Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP 05/16/16

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BCGNP-101 A gorgeous scene along the way to the park. Dillion's Pinnacle.
1 A gorgeous scene along the way to the park.
Dillion's Pinnacle.
BCGNP-107 Our intrepid travellers have reached park number 3 of the ten to be visited this trip.
2 Our intrepid travellers have reached park number 3 of the ten to be visited this trip.
BCGNP-204 Just inside the park the view is already steep and impressive.
3 Just inside the park the view is already steep and impressive.
BCGNP-110 First encounter of the canyon is scary.
4 First encounter of the canyon is scary.
BCGNP-119 The culprit! Gunnison River Its responsible for the canyon.
5 The culprit! Gunnison River
Its responsible for the canyon.
BCGNP-127 At the chasm view, WAY down there is the deepest part of the canyon, 2250 feet down. Hanhan had to hold the railing when she looked over.
6 At the chasm view, WAY down there is the deepest part of the canyon, 2250 feet down.
Hanhan had to hold the railing when she looked over.
BCGNP-129 This canyon is hidden in all these high mountains. Completely unexpected.
7 This canyon is hidden in all these high mountains.
Completely unexpected.
BCGNP-130 The deset was in full bloom during our visit.
8 The deset was in full bloom during our visit.
BCGNP-135 The painted wall of the canyon, highest cliff in Coloado at 2250 feet. This was caused by molten rock being forced into cracks and crevasses in the extremely...
9 The painted wall of the canyon, highest cliff in Coloado at 2250 feet.
This was caused by molten rock being forced into cracks and crevasses in the extremely hard metamorphic rock.
BCGNP-136 This entire canyon is extermely narrow, in some places only about 20 feet wide.
10 This entire canyon is extermely narrow, in some places only about 20 feet wide.