August 28, 2013
What a find! I can only imagine what people thought when they uncovered dinosaur bones in the early 1900s in what is now Jensen, Utah. After digging up and shipping complete skeletal remains to various museums, the original National Monument was established in 1915 to preserve the quarry and 80 acres around it. In 1938 the Monument was increased to include more than 210,000 acres.
You can see the actual bones in the quarry building. How wicked is that? After viewing the bones, we took the 24-mile driving tour to see the scenery that included the Green River. This was a photographer’s dream. I have seen colors like this before in mountains, but the Green River added a new dynamic.
We are both feeling better today, but are still feeling some of the altitude effects. We are still at a little over 5,000 ft. We live at 106 ft.
Tomorrow, we go on to Salt Lake City, and will be there for two days. Then it’s four days to home. We are both anxious to be in our home. I have such mixed feelings. I want to see more, but I also want to be home. Making it easier is that we have visited this part of the United States and seen its beauty.
Tonight, I’ll show you the rest of the Rocky Mountain images. I’m not going to write captions since they are all landscape images that are similar yet different. I’ll try to get to the Dinosaur National Monument when we get to Salt Lake City. You know it’s true, the further you go, the behinder you get.
I don’t think we’ll find anything new in Salt Lake City, but it’s been about 33 years since we’ve visited. I’m sure things have changed.