Sunday, September 23, 2012

2012 - April 19th - Unaweep-Tabeguache Byway

Occasionally while working as a reporter, I would be able to head out to shoot a story and not be bounded by time.  This was one of those days.  I was shooting a story that would air on a later date and because of the distance required to travel.  On days like, this I occasionally stop on the roadside to snap a photo.  Below is a collection of those photos taken along Colorado Highway 141, also known as the Unaweep-Tabeguach Byway between Whitewater, Colorado and the Nucla/Naturita, Colorado area, which was my destination. 

"The Palisade" towering over Gateway.

Afternoon convection across the San Miguel Basin toward the San Juan Mountains.

The Dolores River looking upstream from its confluence with the San Miguel.

Confluence of the San Miguel River (foreground) with the Dolores (left to right).

Remnants of the Hanging Flume along the San Miguel River.

Newly restored segment of the Hanging Flume.

Check out my recent blog post on the Hanging Flume restoration:

Dolores River overlook.

Fading light touches the wingate sandstone cliffs above the Dolores River, south of Gateway.

The gates of Maverick Canyon along the Dolores River.

And a few more shots from the Unaweep Canyon before the light faded...

It's really hard to not see something beautiful in this country.  Always bring your camera!


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