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105 - Arizona's White Pocket (PDF with color photos)
Located at 36˚ 57.328 N 111˚53.734 W, the formation called "White Pocket" is about a half-mile long, north to south, and about a quartermile wide, east to west. White Pocket is a unique spot a few miles east of The Wave, and one of those remote locations for which photographers are always searching. Five miles east of the Cottonwood Cove Trailhead on the east side of the South Unit of Coyote Buttes Wilderness area, White Pocket is not easy to reach. No permit is needed to visit White Pocket, but the BLM may change that policy. White Pocket has a hard, thin sandstone crust covering a core of red Navajo sandstone. The light-colored crust is almost completely covered with patterns of narrow cracks, dividing the surface into four-, five-, and six-sided polygons, each slightly raised in the center, like a pillow. In some places, the white crust has been torn open to reveal the underlying red sandstone. Huge mounds rise all over the rolling terrain, resembling the exposed brains of ancient underground creatures
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White Pocket is a unique spot a few miles east of The Wave and one of those remote locations for which photographers are always searching. A hard, thin sandstone crust covers a core of red Navajo sandstone. Toward the center of this landscape are large depressions, the "pockets" for which this area was named.
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