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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Colorado National Monument and Glenwood Springs

Today we drove out to Grand Junction and the Colorado National Monument.





We returned via I-70, following the Colorado River east



and enjoyed an evening soak in Glenwood Hot Springs.




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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

North on Route 133 in Colorado


North on Route 133 in Colorado



Quaking Aspen, Douglas Fir, Snowy Mountains, Colorado
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Mountain Stream in the McClure Pass, Colorado



Mountain Stream in the McClure Pass, Colorado, below Glenwood Springs

Driving along the Million Dollar Highway

A short video clip of the drive along the Million Dollar Highway between Silverton and Ouray, Colorado. Those were some sheer drop-offs, which were for the most part, lacking in guard rails.


Black Canyon of the Gunnison


Driving north from Durango to Black Canyon of the Gunison, Colorado

The road to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison went through desert land like this.

Then suddenly the earth just seemed to split open to reveal an entirely different world 2000 feet below the desert surface:



First view of the canyon


Canyon side


See the Gunnison River down there?



Gunnison River from 2000 feet up. Empire State Building would reach about half way up the canyon.



Bird's Eye View of the river. Very knee-wobbling shot.


After a 5-mile, 16% grade descent down the canyon side, here is the Gunnison River at ground level.


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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Friday, October 01, 2010