January-March, 2009

March 28, 2009. The guidebook described this as a neat shortcut to Hallet Peak. Note the water flow in the foreground. Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

March 21, 2009. Descent into Granite Gorge on the Kaibab Trail. Below, you can see the Colorado River, the suspension bridge and a mule-train working its way up. Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

March 14, 2009. Well, postcards have to come from somewhere! Storm Pass Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

March 7, 2009. Chama River Valley with Cerro Pedernal in the background, NM

March 1, 2009. Confluence of the Colorado and Green Rivers, Canyonlands National Park, UT

February 28, 2009. Buckskin Gulch, the world's longest slot canyon, 13 miles with only a single climbout, UT

February 21, 2009. Bryce Canyon in early spring, UT

February 14, 2009. Some days it feels great just to be rattlesnake! East fork of Clear Creek, Grand Canyon, AZ

February 7, 2009. Arroyo in winter, Pino Canyon, Albuquerque, NM

January 31, 2009. View from the office window, Abiquiu, NM

January 24, 2009. Dream Lake and Tyndall Glacier, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

January 17, 2009. Ice over oak leaves, Embudito Canyon, Albuquerque, NM

January 10, 2009. Somewhere on the Colorado River between Kanab Canyon and Deer Creek. We were picking our way through the rocks on the right. My son forgot one of his water bottles a mile back, so I had plenty of time to enjoy this beach.

January 3, 2009. Plaza Blanca at Abiquiu NM, a favorite painting subject for Georgia O'Keefe.