Sunday, June 19, 2016

Colorado National Monument

It is hard to believe that it was just last week we were in Colorado National Monument.  This National Park has an unfortunate name.  It sounds like a place you will drive up to and see a plaque on a sculpture of some sort.  But it is actually a huge plateau and canyon--not so large as the Grand Canyon of course--but still mightily grand.

 We spent some time up on the plateau and some down against the rock.

The enormity is hard for the mind to comprehend.  Yet, it is just this magnitude that seems to free my soul.  It's like I feel myself fly in these big open skies.
Focusing on the small details in these landscapes is delightful.  What contrasts!

At the end of the day, we took a back road into Utah, still following the course of the Colorado River.

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