Monday, April 28, 2014

Goblin Valley - A Playground for all Ages

  A magical place every child and adult will want to visit and stay and play awhile.

 Goblin Sentries standing guard

Each formation
         a unique vision


Earlier this year a Bozo who had brought a Boy Scout group to Goblin Valley State Park in Utah toppled a Goblin while his co-leader filmed the miss-adventure and posted it on YouTube.

See the video of the toppling of the Goblin.

Utah State Parks director Fred Hayes, has said that the sandstone formations have stood there since the Jurassic era, some 165 million years.

Part of a sign present in the park

Glenn Taylor, 45, was charged with one count of felony criminal mischief and David Hall, 42, was charged with one count of felony aiding and assisting in criminal mischief.

A Sentencing agreement was reached.

Read more information about the sentencing.


They will be required to pay an amount yet to be determined, which the state will use to erect warning signs throughout the park, officials said.

Each man must pay a $925 court fee and both have agreed to split a $1,500 investigative cost — for the engineers that assessed the damage caused to the hoodoo Taylor knocked over — and restitution, which will be determined sometime in the next 30 days.

The men, who were at the state park with the Boy Scouts of America, were removed from their Scout leadership positions.

 Unfortunately blowing sand and wind aren't the only agents of erosion present in the desert.


  1. That is such a beautiful area - I love the rock formations. I thought they were called Hoodoos? I remember the video on the news of the the two men - how stupid can you get - filming the huge rock toppling over and laughing. Such a bad example to set for their scouts. I'm really glad they were caught and are paying for it. :)

  2. They are not paying nearly enough in my humble opinion. think of the example they presented to the scouts they were responsible for.... jep another example of what is wrong with today's world!