Sunday, December 14, 2014
After spending a rare lazy Saturday at home, I saw there was a little fog hanging around the canyons of the Colorado National Monument this morning and decided to drive up there to take a few photos. I wasn’t able to go very far since the Monument had closed Rim Rock Drive at the Independence Monument Viewpoint, so most of my photos were from that area.
A nice view of Independence Monument, Mushroom Rock, the East Entrance and even Mount Garfield in the distance.
Rim Rock Drive with clearing skies to the west.
A closer look at Independence Monument and the tip of The Island with low clouds behind.
Mushroom Rock is typically difficult to spot from this viewpoint since it blends in with the surround cliffs, but the clouds were in the right place to make it really stand out this morning.
A different view of Independence Monument with Mushroom Rock in the background.
View over the Window Rock Overlook from near the Book Cliffs View.
Historic Trail View on my way back down.