Trail Ridge Road

I heard Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park opened on Wednesday afternoon of the 5th of June. I got up early on the morning of the 6th and drove up to take a look. If you’ve never been there early in the season, it’s worth the trip. Not quite as crowded, and the …

The San Rafael Swell

The San Rafael Swell is an uplifted sedimentary dome in south-central Utah extending approximately 90 miles northeast to southwest across Emery County. The geologically unique landscape of this anticline not only makes it a popular tourist destination as an outdoor playground, but the San Rafael Swell is also a particularly significant area to the history …

High Desert Reverie

One fine morning in late October, I awoke to clouds and fog drifting past my camp site on Hatch Point, Utah. It looked as if the entire Canyon Rims area was swathed in mist. I grabbed a camera and headed for Anticline Overlook, in hopes of catching the mist before it burned away. I wasn’t …

Autumn in the High Country

This Fall was spectacular in Grand County, Colorado. Being in drought, I thought the leaves would just turn brown from the dry weather and heat, but it was colorful and dramatic.   One morning the fog was lingering as I took a walk along a ridge in Granby Ranch. The views were wonderful, I especially …

The Border Ranges

    The mountain ranges along the Colorado-Wyoming Border are not only beautiful and solitary, they’re close to my home. I’ve visited them many times over the years, and after a trip there in August, have put together a gallery for you.     The Park Range is in Colorado, with the Sierra Madre and …

Castles of Ireland

  I was lucky to tour Ireland for the third time this spring, and saw more of its castles and ruins. I had a wonderful guide, whose driving skills and patience gave me a first hand look at some of these fine ruins.   The first one was a short hike from my host’s home, …

Berthoud Pass

Photoblog of Berthoud Pass, Colorado by nostalgiawest

Night of the Lenticulars

  The warm weather in November prompted me to have another camp fire before winter set in. I went up to Lake Granby, and took my camera along. I had the idea to take a time exposure of three of me doing a little dance, just for the fun of it. I happened to luck …