So, it’s been (gulp) four years already since I’ve last visited one of Colorado’s most impressive features, the Black Canyon. In fact, I believe it and the Great Sand Dunes are the the two most impressive single features and natural wonders the state has. I can’t think of anything else that comes close. I already have an extensive collection of imagery from the dunes, and my collection from the Black Canyon is rather limited. It’s time to change that!
The first trip back to this place was scheduled last weekend, but I had to shift it to this weekend. I’ll have Monday off. In fact, I’m going to be renting a pair of cross-country skis from REI, which will be the first time this native has even so much as put on a ski! Ideally, I’d like to be able to get some pictures from some of the overlooks beyond the visitor center where the road is closed during the winter. I figure gliding on skis will be a bit faster than walking. We’ll see if I can manage more than a hundred feet. And, since the Grand Canyon trip camping at -30 a couple weeks ago, I won’t even think twice about the traditionally cold Gunnison air. I have really been looking forward to going back. I plan to get there at least four times this year, but hopefully closer to six. We’ll see.