Trip Start Dec 02, 2013
Trip End Dec 15, 2013

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Friday, December 13, 2013

We have been tracking along the Colorado River now for several hundred miles and it is such a different feeling from going through open desert or plains.  The river gives a sense of guidance, security.  It exudes sustenance, bringing to life the areas around its banks.  This river is the primary source of water for the entire Southwest.  It carved out the Grand Canyon and many other canyons along its way and empties out ultimately into the Gulf of Mexico.  Here it winds through this lovely valley that goes on for miles and miles.
I wrote the above paragraph about five hours ago and still we continued along the river for a total of about seven hours, climbing the whole time through gorges and plateaus.  I spotted four bald eagles along the way. That was very cool.  I am a big fan of bald eagles.  The first book I fell in love with as a child was called Vulcan, a story about a bald eagle. One of the ones I saw today was not fully mature and had a black head, but was definitely a bald eagle.
We are now descending into the Denver area.  This also reminds me of driving into Guatemala City.  We emerged from a tunnel and suddenly saw the sea of lights below, the plateau that is Denver, another mile high city.
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Therese on

Love the description of the river. Looks like you are about to enter my old stomping grounds:,Nebraska. Remember to wear red if the Cornhuskers are playing.

ana on

go eagle!

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