|Posting number US West 4 for September 12, 2017|
Craters, Caves and Cinder Cones
At Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho, the landscape along the 52 mile Great Rift on the Snake River Plain is all of volcanic origin. The most recent eruption was a mere 2000 years ago.
Spatter cone Rope pahoehoe lava
Red Crater Crusty ‘a’a lava
Jim shows his muscle Lava tube
Reflecting cinder Lava bomb
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Many years ago we skied at both Brighton and Solitude ski areas in Big Cottonwood Canyon and Alta ski area in Little Cottonwood Canyon east of Salt Lake City.
Overnight at Spruces Moose in the Meadow
Crops in the Desert Lizard Petroglyph in Desert Vanish
Broken femur like Jim's Large head sharp teeth
Red Rock Canyons
Colorado National Monument preserves one of the grand landscapes of the American West. Towering monoliths exist within a vast plateau and canyon panorama. Here we experienced sheer-walled, red rock canyons along the many twists and turns of Rim Rock Drive.
Coke Oven Rocks Canyon trail far below
Ski Country Colorado
We are now in Frisco, Colorado enjoying the mountains near Copper Mountain, where we skied for so many years.
Aspens at Copper Mountain Last Blooms
Among the Aspens Orange splendor
Mexican Train DominoesWhat is it? A game of skill and luck played by our friends Pat and Dick Gritman and designed each evening to challenge and frustrate Carolyn and Jim. The object of the game is for a player to play all the dominoes from his or her hand onto one or more chains, or "trains", emanating from a central hub or "station". For more details see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_Train
Mexican Train dominoes board
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