Garden of the Gods
When I was heading to Colorado to spend some time in Rocky Mountain National Park, several people insisted that I make a stop at Garden of the Gods Park. It's a few hours outside of Denver, so we decided to make the trip.
This park is probably the closest thing to making me feel as if I've landed on another planet. It seems that millions of years ago these sedimentary beds of deep-red, pink and white sandstones were deposited horizontally, were subsequently tilted vertically and faulted into these "fins" by the immense mountain forces caused by the uplift of the Rocky Mountains and the Pikes Peak massif. Sounds quite technical, but the bottom line is that some these massive red rocks are hundreds of feet in height. Created a beautiful and unique landscape.
While we walked around photographing the park, we found several climbers, in full gear, scaling the 250 foot South Gateway Rock with a group of onlookers from below. Watching them struggle and make their way up ever so slowly gave me a new appreciation for keeping my feet planted firmly on the ground below.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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