Sunday, November 27, 2011

Double Negative

There is nothing there, yet it is still a sculpture -Michael Heizer

The Double Negative was built between  1969-70 by artist Michael Heizer.

The sculpture is 1,500 feet long, 50 feet deep, and 30 feet wide

The idea behind the Double Negative sculpture is that he create something out of nothing. The sculpture was created by removing space, while looking across and expansive space of nothing thus being double negative….I guess

Double Negative now belongs to The Museum of Contemporary Art

  • Go to the Overton Airport address: 1110 Airport Road -89040
  • Then take Mormon Mesa Road heading north-east

  • Once you get to the top of the mesa keep driving on the more established road heading east roughly 2.8 miles across the top

  • Before dropping off the other side of the mesa turn left (north) following the rim of Mormon Mesa
  • Drive roughly 1.4 miles across the east rim of the mesa

An added bonus to the art is a beautiful natural work of art which is the beautiful viewscape of the Virgin River and the Virgin Peak

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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Posy Lake

Posy Lake is hidden within the Grand Staircase National Monument amongst the rough mountain peaks of the Boulder Mountains. Posy Lake is a prime destination for any back country rambler looking for a place to fish, camp, explore, hike, take photographs, ATV, picnic or generally just soak up beautiful mountain country.

Posy Lake is a perfect destination for the casual day trip for those staying in the Boulder or Escalante region as well as overnight camping or extended back country ramblings. It has nice day use facilities including picnic tables and a developed restroom as well as nice camping facilities.

Posy Lakes is Open May through October. Posy Lake has great fishing with a boat ramp and two docks however there is no motorized boating on the small mountain lake. Posy Lake also has access to the trailhead to the Great Western Trail. At 8,600 foot elevation if you’re staying the night remember the temperature drops in these tall mountains. Also scattered showers frequent the Boulder Mountains so make sure you’re equipped to handle a little rain.

I highly recommend the Hells Backbone loop however the road from the Escalante side is rough to say the least. Next time I will take Hells Backbone road just off the 12 on the Boulder side both coming and going. You will not be disappointed with the scenery. This is one back country ramble that I recommend if you are anywhere near the Grand Staircase national Monument.

Vicinity Destinations: Hells Backbone, Caanan Mountain, Bryce Canyon National Park, Kodachrome State Park,

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