Michael Collier http://knau.org en Smoky Mountain--The Kaiparowits Plateau http://knau.org/post/smoky-mountain-kaiparowits-plateau <p>Don&#39;t try the Kelly Grade in a rainstorm. When this steep stretch of the Smoky Mountain Road is wet, its mud surface is impossibly slick. Stay in granny gear, keep a tight grip on the wheel, and hope that nobody else is coming the other way. There&#39;s no guardrail and that cliff next to your tires drops hundreds of feet straight down.&nbsp; The shale gives way to sandstone when the road straightens out on top of the Kaiparowits Plateau.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 07:40:59 +0000 Michael Collier & Rose Houk 7464 at http://knau.org Smoky Mountain--The Kaiparowits Plateau Land Lines: El Capitan Doesn't Quite Fit the Mold http://knau.org/post/land-lines-el-capitan-doesnt-quite-fit-mold <p><span lang="EN">Every month this fall, KNAU has been taking you to places on the Colorado Plateau.&nbsp;</span><span lang="EN">They may be places you know, they may be places you&#39;ve only heard of. </span><span lang="EN">It&#39;s a series we call Land Lines and today we&#39;re visiting Monument Valley. </span><span lang="EN">People come from all over the world to see this valley, one of the most evocative landscapes in the southwest. </span><span lang="EN">But at least one rock feature doesn&#39;t quite fit the mold of the mesas and buttes. Thu, 15 Dec 2011 09:00:00 +0000 Rose Houk & Michael Collier 5950 at http://knau.org Land Lines: El Capitan Doesn't Quite Fit the Mold