On this blogger site one can click on all pictures except for the header two times each time making them larger which is a feature I like because it gives you the ability to really look very close at all kinds of things not readily seen.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Toga Toga Toga

History doesn't tell us who uttered those words made famous many years later but started here on the Green River. The locals saw boats approaching and they looked like they were in trouble.


They were surrounded by sharks and with the help of the locals made it to shore and safety. It was then those words were heard an lo and behold the visitor and his entourage was John Wesley Powell.


The music began in earnest.


All wore smiles.


The bubbly flowed like the Green River itself.


The dancing girls danced harder and there were more smiles.
 

Legend along the river has it that later on in the evening this fellow and his buddy's showed up and gave the parties a light show in the sky that capped the end of a fine party along the river those so many years ago.


Disclaimer: The only thing that's true is that there is a Green River. Powell did come through here. The pictures and art shown are very close to the river. The rest is pretty much pure rubbish.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

What Curiosity Gets You

The first of April I took this picture along with others on the Colorado River Road. Later looking at the pictures these two places interested me particularly the one on the left as it looked like a natural dam. That's what I did today as the sun came out. For awhile anyway. Went up there and looked.
 There it is. Closer than before
 Even closer.
 It is a natural diversion and possibly over the thousands of years maybe once in awhile it would get plugged up during a gully washer and some would spill over the top. Then again maybe not.
 The other place the second arrow pointed to looks just like it does in the first picture. A small faily flat pasture like area behind a rock escarpment. 

So what did curiosity get me today?  Some times it can be a bunch but not today. That's just fine. It was hard to get to the first place and took a long time. It was still fun and did come away with a couple keepers like this.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Art On A Ledge Too

This was fun to find. I think this video does better than the pictures as the ledge is too narrow to get very far away. There were one set of old foot prints. No many are going to make the effort to get to these and others that I came across let alone look for and find out of the way presents left from the past.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Ones That Got Away For Now

When out hiking it's important to be looking around as in this case where binocs showed


these creatures not seen from a distance. Click on it and look below the red dots.


There was no doubt an attempt was going to be made to get to them. They are along the red line. Got up there and tried from the left and then the right but no banana. Ended up going way around on the right and coming down on the green line.


While traversing in front and below got a bit of a glimpse of a couple of them. Again they are by the red dots.
 

Of course there is a way to get there some better than others. With a keen eye you can find them as in the case here.

Around the corner above and down an easy ledge and back along the green line.


I did not see these on the way down but on the way back. Pretty cool and they look like shark fins to me.


I got down to here and was watching my footing when I stopped and looked up and saw two of the most pristine figures ever. They were just off my left shoulder. All the others were farther along.


I could not go further as it appeared to be fairly treacherous and a misstep would mean you're not maybe going to die but you're not getting anywhere without help and there is no help for miles.


Looking at the pictures as here I see a bad choice was made on where to try and get down to the ledge. It looks like one can get down where the green line points easier. These things will be had and I want to see the rest of these creatures badly. I may very well go back again on Friday and look for more as well. The weather is still crappy here. Have a good one and thanks for stopping.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

No Be Nameless Any More

Last year while hiking to explore these different rock formations came across this. It looked like two birds with their beaks together. I thought about giving it a name then but that seemed a bit strange. I was unable the first time to view this from the ground below which is one of the things I wanted to do last weekend and did.






 



The formation on the right changes a bit from below but the one on the left still looks like a bird.




On the way back to the car a Dinosaur Park ranger stopped and chatted with me and asked if I'd been to the arch. I asked him if it had a name and he said no.

Because it takes a lot more effort to see this from the bottom and it looks more like two birds kissing from the top and the fact it does not have a name it does now.

The name I've given it is "The Kissing Birds Arch",

Why not!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Love The Signs

5/9/11 There is an update with the last picture.

I do enjoy the old signs along the roadside and in this case it's mostly hotel old and new. Cannot help but to think of the times gone buy and all the stories that could be told. This first one is in Thompson,UT just west of Grand Junction. There might be a couple people living here. Click on the picture to make it bigger and again to make it huge.





This is in beautiful down town Maybell,Co.

I'm unable to separate the two pictures above but the "Lazy X"  motel is in Vernal,UT and I'm  glad to have come across the "Four Winds" which is somewhere in the Four Corners area. The Sweetwater resort is off the Colorado River Road almost in the Flattops Wilderness area. The last picture is not from here and a friends photo from Costa Rica. It's a great picture and it's got plenty signs and a volcano.

Teresa left a comment and she also sent me her picture of the "Four Winds". I'm told it is just outside Durango on the way to Cortez. Thank you for that. Here it is.
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