Shafer Canyon and White Rim.

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Several old roads are visible from the top of the mesa called Island in the Sky in Utah’s Canyonlands National Park.  Most are relics from mining and prospecting in the past.  Shafer Canyon Road drops from the top of the Mesa all the way down to the Colorado River.  White Rim Road, connects part way down Shafer Canyon Road.

Shafer Canyon Road, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, September 28, 2011

Shafer Canyon Road, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, September 28, 2011

White Rim Road, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, September 28, 2011 - 2

We haven’t taken any of the unpaved roads in the Island in the Sky part of the park as high clearance vehicles are recommended.

Three from the Road – no. 3

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Louisiana–in Missouri.

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We visited Louisiana, Missouri, in June 2007, while staying in a campground nearby.  We discovered a number of interesting murals there.

Louisiana, Missouri, June 8, 2007 - 1

Louisiana, Missouri, June 8, 2007 - 4

Comparing a modern day image from Georgia Street with a mural depicting the same street from the early 20th century, you can identify some buildings that still exist.

Louisiana, Missouri, June 8, 2007 - 3

In the image below, I blended the two photos above, juxtaposing the now with the then.

Louisiana, Missouri, June 8, 2007 - 2

Three from the Road – no. 2 (with an extra)

Places that we’ve visited.

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Foggy Day.

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Lake Dardanelle State Park, Arkansas, January 3, 2007 - 1

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Arkansas, January 3, 2007 - 2

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Arkansas, January 3, 2007 -3

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Arkansas, January 3, 2007.

Three from the Road – no. 1

Three from the Road is my newest series of images from places we’ve visited.  I have a large number of digital images preselected for sharing.  One image will be randomly selected – or, in some cases, semi-randomly – and then two other related images will be selected.

In some instances, it may make sense because of the number of photos available or because of the subject of the images to use more or less than three images.  These will still be part of the series, but will be annotated by , for example, plus two or minus one, to delineate that it’s still the same series, just modified.

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Market Color..

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Dane County Farmer's market on the Square, Madison WI, September 15, 2012

Dane County Farmer’s market on the Square, Madison Wisconsin, September 15, 2012.

The Dane County Farmers’ Market is the largest producer-only farmers’ market in the U.S. All items are produced locally by the vendor behind the table. No resale is allowed.

Dane County Farmers Market

Madison, Wisconsin links:


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Sandhills.

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Sandhills; Lincoln County, Nebraska, August 17, 2007

Lincoln County, Nebraska, August 17, 2007

“The Nebraska Sandhills are the largest area of sand dunes in the western hemisphere. Over 50,000 square kilometers, or close to 20,000 square miles in extent (not counting some outliers), the Sandhills are fragile grasslands that are wild, sparsely settled, desolate, and beautiful in unexpected ways.”

Lincoln City Libraries

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Rocky Mountain Trail.

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Nymph and Dream Lakes hike, Rocky Mountain National Park, Sept. 15, 2011

Nymph and Dream Lakes hike, Rocky Mountain National Park,
Sept 15, 2011

This was the second time we had hiked the Nymph, Dream & Emerald Lakes trail.  It had snowed at the highest elevations overnight and, with inclement weather threatening, we had spent the morning in Estes Park, hoping we could get out on the trails later in the day.

   The trail is well maintained and the climb is mostly modest and relatively steady on the way in from the parking lot at Bear Lake, though there there are a few sections that are a bit more steep.  It was cool and partly sunny, but we had our rain gear along, just in case.

Nymph Lake, about a half a mile from the trailhead and 230 feet higher in elevation (9,705 ft.),  is a pretty little lake with an abundance of pond lilies and great views of Hallet Peak (12,713 ft.) and Longs Peak (14,259 ft.).  Dream Lake (9,912 ft.), a beautiful subalpine lake, is 1.1 miles from the trailhead.

With our late start and deteriorating weather conditions, after reaching the far end of Dream Lake, we decided to turn back instead of continuing on to Emerald Lake (10,090 ft.)

Rocky Mountain National Park area links:

Rocky Mountain National Park
Estes Park
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Sunset over Canton Lake.

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Sandy Cove, Canton Lake, Oklahoma, September 5, 2011

Sandy Cove, Canton Lake, Oklahoma, September 5, 2011

From Wikipedia:

Canton Lake is a lake in Blaine and Dewey counties in Oklahoma, near Longdale and Canton. Its main source of water is the North Canadian River. It’s about an hour away from Enid.

Canton Dam was a 1948 project of the Southwestern Division of the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The earthen structure is 68 feet high and 15,140 feet long at its crest, with a maximum storage capacity of 383,000 acre-feet. Both dam and lake are owned and operated by the Corps of Engineers.[1]

The lake is home to several species of fish including largemouth bass, white bass, channel catfish, crappie and walleye. Canton has become the primary source of walleye eggs for incubation and stocking of other state lakes. Since 1968, community leaders and local merchants have promoted an annual Walleye Rodeo. The four-day event offers visitors the chance to win cash and other prizes that total over $30,000.[2]

Facilities at the lake include boat ramps, picnic areas, RV and tent campsites, drinking water, group shelters, restrooms, showers, a swimming beach, concession services and a nature trail.

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Bawdy Mural.

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Old Colorado City, September 10, 2011

Old Colorado City, Colorado, September 10, 2011

Old Colorado City, Colorado, September 10, 2011.

Old Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs.

Manitou Springs and Old Colorado City are part of the South Central Colorado Urban Area (Wikipedia). Old Colorado City is actually a nationall historic district in the city of Colorado Springs that was incorporated into Colorado Springs in 1917.  Adjacent to each other, both towns were on one of the direct routes to the Pike’s Peak area gold fields.

Manitou Springs is the home of the Pike’s Peak Cog Railway.

Manitou Springs

Old Colorado City


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Sipapu.

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Sipapu Natural Bridge Trail, Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah, Sept 30, 2011

Sipapu Natural Bridge Trail, Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah, September 30, 2011.

Natural Bridges National Monument is a U.S. National Monument located about 50 miles (80 km) northwest of the Four Corners boundary of southeast Utah, in the western United States, at the junction of White Canyon and Armstrong Canyon, part of the Colorado River drainage. It features the second largest natural bridge in the world, carved from the white Permian sandstone of the Cedar Mesa Formation that gives White Canyon its name.

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Bull Elk.

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Along Fall River Road, Rocky Mountains National Park September 12, 2011

Along Fall River Road, Rocky Mountains National Park September 12, 2011.

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