I had to take a brief hiatus in blogging thanks to a wonky internet connection the last 3 days of the trip, so I hope I remember things well enough to report the remainder of our outings.
After leaving Ouray, we headed to the Gunnison area and on the way we stopped to explore the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Back when I first visited this lovely place, it was a National Monument, but it has since been promoted to a full-fledged National Park.
Mother insisted I visit Black Canyon on my first visit to Colorado and I've never failed to stop by for at least a few of the highlights on every trip. It's funny, I've seen the Grand Canyon in person and I've not really had any desire to return for a second visit, but I try not to miss Black Canyon.
|First overlook inside Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park|
|The Gunnison River cuts through the canyon way, way down there.|
|David and a little bit of Karen at the Cross Fissures Overlook|
|David (right) and Karen (down front) listen to the Ranger talk about giant sagebrush.|
|The View from Cedar Point|
|A slight recreating of a photo from the first trip to Black Canyon.|
|Standing in front of the Painted Wall.|
|David perched on a rock with a sheer drop on the other side.|
(It wasn't quite as reckless as it looks.)