We have a Winner!
Congratulations to Brenda Phelps! My Facebook friend, who correctly guessed that the photos posted in last week’s contest were taken along the Dinosaur Diamond.
These two photos were taken along the road just before and just after Douglas Pass (along the extreme western edge of Colorado). This byway is actually a full loop encompassing parts of Utah as well as Colorado.
Photo 43: My daughter joined me on this overnight trip. When I drove the pass, we came upon the Kokopeli ruins on the north side (Canyon Pintado Petroglyphs). Because of the government shut-down during October of 2013, there were signs up on gates that warned visitors they could not pass. Unfortunately, I don’t think the government should be worrying about only visitors when it comes to these ruins. The steps and short walkways that lead to a closer viewing of the art work are in dire need of attention. The signs that stand there to explain the ruins are washed out by years of bright sun washing away the stories that accompany the ruins. Despite lack of information, my daughter and I took our time viewing each site along the byway.
Photo 44: This photo was taken along highway 139 before reaching the hills and canyon that take you to Douglas Pass. And yes…I was standing smack dab in the middle of that road. It was early and not many people were out and about…plus this is a pretty barren part of Colorado. Still…the colors we saw that morning were quite spectacular.