Week of Thanks – Green and Yampa Valleys

A few years back I had the opportunity to work at Dinosaur National Monument in Utah and Colorado.  For those who don’t know quite where that is that’s alright.  Picture the rectangle shape of Colorado.  Up in the top left corner is a county that has 14000 square miles, and 13000 people.  Yes, it has a population density of less than one person per mile.  This lead to some fantastic photography, like the image of Steamboat Rock below.  It also allowed for a great deal of solitude.  Now, I enjoy occasional solitude, but I found that it is quite easy to have too much solitude.  Living in the country can be good, but cities are important for we people too.   Tomorrow’s blog will be about cities.

Steamboat Rock starkly reflected in the Green River in Colorado. Now a portion of Dinosaur National Monument this rock has seen the Ute and the Fremont, Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch, the Chews and Major Powell all pass by. Powell climbed the rock during one of his voyages along the Green River, despite having lost an arm at the battle of Shiloh.

Want to see this amazing sight in real life? You can find information on Echo Park and the rest of Dinosaur National Monument on their website – www.nps.gov/dino

Interested in buying this photo or others used in the blog? Find them here- http://joshua-house.artistwebsites.com/art/all/blog+images/all

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