The Santa Clara volcanic field is a volcanic area north of St. George in SW Utah, which has been active since about 4 million years ago. It contains numerous cinder cones and lava flows.
The Santa Clara lava flow was erupted from 2 young cider cones above Snow Canyon about 10-20,000 years ago and is one of the youngest lava flows in the Colorado Plateau/Basin and Range region. The almost unvegetated lava flow extends 16 km to the south down Snow Canyon, excavated through rocks of the colorful Navajo Sandstone.
“Simply because humankind have the power now to meddle or 'manage' or 'exercise stewardship' in every nook and cranny of the world does not mean that we have a right to do so. Even less, the obligation.”
A midnight screening of the 1985 American thriller film directed by Peter Weir and starring Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis; Witness, has ignited scenes of violence and rioting throughout the Amish community across the United States.
The movie, which focuses on a detective protecting a young Amish boy who becomes the target of a ruthless killer after he witnesses a murder in Philadelphia, is claimed to "belittle" and "insult" the Amish community, according to Amish spokesman Jerome Balls, who also attacked the "stereotypes" of the characters portrayed in the movie.
The film, which was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won two, for Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Editing, was screened at a theater in Baltimore.
Balls has called for Amish people "to rise up" and to "fight back".
Clouds of smoke from burning potpourri wafted over the hulks of carriages and buggies, which had been parked defiantly but legally in allotted spaces across farms and once tranquil communities Thursday as hundreds of demonstrators shook their heads and muttered their annoyance and their displeasure.
One man even threatening to shave his wife's legs if another screening occurred.
The demonstrators threw nasty glances at police and chanted, "This is darn unacceptable."
At least one horse defecated in a public place, according to media reports, after he became agitated due to the thronging crowds however, according to police, this manure was quickly cleared from the highway by the offending horse's conscientious owner.
“The fire. The odor of burning juniper is the sweetest fragrance on the face of the earth, in my honest judgment; I doubt if all the smoking censers of Dante's paradise could equal it. One breath of juniper smoke, like the perfume of sagebrush after rain, evokes in magical catalysis, like certain music, the space and light and clarity and piercing strangeness of the American West. Long may it burn.”
The sandstone cliffs of Sego Canyon are a spectacular outdoor art gallery of petroglyphs painted and carved by Native Americans peoples over a period of around 8,000 years. They are characterised by more than 80 imposing and haunting life-sized figures with hollowed eyes or missing eyes and the frequent absence of arms and legs. Some claim that the mysterious figures are evidence of alien visitation in our ancient past, while scholars maintain that the strange beings represent shamanistic visions produced in trance-like states.