On our way via Air Canada
The great plains... what did they do without irrigation?
Denver by air, in the evening
First view of the mountains
A Harlan's Red-Tail Hawk checks out the tourists
First evening with "Van Morrison"
Accomodations AND a tripod ... how can we go wrong?
James Robb Park on the Colorado River
Our first view of red-ochre cliffs
Western Americans tend to communicate clearly.
Between mountain ranges entering Utah
Not exactly lush pastures...
Are we in a Western movie?
Beautiful metal sculptures welcoming us to...
Green River UT. A quiet town on the river, noted for growing melons!
but where there isn't a river, there is stark beauty
Open highway exit to "Lone Tree (No Services)
This may well be the tree...
Nope! We found another one close by.
I've heard of this place ...
Not what I expected ... but you could go White Water Kayaking here!
Antimony has always been an element without glamour.
Apparently, the mine has been replaced by a Dude Ranch.
They have nice roadside flowers though!
Unfamiliar flies too! (Adejeania vexatrix ... according to Bugguide.net)
Here, they take "Free Range Beef" quite literally!
Kodachrome Park lives up to it's name!
Van Morrison appreciates the view from our site
Early evening hike through the rocks
Red iron oxides and white limestone combine in interesting ways
I had expected Utah to be more conservative with their "natural sculptures". At least they are using limestone as protection!
The glow of sunset lasted a long time
There's a lot to be said for dark skies at 10,000 ft. altitude.
We could seee Andromeda (lower right) even with the glare of the lamp from next door.
The Milky Way was just spectacular