Wojciech Dabrowski
  • Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah

Dead Horse Point State Park is perhaps Utah’s most spectacular state park. Dead Horse Point is a promontory of stone surrounded by steep cliffs near Moab, Utah. The overlook at Dead Horse Point is 6,000 feet above sea level. Two thousand feet below, the Colorado River winds its way from the continental divide in Colorado to the Gulf of California, a distance of 1,400 miles.
Before the turn of the century, mustang herds ran wild on the mesas near Dead Horse Point. The unique promontory provided a natural corral into which the horses were driven by cowboys. The only escape was through a narrow, 30-yard neck of land controlled by fencing. Mustangs were then roped and broken, with the better ones being kept for personal use or sold to eastern markets. Unwanted culls of “broomtails” were left behind to find their way off the Point.  According to one legend, a band of broomtails was left corralled on the Point. The gate was supposedly left open so the horses could return to the open range. For some unknown reason, the mustangs remained on the Point. There they died of thirst within sight of the Colorado River, 2,000 feet below.
  • Maroon Bells from a distance, Colorado
  • Mesa Arch Sunrise - Canyonlands National Park, Utah

The Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park, Utah is one of the top attractions, loved by photographers during the early morning hours and sunrise. During this time the underside of the arch is illuminated by the low sun and one can see the deep canyons of the Canyonlands National Park through the illuminated arch.
  • Summer Wildflowers and Aspens on Kebler Pass, Colorado
  • Sleeping Giant - Mount WIlson view located southwest of Telluride, Colorado

Mount Wilson is a fourteen thousand foot peak in the Lizard Head Wilderness. It is the highest peak in the San Miguel Range of the San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado. 
The peak was named for A. D. Wilson, a topographer with the Hayden Survey. He was in the first ascent party, which climbed the peak on September 13, 1874, via the south ridge (a difficult route, not often climbed today).
  • Aspen Trees on Kebler Pass, Colorado

The Colorado blue spruce is the state tree, but it is the quaking aspen that is the best known and most easily recognized tree in Colorado. The “gold rush” occurs every fall as millions of people are lured to the high country to view the beautiful colors of changing aspen.
This member of the poplar family, which grows at elevations ranging from about 6,000 feet to almost 11,500 feet, can be found in all of Colorado’s national forests — but nowhere in Colorado can one see as many acres of aspen as on the drive over Kebler Pass.  The color change in the high country starts in the middle of September and lasts into October, depending on temperatures and weather conditions. On a clear, cool September day, the combination of blue-gray and pure white of snow-capped peaks, yellow to red-colored aspen, and rich blue skies can easily cause a sensory overload.
  • Misty Newton Rocks near Narragansett, Rhode Island
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