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... br> "Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed….We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in." Wallace Stegner.
I read this quote in the pamphlet they gave us at the park entrance, and nothing could be further from the truth. I could see condos built on the rim of this beautiful place if it weren’t protected. I ...
... are made up of volcanic materials, mostly black in color, and with the erosion of the softer rock the remaining harder rock has been formed into dramatic sculptures. Sunlight reaches the canyon walls only briefly each day, hence the name “Black Canyon. After viewing the film at the visitor’s center we proceeded along the rim road, stopping at many of the overlooks, several requiring short hikes to reach the viewing point at the rim of the ...
... beauty of US National Parks
3. The Great Wall of China
4. Trekking though villages of Northern Thailand
5. The incredible peace of monasteries in Bhutan
... outside Montrose. Holly and I have been to the Canyon twice, and we hiked down from the canyon rim to the river our first time there (Holly still has a scar on her knee for proof). With an afternoon free, I decided to repeat the down and up. The good news is that it's just one mile each way. The bad news is that there's 1,800 feet of elevation in that one mile. So basically straight up and straight down. Fortunately some ...
... mile we gave up and went back. The one having the most fun was Lady who adores the snow! For the other three of us there was too much snow and sinking down to our calves (and tummy on Sam) was no fun.
Back at the trailer it was an afternoon of shopping, laundry and clean up. Tomorrow we head east with the ...
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