The new movie, “The Lone Ranger” will be released in the US this week, and this video about the making of a segment at Dead Horse Point caught our attention:
Some time ago we featured a Dead Horse Point panorama by our behind-the-scenes man Perry Van Schelt, who thankfully did not have to climb a frail looking platform and contend with circling helicopters. We thought this a good time to share it again:
Dead Horse Point, near Moab, Utah is a much photographed vista. Perry Van Schelt, responsible for much of the behind the scenes workings here at Utah3D.Net, shot this panorama of the location:
Visitors to this site often raise the question of how Dead Horse Point got its name. There are a few variations of a story commonly related that tell of a herd of corralled horses which died of thirst here in the 1800s. However, a longtime resident of Moab explains that the name comes from a rock formation, visible from the point, that looks like a dead horse. In this panorama it is visible in the small section of white rock just to the left of the Colorado River. For help finding the formation, and a more detailed explanation, see the link at the very bottom of the panorama page.
Have a Great Day,
Martin van Hemert
Near Moab, Utah, a couple of miles off of the Shafer Trail, Musselman Arch can be found. It’s an interesting arch, unlike many of the more popular arches in the area. It has a span of about 36 meters (120 feet), and can easily be walked across. Now, maybe it’s because I had an engineer father, or a fear of heights, but when I look at something like this, I find myself wondering “when is this thing going to collapse?” But I none the less threw caution to the wind (luckily it was calm though) and crossed anyway:
All The Best,