Sunday, November 4, 2007

A Twenty Mile Climb in the Desert

This is the Comb Ridge in Utah that stood in the way of the Mormon's western expansion- a ridge of stone that shoots out into the sky at 60-degrees with a sheer drop off the other side. The Mormon's lowered their covered wagons over the edge with ropes! Ropes!

1 comment:

Art said...

You've actually got this a bit wrong. The Mormons actually let their wagons down at "Hole in the Wall". They plowed a "road" into Comb Ridge down at the southern end where the river cuts the ridge. The road is still visible. It is a brutal story of a journey that was supposed to take a few short weeks, but lasted months and months over a winter.