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Cosmic AshtraySouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar May 06 2018
AZWanderingBear
Hiking8.40 Miles 1,055 AEG
Hiking8.40 Miles
1,055 ft AEG
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Fun out and back hike with a nice payoff. The start had some sand to slog through, but most is on slick rock. Great scenery along the way. Had to be thousands of moqui marbles (iron concretions) with some being quite large. One area had lots of pieces of volcanic extrusion from a thin layer breaking apart above us.

The Ashtray is visually stunning and different from anything I've seen yet. The orange sand is wind deposited and sifted fine and free of anything else. There are some moqui steps carved into the rocks face for accessing the sandy floor, but they looked a bit sketchy. With some rope at least one of our group would have tried dropping in.

I scrambled up to the highest point above for some photos. If you do that, be careful. There are a lot of large sandstone slabs that have broken loose and are ready to give you Mr Toad's Wild Ride to the bottom. But it is a nice view.
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