Imperial Walkers by MikeJonesPhoto on Flickr.
I’ve been searching for this crazy rock formation for three days. FINALLY found it this afternoon. It’s called ‘The Parade’ or ‘Stone Wings’. I’ve seen several photos of it and was determined to find it. After about 12 hours of walking around, and probably about 20 miles of searching, I finally got it.
Two days ago, I found this on Google Earth and wrote down the coordinates, but it turned out that some idiot posted the photo in totally the wrong spot, so I wasn’t even close. Yesterday, found the actual coordinates on several different official maps of the Bisti Badlands. The coordinates all matched, so I assume they had to be correct. So I programmed it into my brand new GPS I just bought last week. I have no idea what the hell is going on. It brought me to completely the wrong spot! After a half hour of following a little arrow, it said “You have arrived”. I looked around and said “Where the hell is it???” So I walked around aimlessly for about three more hours and never found it. Today I made a printout of a satellite photo of the place and put an X on the spot these rocks were supposed to be and just walked around looking at big rock formations and trying to figure out which tiny little blotch on the map each rock might possibly be. I finally found it.
Today I was also searching for a formation called ‘The Flying Turtle”. I programmed that into my GPS. Same shit! It took to some random spot with no interesting rock formations in sight. What the HELL? I walked around for a couple hours trying to find it, but never did.