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Arches National Park

Arches National Park, a few miles outside of Moab, Utah, is a fascinating place to visit. It is one of a few places in the world that arches form. Double Arch, pictured, is a perfect example of this. In this case, water pooled on top of a cliff and eventually eroded down to the ground, as well as out the two sides, to form this incredible natural structure.

Throughout the national park, arches appear in various forms. Many different arches are in this entry's photo album. The history is very interesting, in a geology sort of way. Long story short, it's a story of weaker rock eroding away to leave behind stronger rock, which phenomenally has resulted in many of these arch formations. It's a fantastic place to visit for sightseeing or recreation - mountain biking, hiking, four-wheeling, etc. Moab is also close to Canyonlands National Park, which is another great natural wonder.

Snowy Chautauqua

On the same photoshoot as Boulder in Winter, we visited Chautauqua Park in the foothills. On sunny days, Boulderites and tourists can be found hiking the many beautiful trails, but with all the snow, there were people snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and sledding (on cafeteria trays) instead.

Chautauqua is a beautiful place to hang out, with a large grassy park on one side of the parking lot and trails into the mountains on the other. Hiking isn't too difficult, and the views are fantastic the whole way.

When we went, the snow was as deep as our knees, and we only spent a little under an hour there because of the heavy snow and how cold and wet we were getting.

Boulder in Winter

Starting Tuesday night, there was a huge snowstorm in Boulder, leaving us with 22.3 inches of powder and two days off of school! I went on a little excursion with a friend of mine and we took pictures along Broadway and the Pearl Street Mall. There weren't a whole lot of people out and about, other than some CU students playing in the snow.

This picture is from the Pearl Street mall, where we saw maybe ten other people in 45 minutes. Still, the snow makes Boulder beautiful and when we actually get this much, it's great to get outside and enjoy it. It was coming down hard the whole time we were out and looking outside now it's still a winter wonderland. I guess it's just a good thing the Rockies didn't make it to the World Series this year with this weather!

Not in Colorado: A Trip to Chicago

I'm going to start out this blog with an entry not from Colorado, just because I really like how my pictures turned out. I went on a college visit to Chicago, Illinois and took these pictures in the suburb of Evanston.

But maybe I should start out with a little about what this site is. All the pictures featured here are taken with a film camera from the 1950s; I guess I'm a bit of a purist in that way. This camera was my grandpa's. He bought it in Korea while stationed there in the Korean War, and used it for many years before passing it on to me. It's a lot of fun to shoot with, and the photos have a genuine film look.

From here on out, we'll be featuring photos and articles from around the state of Colorado - things to do, see, and take pictures of. We try to keep churning out articles, so make sure you come back for the latest!