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Hikers Destroy 200 Million Year Rock Formation, Celebrate (Video)
opposingviews.com ^ | 10-17-2013

Posted on 10/17/2013 8:00:28 PM PDT by ClaytonP

A group of hikers high-fived after one of them intentionally pushed over a large rock, which is part of the "goblins" or "hoodoos" formation, and is nearly 200 million years old.

The men filmed one of their buddies referred to as "Glenn" pushing the giant rock from behind (video below).

According to The Salt Lake Tribune YouTube page, "Three men, tagged as Dave Hall, Glenn Taylor and Dylan Taylor, push over large rock boulders in Goblin Valley, Utah in this video posted to Hall's Facebook page."

After the rock comes tumbling down, the men celebrate their accomplishment in Goblin Valley State Park in Green River, Utah.

"We have now modified Goblin Valley," says the man filming. "A new Goblin Valley exists with, uh, this boulder down here on the bottom. Muscles here pushed it off."

At one point the cameraman states, "That's crazy, it was just held up by this little piece of dirt."

Now, the three men may be facing felony charges and could end up high-fiving in jail.

"It is not only wrong, but there will be consequences," Utah State Parks spokesman Eugene Swalberg told The Salt Lake Tribune. "This is highly, highly inappropriate. This is not what you do at state parks. It’s disturbing and upsetting."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Utah
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1 posted on 10/17/2013 8:00:28 PM PDT by ClaytonP
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To: ClaytonP

Idiots.


2 posted on 10/17/2013 8:03:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Exactly!


3 posted on 10/17/2013 8:07:01 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: cripplecreek

I’m sure that they’re now going to have some quality time in the cooler to think about it.


4 posted on 10/17/2013 8:07:46 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: ClaytonP

That was pretty stupid.


5 posted on 10/17/2013 8:10:39 PM PDT by RC one
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To: cripplecreek

Morons. Ruining natural features that we all enjoy.


6 posted on 10/17/2013 8:11:04 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: ClaytonP

Not sure how they figure 200 million years. More apropos is how long it had left assuming natural erosion. I’d guess not more than 1000 years, and maybe more likely 100. Not to condone this sort of thing, you understand, but geez.


7 posted on 10/17/2013 8:11:21 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: cripplecreek

Absolutely. Idiots indeed. I have some problems with some of the parks management but just destroying our resources is asinine.


8 posted on 10/17/2013 8:11:42 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If global warming exists I hope it is strong enough to reverse the Big Government snowball)
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To: ClaytonP

The Bill Clinton generation.


9 posted on 10/17/2013 8:12:54 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Hopefully considerable time.


10 posted on 10/17/2013 8:13:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ClaytonP

Had the park service placed Barry-cades all around the 100 mile park perimeter to keep trash, like these morons, out of our parks?

Or, were they too busy harassing 90 year old veterans???


11 posted on 10/17/2013 8:13:36 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: ClaytonP
The men filmed one of their buddies

These aren't men, they are fat-ass turdblossoms.

12 posted on 10/17/2013 8:14:49 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Timber Rattler

The fines for that type of damage are very severe on Federal land; I wonder what they are in Utah state parks.

I think that they need to put it back, using the same tools they used to knock it down.


13 posted on 10/17/2013 8:15:55 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: ClaytonP

Reminds me of a film I saw in the historical museum in Portland: people holding hands in a circle and doing ring-round-a-rosy or something on the stump of a giant redwood.


14 posted on 10/17/2013 8:17:08 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: ClaytonP
In order to fully appreciate their stupidity, here are some photos of the "Goblins" and "Hoodoos".

Goblin Valley State Park

15 posted on 10/17/2013 8:17:12 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: ClaytonP

Morons. Throw the book at them.


16 posted on 10/17/2013 8:20:19 PM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: BenLurkin
"The Bill Clinton generation."

Yep...the generation that will be/is in the process of being the downfall of our nation.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

17 posted on 10/17/2013 8:20:23 PM PDT by wku man (It's almost deer season, got your DEERGOGGLES on yet? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jexrnFq2fXY)
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To: Noob1999
Or, were they too busy harassing 90 year old veterans???

Goblin Valley is a Utah State Park. The National Park Service is not involved.

18 posted on 10/17/2013 8:20:38 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: ClaytonP

a year of smashing big rocks into little ones works for me.


19 posted on 10/17/2013 8:22:12 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge
a year of smashing big rocks into little ones works for me.

Yep, time to introduce them to the "joys of bustin' rocks" as Clayton Williams once said.

21 posted on 10/17/2013 8:25:18 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ClaytonP

that guy needs a bra, or a different t shirt


22 posted on 10/17/2013 8:28:52 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: ClaytonP
Unlike most FR'ers, I guess I'm not a wacko environmentalist. They knocked over an unassuming, plain-looking rock sitting at ground level. We used to have fun pushing and knocking over big rocks when I was a kid on the trails of Pennsylvania too. It didn't take much effort for them to push it over, and if people are playing on them as they are in the below picture regularly, this is probably not the first one that got knocked around. If there are signs up somewhere saying it's illegal to touch the rocks, then maybe they're guilty of something, but this is far from a crime against humanity in my book.


23 posted on 10/17/2013 8:30:36 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: ClaytonP

They’re Boy Scout leaders. Unreal.

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57012279-78/rock-goblin-valley-formation.html.csp


24 posted on 10/17/2013 8:30:49 PM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: ClaytonP
While not exactly the same thing, this puts me in mind of a passage from Robert A. Heinlein's book, "Tramp Royale", which details his around-the-world trip in the 1950's.

He and his wife were in New Zealand, and touring a cave. Their guide was explaining how stalactites and stalagmites formed, and by way of demonstration snapped(!) off a thin stalactite to show them the layers inside.

RAH comments that such an action would have gotten the guide beaten within an inch of his life in Carlsbad Caverns after it was drilled into the guests there how precious and delicate the formations were.

25 posted on 10/17/2013 8:31:26 PM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Raebie

They must be the ‘modernized’ new BS leaders. Real Boy Scouts knew better.


27 posted on 10/17/2013 8:37:57 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: Raebie
They’re Boy Scout leaders. Unreal.

So much for "Leave No Trace".

28 posted on 10/17/2013 8:38:41 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ClaytonP

if those guys are “hikers” than I guess I’m a marathon runner.....


29 posted on 10/17/2013 8:41:32 PM PDT by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: Timber Rattler

I’m sure that they’re now going to have some quality time in the cooler to think about it.

Hey brainless idiots like that might even get “lucky” in prison.


31 posted on 10/17/2013 8:44:32 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Sirius Lee

I think have seen clymer once before somewhere here. What is the meaning?


32 posted on 10/17/2013 8:44:40 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: ClaytonP

A holes!


33 posted on 10/17/2013 8:46:48 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: okie01

great pics. i’ve never heard of this place. what a great sense of humor God has.


34 posted on 10/17/2013 8:47:35 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (i don't believe any court in this country is operating lawfully anyway)
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To: okie01

Beautiful photos of nature’s wonders.


35 posted on 10/17/2013 8:52:42 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: morphing libertarian

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/910614.stm


36 posted on 10/17/2013 8:53:27 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: ClaytonP

I know they aren’t 2 million years old, but it would have been much better if they had pushed each other off a cliff.


38 posted on 10/17/2013 8:57:47 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: dr_lew
From this:


To this:

Takes millions and millions of years.
And the damage those jack asses have done will remain for a thousand or more.

39 posted on 10/17/2013 8:59:01 PM PDT by frankenMonkey (Here's a big "Howdy!" to all the guys at NSA!!!)
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To: ClaytonP

Watching their big fat butts jump in glee over their vandalism was sickening.


40 posted on 10/17/2013 8:59:32 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Sirius Lee

Thanx a moment of real honesty. Lol


41 posted on 10/17/2013 9:02:17 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: To Hell With Poverty

Thanx


42 posted on 10/17/2013 9:02:41 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: hinckley buzzard
These aren't men, they are fat-ass turdblossoms.

Beat me to it! They had hams for heads. So fat their eyes were almost swallowed.

Too bad they left out the part where Glenn says, "Here, hold my beer!"

43 posted on 10/17/2013 9:02:51 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: ClaytonP

Send them on a shuttle to Mars and let them spend the next 70 yrs tumbling as many rocks as they want.


44 posted on 10/17/2013 9:03:08 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: JediJones

I’ve been there. It’s a unique and almost magical place. The photos on the thread really don’t do it justice. I was so in awe, I would never have considered touching them.


45 posted on 10/17/2013 9:03:24 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: Right Wing Assault

And they thought they were being so cool at the time.


46 posted on 10/17/2013 9:04:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cripplecreek

At least I don’t worship rocks or Mother Earth and think people should be locked up for “disrespecting” such idols.


47 posted on 10/17/2013 9:04:07 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: ClaytonP

It looks like those rock formations are 200 million years old, plus or minus 500 million years.

Those boys were lucky the rock did not fall on top of them. Some Boy Scouts will always need adult supervision.


48 posted on 10/17/2013 9:06:42 PM PDT by blackpacific
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To: JediJones
It was not theirs to destroy.
49 posted on 10/17/2013 9:06:47 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: kvanbrunt2
I've been to The Arches National Monument and Capitol Reef National Monument, but I've never been to Goblin Valley, which is in roughly the same neighborhood.

You're right. Goblin Valley is a display of God's humor. The Arches is a park full of graceful sculptures. Capitol Reef is Eden-like -- with beautiful mature, irrigated fruit orchards occupying a narrow valley surrounded by spectacular red rock cliffs.

Seems like there's a new geology lesson around every curve in Utah...

50 posted on 10/17/2013 9:07:05 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
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