly, underappreciated National Monuments?

Am I the only one with cool National Monument photos?

Am I, Huh?

C'mon post 'em up BISHES!!

White Sands NM, uhhhh.....NM






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LET'S SEE 'EM KIDS!!!


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this just in

climber
north fork
  Jan 18, 2011 - 11:48am PT
Enjoyed the photos survival. I have no monument pics to add unfortunately.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
  Jan 18, 2011 - 12:44pm PT
Dood,
That last pic is tha shiz!
How'n the heck did ya do that lizard? That is rad!

They keep turning my monuments into parks...
Ubehebe Crater (I just like saying it), Death Valley NM
Ubehebe Crater (I just like saying it), Death Valley NM
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Would ya believe this is also in Death Valley? <br/>
I looked into leasein...
Would ya believe this is also in Death Valley?
I looked into leaseing it. Actually, it is so little
visited I could prolly get away with squatting.
Credit: Reilly

NE corner of Death Valley - Boulderer's Paradise <br/>
Yes, that is Whitne...
NE corner of Death Valley - Boulderer's Paradise
Yes, that is Whitney back there.
Credit: Reilly

One artsy one for ya.
One artsy one for ya.
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Black Hills, NM - might still await an FA!
Black Hills, NM - might still await an FA!
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Ricardo Cabeza

climber
Charityville
  Jan 18, 2011 - 12:28pm PT
No scanner, so no pictures.

Here's a shout out to Dinosaur though!
MH2

climber
  Jan 18, 2011 - 12:40pm PT
Survival, I am just going to kneel down before your awesome awesome photos!

For one thing, if I were to add other photos that would make me a bish, and for another, you broke the mold.
PhotogEC

climber
In front of my computer
  Jan 18, 2011 - 01:01pm PT
Survival - awesome photos. I bet they'd be stunning in black & white.
philo

Trad climber
Is that the light at the end of the tunnel or a tr
  Jan 18, 2011 - 01:02pm PT
BISHin' pics.

Now that it is a National Park, does it count that the Black Canyon was a National Monument when I used to date her?
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  Jan 18, 2011 - 01:19pm PT
HA, great "Bishes" usage gang!

Philo, of course it counts. You know me, I'm just not THAT picky!


Reilly, thanks for the pix. Dude, you always come through.
I did the lizard just by "trickling" the sand out of my fist.


Megan, DUNE CLIMBER!! See it IS on topic!


rhyang

climber
SJC
  Jan 18, 2011 - 04:05pm PT
Pinnacles







Ed Bannister

Mountain climber
Woodcrest, CA
  Jan 18, 2011 - 04:15pm PT
Joshua Tree used to be a monument.....
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survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  Jan 18, 2011 - 04:27pm PT
Black and White Sands!

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Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
  Jan 18, 2011 - 04:29pm PT
Nice! And Ed beat me to it - I have lots of slides from when Joshua Tree was 'just' a monument.
Friedo

Trad climber
South Lake Tahoe
  Jan 18, 2011 - 06:32pm PT
Chilkoot Trail national Historic Park
Chilkoot Pass 1898
Chilkoot Pass 1898
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Chilkoot Pass 2003
Chilkoot Pass 2003
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survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  Jan 19, 2011 - 12:26am PT
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Bad Acronym

climber
Little Death Hollow
  Jan 19, 2011 - 12:47am PT
Don't remind me of White Sands. My truck blew up on the way there and I had to spend 3 days in Las Cruces hanging out at hotel bars with jukeboxes full of country-western pop. It was here I was actually warned not to "rock the jukebox" after selecting Cream. Yes, there are worse places than El Paso, believe it.

Great pic of the balconies formation, btw...
AndyG

climber
San Diego, CA
  Jan 19, 2011 - 12:53am PT
juniper tree, Organ Pipe Cactus Ntl Monument
juniper tree, Organ Pipe Cactus Ntl Monument
Credit: AndyG

On 1/1/11
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
  Jan 19, 2011 - 01:13am PT
Pinnacles
Monolith

High Peaks Trail

Gang on Photographer's Delight


Death Valley
Room with a view

Desert Fox

Able bodied field geology assistant
Bad Acronym

climber
Little Death Hollow
  Jan 19, 2011 - 01:16am PT
Haha, you bet! Do they still have the "F-ART" gas stations there?

You have me on one point: there ARE more topless bars and salvage yards per square mile in El Paso than Las Cruces...

Well maybe next time I find myself in Las Cruces, I'll look you up and you can show me its fair side! Deal?
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  Jan 19, 2011 - 12:38pm PT
A big shout out to PhotogEC for showing me a couple of these pix in B&W !!

Too bad Skully got the boot, I just "know" he wanted to get in here and tell us how bitchin' National Monuments are!!


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Great pix Tradster!!!
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  Jan 20, 2011 - 12:10pm PT
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument!

One of the first National Monuments, and more importantly, the nations first designated Wilderness area.

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I'm so often wrong around here. I mistakenly thought there would be a lot more folks with photos of Nat. Monuments!.........
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
  Jan 20, 2011 - 12:19pm PT
Canyon de Chelly National Monument from the air taken January 2010

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
  Jan 20, 2011 - 01:05pm PT
I mistakenly thought there would be a lot more folks with photos of Nat. Monuments!.........

Silly you!

I guess this is a 'Park' now too but if it'll stop yer whinin' it's worth it...

A sight unknown to lubbers!
A sight unknown to lubbers!
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A fine day on the main!
A fine day on the main!
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There's definitely routes up there but ya might need more than <br/>
a too...
There's definitely routes up there but ya might need more than
a toothbrush! (a slight problem with access also)
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Yaaar!  Cap'n Pissgums is content for the moment so <br/>
the lashings can...
Yaaar! Cap'n Pissgums is content for the moment so
the lashings can commence later.
Credit: Reilly
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  Jan 20, 2011 - 01:08pm PT
I guess this is a 'Park' now too but if it'll stop yer whinin' it's worth it...

BWA HA HA hahahaa!
PhotogEC

climber
In front of my computer
  Jan 21, 2011 - 04:17pm PT
Bump for some really nice Monument/Park pics....
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  Jul 16, 2014 - 10:06am PT
Cascade Siskiyou National Monument!!






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eKat

Trad climber
  Jul 16, 2014 - 10:12am PT
What in the SamHill?

This is the first I've ever heard of the Cascade SisQ NM.

NICE!

It's pretty new - established in 2000.

TFPU, FarmerBruce!

YAY!
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  Jul 16, 2014 - 11:06am PT
More from CSNM, for eKatRavenMama









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little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
  Jul 16, 2014 - 11:38am PT
Joshua Tree used to be a monument...

and, as Ed's photo shows, there used to be water in Barker Lake

OT Just how bad is the drought? Just curious OT
OT Just how bad is the drought? Just curious OT
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SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
  Jul 16, 2014 - 11:41am PT

Great photos, Bruce!
(and to everyone else--I wish I had some of
Colorado National Monument to contribute, alas,
I don't). . .
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
  Jul 16, 2014 - 11:45am PT
surprised that this is still just a monument

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_St._Helens#mediaviewer/File:MSH82_s...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_St._Helens#mediaviewer/File:MSH82_st_helens_plume_from_harrys_ridge_05-19-82.jpg
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eKat

Trad climber
  Jul 16, 2014 - 11:58am PT
TFPU, FarmerBruce. . . what a neat place.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  Jul 16, 2014 - 12:20pm PT
I wish I had some of
Colorado National Monument to contribute, alas,
I don't). . .







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eKat

Trad climber
  Jul 16, 2014 - 12:02pm PT
Colorado National Monument

That place is a real trip! Seems so incongruous to be clinging to the side of that cliff, look one direction and feel WAY out there, look the other. . . and there's a city.

TRIPPY!

FarmerBruce told me about "No Coast Sushi" down in that city and we actually went there last June. It was creative and fun and delicious. I would highly recommend it to anybody who finds themselves in GJ.

HippSterCity, fer sher!
Prezwoodz

climber
Anchorage
  Jul 16, 2014 - 03:40pm PT
I've been to a few but looking at the list I've hardly been to any!

Colorado National Monument


Again...


Craters of the Moon, Idaho


Again...


Misty Fjords, Alaska




Montezumas Castle


White Sands, NM




Wupatki, Arizona


I've been to a few others but that seems like all I've got for pictures!
Leggs

Sport climber
Made in California
  Jul 16, 2014 - 05:43pm PT
Bruce and other contributors...
What a wonderful TR/Thread.... AMAZING photos. Keep 'em coming!
CA.Timothy

climber
California
  Jul 16, 2014 - 06:43pm PT
When I was working at Devils Postpile NM, there were some amazing old photos laying around of people climbing and standing on the columns. I wanted to lieback up that sh#t so bad.
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evenings at Bear Crag were not bad either.....

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'sign shop'

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after one season, some wisenheimer took a multitool to this sign and r...
after one season, some wisenheimer took a multitool to this sign and removed it. I would like to think that he liked it so much he 'just had to have it'
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"you are gonna pay me for this?"

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I had never been to the Eastern Sierra before taking a job at this tiny NM. One of the best experiences of my life.

Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
  Jul 16, 2014 - 06:45pm PT
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument



Just did a couple of side trips on a vist to Bryce a few weeks ago.



Been reading more about it ... seems we only scratched the surface and the place has endless possibilities.
thebravecowboy

climber
hold on tight boys
  Jul 16, 2014 - 10:15pm PT
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tough view
tough view
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Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
  Jul 16, 2014 - 11:01pm PT
El Malpais National Monumnet, New Mexico

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Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
  Jul 16, 2014 - 11:05pm PT
New River Gorge National River, West Virginia

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Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
  Jul 16, 2014 - 11:15pm PT
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The first National monument as seen from the driveway of the Armbar Ranch in Wolf City Wyoming.
thebravecowboy

climber
hold on tight boys
  Jul 16, 2014 - 11:22pm PT
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survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  Jul 17, 2014 - 09:30am PT
So awesome you guys! Now we're getting somewhere.



El Morro NM, NM. was established just about 2 months after Devils Tower. It is home to thousand year old Indian dwellings and 400 year old Spanish carvings. It is also on the continental divide at almost 9,000 ft.

When I was a kid, I used to live just 10 miles away, ride my bike there and camp out with my dad.


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Yeah, it's near Gallup, if you consider 65 miles near that is. HA!!
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Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  Jul 17, 2014 - 09:33am PT
More El Morro.






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Timid Toprope National Monument.
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