This picture of Mt. Garfield was taken from the vantage point of The Colorado National Monument. These two iconic geographic sites are located across the valley from each other, with the towns of Grand Junction and Palisade between them. Mt. Garfield, which marks the highest point in The Bookcliffs range, rises to a height of just slightly over 6,700 feet, and the Colorado National Monument is also at about that same elevation, but more to the south and west of town. The towns of Palisade, and Grand Junction lie between them in what is called “The Grand Valley.” The Colorado River flows through this valley and, in fact, created it over many millennia.
John set the alarm for 3:30am. Of course, that means that my body wakes me up at 3:15am. To some people this may seem strange, but it’s normal for me. So, I awoke at 3:15am and dressed for my sunrise photo shoot at Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park in Utah.
We arrived during the last few days of February, and most places around there were closed for the winter season. I suppose the people who live around there were on vacation elsewhere. ..