Uprooted Magnolia

a winding drive to Glade Park

Posted in Photography, Travel by leahyetter on August 17, 2012

Earlier this summer, I took a trip to Colorado for business and was fortunate enough to have to drive through the Colorado National Monument to get to where I needed to be.
From Wikipedia: Colorado National Monument (locally referred to as The Monument) is a part of the National Park Service near the city of Grand Junction, Colorado. Spectacular canyons cut deep into sandstone and even granite–gneiss–schist rock formations, in some areas. This is an area of desert land high on the Colorado Plateau, with pinion and juniper forests on the plateau.

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Driving the winding Rim Rock Drive at sunrise was magical.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

This was the Serpent Trail. Because I had a limited amount of time, I couldn’t put my backpack on and hike it. But I do look forward to making the trip back to spend more time exploring.

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Canyon Monument runs the width of the park with many different rock formations.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

When the road leveled out, I knew I had reached Glade Park, my final destination. The elevation of Glade Park is approx. 7,000 feet. I went to visit the folks I drove up to see and had a great morning. However, this trip ended up being not about the destination, but all about the journey.

Have a great weekend my friends!