No Thoroughfare Trail 2014

Early June 2014, my annual visit is only 2 weeks earlier than the past few years, but the difference in the desert is incredible. The desert is in bloom - everywhere. This collection is a trail in the late morning in the Colorado National Monument.

I also went on two hikes in the park during this trip. See the Colorado National Monument Sunset and Echo Canyon Trail galleries. One of the reasons the region is so attractive is the diversity, There is also two additional galleries including Grand Mesa and Crag Crest Trail. Hiking in the desert one day and through snow drifts over 11,000 feet the next.