Thursday, May 26, 2011

Colorado National Monument

We had a chance to get to the Monument - and I hope you enjoy the pictures. This was one of the most beautiful canyons I have ever seen! Altho, some of the edges I looked over made my legs very jiggly!!!




The park is 100 years old as of Tuesday the 24th, and was signed into the National Parks by President Taft. John Otto was the man who discovered the area and was the first park caretaker.

We got to listen to a geologist talk about erosion and the effects of weather on the canyon. Two of the boys got to do a lot of tasks, and do a workbook, and take a LOT of hikes and they became
Junior Rangers
DO. NOT. CROSS. THEM

They have badges and will arrest you On the spot!!!

6 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

What beautiful photos of such a lovely area of the country! And YEA! for your Junior Rangers!!!

Sandra said...

It is a beautiful place. I had an opportunity to visit it in the 70's when we lived in Denver for about a year. I love all of Colorado and would love to live there again.

Congrats to the new Junior Rangers.

Sandra
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Ellen said...

How beautiful!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Louis L'Amour would be proud. Way to go Rangers!

Pattilou said...

Having lived many years across the state border in Arches National Monument country, I must say I loved your pictures. I love the country around that part of the world. We have moved, and I miss it terribly--except for the hot summers.

Junior Rangers are needed to help take care of the country there. Many have misused the land areas thinking they are replaceable--and they are not and do need protection from its biggest foe: MAN!

crossroadsquilts said...

Beautiful area! I miss Colorado and all the incredibly wonderful sights such as this.

You should be proud of those boys!

Bari