The cool pictures thread

That’s awesome. Hope it was a great trip.

No! But while not more awesome, hawks and falcons are equally cool.

Same family but vastly underrated, Osprey.

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Saw this at the park today and had to stop to take a quick picture. Not sure what year it is, maybe a '79, but it was in very good condition.

It make me think of LoboMan, from the old board, which made me think about some of the great contests we had with New Mexico. Their basketball program was more competitive many years than football, but we have some great contests with both. Wasn’t it New Mexico that took out Bryan Johnson near the end of our home game against them in 2005, to setup the surprise win against BYU the following week, featuring Brett Ratliff?

And wasn’t New Mexico our only conference basketball loss in 1998?

Damned Lobos :slight_smile:


Saguaro National forest just outside Tucson


Went to Canyonlands last week.


I’m convinced my soul is connected with the Utah deserts. I love Moab, I love the west desert, I love the salt flats, I love central Utah, I love southern Utah and every sage brushed area between.

I can’t explain it. I appreciate all the amazing canyons we have right here and the Uintas as well. But my love is the desert.

It’s been far too long, thanks for sharing the pics of Canyonlands.

That’s a panorama looking east off Notch Peak outside Delta Utah.


My brother pointed out the Hell Camino as we drove past. Not my picture. I’d drive it though, despite my current disgust with its creators.


Interesting. For me it’s the mountains. If I am in a flat area, I feel a little bit agoraphobic without landmarks in the horizon.

Deserts make me think not of Utah but Arizona, where my grandparents migrated for the winters for years and I’d get to occasionally visit. See also cacti.

I’m with you on the deserts. I love alpine scenery and hike/ride my bike all summer in the Wasatch but there’s something about the desert that hits my soul.

Fortunately, Utah deserts have mountains.



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Speaking of that - it took me a full year of living in Texas to get accustomed to not having mountains and keeping track of directions without them. I was constantly turned around. And it also weirdly felt like it was a smoggy day or something, like the mountains were just concealed off in the distance.

Finally your brain gets trained to keep track of your turns subconsciously and you can navigate around. Also, nobody gives directions that involve, “Head north until you see a road then turn west…” It is “Go down this street until you see a big tree, then turn left and go that way for a piece…”


I spent a decade regularly traveling to South Florida for work, and invested the better part of a year retrying my brain to manage directions without the mountains.