Monthly Archives: March 2011

Colorado National Monument Panoramas

Here are two HDR panoramas made at different lookout points over Monument Valley in Colorado Nat’l Monument near Grand Junction. Looking north to Independence Monument in Colorado National Monument Looking southeast across Monument Valley near Grand Junction, CO

UT-CO State Line

Leaving Utah, we headed into Colorado to camp at Colorado National Monument and then pick Heidi up in Grand Junction. I’ve always been a fan of Colorado’s unique state line markers, but this one had suffered quite a bit of vandalism.

Canyonlands Needles District Panoramas

Two panoramic composites I created from photos taken in the remote Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. The first pano was taken near “Elephant Hill” seen on the right. Click the images to launch a new window with larger versions of the panoramas. “Elephant Hill” […]

Cave Spring Camp, Canyonlands, UT

In the late 1800s, the most important industry in the Western United States was the cattle and sheep business. Ranchers would roam the countryside looking for pastures where their livestock to graze. Around 1890, they began bringing their herds into Canyonlands National Park (though it […]

Hiking Canyonlands’ Needles District

The last park we visited in Utah was Canyonlands National Park (recently made famous by the great movie 127 Hours) . This park is HUGE and is split up into three districts: Island in the Sky, The Maze, and The Needles. I had read that […]