Colorado-Arkansas Jan 19-20, 2013

Had to deal with clear skies this weekend, so I headed for the Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction to take advantage of the great conditions for shallow fog in the valley. I took some pics from the canyon rim Saturday night, then played the road up the canyon for the morning sunrise. Took some pics of the semi-frozen Arkansas River on my way back home. A nice, cold, winter weekend!
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Colorado Night

Canyon lit by the moon. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Orion

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Colorad-Oh!

Sunrise from the Independence Monument Lookout. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Sea of Fog

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Oh, Colorado II

Fog spreads across the valley floor. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Oh, Colorado!

Layers of fog, canyon and distant mountains. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Big Country

Sunrise from Colorado National Monument. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Into the Atmosphere I

Layers of fog as the sun rises over he Monument. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Into the Atmosphere II

Road up Colorado National Monument, as fog swirls at sunrise. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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The Apparition

Fog rises from the valley floor. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Into the Atmosphere III

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10 Degrees

Animal Tracks and hoar frost covered trees as morning fog burns off at the base of Colorado National Monument. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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10 Degrees in Black and White

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Out of the Mist

Fog burns off at the base of Colorado National Monument. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Cold Arkansas I

Ice and water on the Colorado River, reflecting the canyon walls. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Cold Arkansas

Red canyon walls reflect in the frozen Arkansas River in late afternoon light. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Cold Arkansas II

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Cold Arkansas IV

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Cold Arkansas V

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Icy Flow

Rapids in the freezing Arkansas River, Fremont County, Colorado. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Icy Flow II