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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Aloha Everyone,
According to geologist, Wallace Hansen, "Some are longer, some are deeper, some are narrower and a few have walls as steep. But no other canyon in North America combines the depth, narrowness, sheerness and somber countenance of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison."

I believe this statement accurately describes the stunning landscape that mesmerize visitors. J.J. and I went on the South Rim drive and made numerous stops. Looking down into the 2,000 ft drop to see the Gunnison River at a deep chasm made our knees buckle.

The Blue Mesa is Colorado's largest lake where three reservoirs make up the Currecanti National Recreation Area. Crossing another picturesque areas of the state, via US Highway 50 from BCGNP  to Colorado State Highway, 149 to Lake City, I took over 100 plus photos. I need to edit them to a more manageable size.

With the data supplied by Ami at Lake City information center, J.J. and I are comfortably settled at the Elk Creek RV Park. We were given the last of the available sites which is really meant for tent campers. By the time we took showers and answered most of our emails, J.J. and I have no time left to explore this historical place. We must plan a return visit.

Aloha -- Cathi