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I am so behind in posting pix and words of my recent trips within the fair state of Colorado. The most recent, seen below, was a body-dirtying but soul cleansing long weekend near Colorado National Monument. Three days of hiking and biking. These photos are from the Monument itself. I was too exhausted and focused on the bike ride in Palisade to snap photos.

Familiar sandstone formation

Familiar sandstone formation

Look boss, see trail!

Look boss, see trail!

Colors of the desert: ashen grey, soft sand, juniper green, and blue-blue sky

Colors of the desert: ashen grey, soft sand, juniper green, and blue-blue sky

Yellow Alive!

Yellow Alive!

Independence Monument

Independence Monument

Book Cliffs in the Background

Book Cliffs in the Background

Looking up in awe at Colorado National Monument

Looking up in awe at Colorado National Monument

Do these sandstone monoliths make me look fat?

Do these sandstone monoliths make me look fat?

Coke Ovens Sandstone

Coke Ovens Sandstone

Solitary, rugges beauty

Solitary, rugged beauty

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