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April 12, 2017
  • Updated several videos on the Videos Page.  Enjoy.

    Video #38 - Valley of Fire State Park, NV.
    Video #30 - Arches National Park, UT.
    Video #20 - Shiprock, New Mexico.
    Video #18 - Little Wild Horse Canyon.
    Video #17 - Petrified Forest National Park, AZ.
    Video # 9 - Betakin Ruins, Navajo National Monument AZ.
    Video # 8 - Yant Flat, Utah.
    Video # 7 - Havasui Falls, Arizona.
    Video # 6 - Mesa Arch, Canylands National Park, UT.
    Video #5 - Canyonlands National Park, UT.
    Video #4 - Maze District, Canyonlands National Park, UT.
    Video #3 - South Kaibab to Bright Angel Trail - Grand Canyon National Park, AZ.
    Video #2 - Bryce Canyon National Park, UT.

December 26, 2016
  • Added two new links in the Colorado Plateau section of the Links Page.

  • The Hayduke Trail.  This is a new 800 plus mile Trail within the Colorado Plateau that starts in Arches National Park, traverses generally south southwest to the Grand Canyon National Park and finishes northwest in Zion National Park. The trail is more a backcountry route than a trail - it is not marked and is seriously tough.

  • Carrot Quinn.  Carrot has completed the PCT twice and the CDT.  She completed The Hayduke Trail in May of this year.  She writes a blog along the way, publishing when possible.  Carrot is not afraid to share and has a very entertaining writing style.  Highly recommend her Hayduke Trail 2016 blog/trip report.

November 18, 2016
July 13, 2016
June 9, 2016
  • Added three trip reports to the Trip Reports page.
    Trip to Colorado and New Mexico in October 2015.
    Trip to Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refug & Arabia Steamboat Museum in Kansas City area in March 2015.
    Trip to Moab, Utah and Arches National Park in November 2014.
    Will add photos soon.
June 3, 2016
  • Updated and added several Web Cams to the Web Cams Page. The National Parks Service has updated all of its web pages and revised the links to many Web Cams. We updated the links and added (7) new web cams in the "Colorado Plateau" section of the web page. We removed the "High Uintas Wilderness" webcam because the Ashley National Forest is no longer providing this web cam to the public although the NF web site indicates that it is still operational.
    A view to "Grizzly Ridge" in Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP.
    A view from the "Entrance Station" in Arches NP.
    A view from "Saddlerock Visitor Center" in The Colorado National Monument.
    A view to"Spruce Tree House" in Mesa Verde NP.
    A view from "Hite Overlook" in Glen Canyon NRA.
    A view from "Paria Overlook"in Glen Canyon NRA.
    A view to"Inscription Rock"in El Morro NM, New Mexico.
October 9, 2015
March 13, 2015
December 19, 2014
September 13, 2014
  • Added two new links in the Colorado Plateau section of the Links Page
  • Travels with the Blonde Coyote - A very active site in Wordpress format with great photos and trip reports.  Based out of New Mexico, traveling the country, living on the road from a teardrop trailer - as cool as it gets.
  • ADVENTR.CO - Another very active site in Wordpress format with more great photos and trip reports.  Based out of Grand Junction, Colorado and primarily focused on Colorado but including a lot of great material on the Colorado Plateau.
August 21, 2014
June 25, 2014
June 12, 2014
  • Performed more maintenance on the site. All links to photo galleries in the trip reports are in the new format developed in 2013. There are 735 photo galleries linked from the trip reports. Approximately, one third were revised last year. It only took 24 plus more hours to finish the update. This is an example of how all appear.
June 3, 2014
May 26, 2014
February 1, 2014
December 14, 2013
  • Added a new link to the Colorado Plateau section of the Links Page titled Wilderness, UT  This is a newer site devoted to exploring and documenting the natural wonder that is the great state Utah
  • Corrected a few intra-site links at the bottom of the mileage tables: on the Denver Mileage Page.
May 19, 2013
May 12, 2013
  • Added two Mileage Pages: Grand Junction, and Durango.  Grand Junction provides distance and time to Durango, CO.  Durango provides distance and time to Keyanta, AZ, Walsenburg, CO and Grand Junction, CO.
  • Added three routes to the Denver Mileage Page.
  • Revised the format of the bottom navigation for all of the mileage pages.
  • Added two items to the Colorado Plateau FAQ Page - "What is The Grand Staircase" & "What is The Laramide Orogeny".
April 24, 2013
April 3, 2013
March 31, 2013
  • Added a couple of paragraphs of commentary on the 10 year anniversary of this sites presence on the Internet to the About the Site page.  We include a preview of the 2014 EXPLORING THE COLORADO PLATEAU Calendar Cover in the commentary.  We also revised the About the Site page format to preview changes that we will make to all of the main pages on the site.
March 14, 2013
March 13, 2013
February 26, 2013
February 24, 2013
  • Added Photo Gallery Forty-Four to the Photo Galleries Page. The gallery contains 30 images one of which is panoramic.  The photos in this gallery are taken from the entry point of The Joint Trail through the exit point.
February 21, 2013
  • Added Photo Gallery Forty-Three to the Photo Galleries Page. The gallery contains 51 images six of which are panoramic. The photos in this gallery were taken from along the 5 mile hike from the trailhead of the Chessler Park Trail to the entry point of The Joint Trail and the 2 mile return back across Chessler Park.
December 18, 2012
  • Revised the code and format of (192) separate linked pages and (781) images on the Trip Reports Outlines from 2009 and back.  All linked pages on the Trip Reports now have the same format and appearance as the photo galleries and are much improved.  All code on this site now meets the W3C DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional code format.
December 1, 2012
November 28, 2012
November 24, 2012
November 17, 2012
  • Added 190 plus images to the May 2012 Trip Report to the San Rafael Swell, Capitol Reef National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Cedar Breaks National Monument and Zion National Park, all in Utah.
October 4, 2012
September 10, 2012
September 4, 2012
August 24, 2012
August 19, 2012
July 4, 2012
  • Time flys - Have not posted to the site in a few months. Took a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park in October of 2011, a trip to northern New Mexico, northeastern Arizona and southwest Utah in November of 2011 and a trip to Hanksville, Utah, Capitol Reef National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Cedar Breaks National Monument and Zion National Park in May of 2012. We did the Subway - top to bottom - from Russell Gulch thru the Subway and out the Left Fork of North Creek at Zion National Park. Will post trip reports and images soon.
September 20, 2011
  • Added a link to six Web Cams documenting the removal of the Glines Canyon and Elwha Dams from the Elwha River system to the Web Cams Page. The Elwha River restoration on the Olympic Penninsula in Washington State is the largest dam removal project to date in the United States and the World. This dam removal effort, beginning in 1992, is a testament to the perseverance of the Klallam People and The Olympic National Park in the restoration of the Elwha River.  If you want to understand the issue of Dams in this country read the authoritive history of dam buiding in the United States "Cadillac Desert" by Marc Rieser. You will never think of dams in the same way.
September 9,2011
  • Added the option to view Photo Gallery Forty, Photo Gallery Forty-one and Gallery One in Photo Gallery Forty-two as a slideshow.  The link to the slideshow is located between the Photo Gallery title and top of the first image. The slideshow is full screen and autrotates.  If a thumbnail image is selected it will be displayed full sceen and the rotation will stop. To restart the rotation "refresh" the screen - the rotation will restart from the beginning.  If the slideshow fails to start or is not highlighting the first  thumbnail simply refresh the screen to restart.  To return to the Photo Gallery close the slideshow browser tab, select the Photo Gallery browser tab or select the browser return arrow.  Will add this option to all of the latter Photo Galleries as soon as possible.
September 6, 2011
  • Added the option to view Photo Gallery Thirty-nine as a "slideshow".  The link to the slideshow is located between the Photo Gallery title and top of the first image. The slideshow is full screen and autrotates.  If a thumbnail image is selected it will be displayed full sceen and the rotation will stop. To restart the rotation "refresh" the screen - the rotation will restart from the beginning.  To return to the Photo Gallery close the slideshow browser tab, select the Photo Gallery browser tab or select the browser return arrow.  Will add this option to all of the later Photo Galleries as soon as possible.
August 29, 2011
August 26, 2011
  • Added the 2012 Calendar Cover and Back Cover to the Calendar Page.
  • The 2012 calendar cover image was taken looking north in Chessler Park from near the Joint Trial to the
    middle section of Cedar Mesa Sandstone spires in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park.
August 25, 2011
  • Added Photo Gallery Forty-two. Photo Gallery Forty-two will be a photo gallery within the main Photo Gallery.  The intent is to provide a locaton for miscellaneous photos that do not necessarily relate to the West or The Colorado Plateau.  The first photo gallery within 42 is of the Armour Meatpacking Plant Ruins in East St. Louis , Illinois.  This is a large 70 plus images gallery including images taken in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
  •  (Will add additional Photo Galleries to 42 as soon as possible.)
February 28, 2011
  • Added Trip Report Outline for November 2010 Trip to the Needles Distric of Canyonlands National Park.
  •  (Will add additional  images as soon as possible.)
September 23, 2010
September 20, 2010
  • Revised El Camino del Ray to a longer and High Def version of this wild little traverse.
September 17, 2010
  • Upgraded several hyperlinks in the Federal Recreation Areas section.
September 14, 2010
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  • The 2011 Calendar is printed and available for purchase.   We have added a "Buy Now" button
    on the Home Page and the Calendar Page developed by Paypal.   The button provides safe
    access to a shopping cart for purchase of the calendar via Master Card, Visa, Discover, American Express, Bank Debit Cards and Paypal.   The Calendar is $12.95 & shipping is free in the USA.
  • Added a Buy Calendar Page to the site. This page provides a "Buy Now" button along with images of the Front Cover, Back Cover, February, July and August images and date blocks. The "Buy Calendar" page will be added to the Navigation Bar.
July 13, 2010
July 8, 2010
  • Added a Videos Page to the site and adjusted the Navigation bar.  There are twenty-five videos on the page.  The Southern Utah Vacation video in the list actually contains four videos and is hightly recommended.
July 3, 2010
June 26, 2010
June 21, 2010
June 19, 2010
June 3, 2010
May 28, 2010
May 15, 2010
May 12, 2010
  • Revised the appearance of the About the Site Page Rebuilt the page links and navigation bars.
    Used CSS code to provide the HTML framework for the updates.
May 10, 2010
  • Revised the appearance of the Mileage Page including the Denver, Glenwood Springs & Moab pages.
    Rebuilt the page links and navigation bars and corrected errors in the tables.
    Used CSS code to provide the HTML framework for the updates.
April 17, 2010
  • Revised the appearance of the Web Cams Page. Rebuilt the page links and navigation bars.
    Used CSS code to provide the HTML framework for the updates.
December 27, 2009
  • Revised the appearance of the Links Page and the What's New Page. Rebuilt the page links and navigation bars. 
    Used CSS code to provide the HTML framework for the updates.
December 23, 2009
  • Revised the appearance of the Trip Reports Page. Rebuilt the page links and navigation bars.
    Used CSS code to provide the HTML framework for the updates.
December 18, 2009
  • Revised the appearance of the Calendar Page and the Photo Galleries Page. Rebuilt the page links and navigation bars.
    Used CSS code to provide the HTML framework for the updates.
December 16, 2009
  • Revised the appearance of the Home Page. Rebuilt the page links and navigation bars.
    Used CSS code to provide the HTML framework for the updates.
December 6, 2009
December 3, 2009
December 2, 2009
November 11, 2009
  • Added the I-80 Corridor westbound from it's intersection with I-25 in Cheyenne, WY to Salt Lake City, UT
    were it meets I-15 to the Mileage Page.
November 10, 2009
  • Added the I-15 Corridor southbound from it's intersection with I-70 to Las Vegas, NV and
    on to Barstow, CA were it meets I-40.
  • Added the I-15 Corridor northbound from it's intersection with I-70 to Salt Lake City, UT where it meets I-80 and
    on to Butte, Montana where it meets I-90.
  • Added the I-17 Corridor northbound from it's intersection with I-10 in Phoenix, AZ to Flagstaff, AZ where it meets I-40.
  • Added additional stop points on the entire length of the I-70 Corridor.
  • Added additional stop points on the entire length of the I-44/40 Corridor.
    (all to the Mileage Page.)
November 3, 2009
  • Added the I-25 Corridor northbound from Denver thru Cheyenne, WY to Casper, and
    on to Buffalo, WY where it meets I -90 to the Mileage Page.
November 1, 2009
  • Added theI-25 Corridor southbound from Denver thru Santa Fe, NM, Albuquerque and
    on to Las Cruces where it meets I -10 to the Mileage Page.
September 7, 2009
July 6, 2009
March 31, 2009
  • Added Trip Report Outline for December/January 2009 Trip to White Sands N.M.,
    Chiricahua N.M., Saguaro N.P. and Vermilion Cliffs N.M.
    (Will add images as soon as possible)
February 14, 2009
  • Updated About the Site Page. Will add Images and Trip Report Outline for December/January 2009 Trip to
    White Sands N.M., Chiricahua N.M., Saguaro N.P. and Vermilion Cliffs N.M.
November 30, 2008
October 21, 2008
October 20, 2008
  • The 2009 Calendar is now available at retail stores in Colorado.
    We plan to add a shopping cart for the calendar on this site within the next month.
October 1, 2008
September 24, 2008
September 21, 2008
August 5, 2008
August 1, 2008
July 15, 2008
July 11, 2008
July 8, 2008
July 6, 2008
July 1, 2008
March 23, 2008
  • Added several images including a few large panoramic images of February 2008 trip to Colorado Plateau
    on trip reports page(more images to follow).
March 9, 2008
  • Added outline of February 2008 trip to Colorado Plateau on trip reportspage (images to follow).
January 20, 2008
  • Added a link to "Archmillennium" in Colorado Plateau section of Links Page. This Guilain Debossen's site
    based out of France.  Guilain is an explorer/author who has a very good photo database of Colorado Plateau arches.
  • Added a link to "Joe's Guide to Zion National Park" in the Colorado Plateau section of Links Page.  Joe is a photographer
    who has explored much of this great park. The site has a rating system for hiking/canyoneering
    routes, maps and great photos with route descriptions.
  • Removed one of my favorite linked sites "Exploring the Great Basin."
    The site has been down without explanation.  If anybody knows the status of the site please email.
  • Added (8) web cams to Web Cams Page.
January 12, 2008
  • Added Web Cams Page to the site from the Colorado Plateau region. This page is meant to verify
    information from this site's Weather Page.
October 7, 2007
  • Added "Water Issues" section on Links Page w/ 8 links. Water issues particularly impact the West
    and will continue to be major problem.
  • Added "Miscellaneous" section on Links Page w/ 5 links.
  • Included my son's web page "Eric Ridge" in this section. (figurative painter).
  • Added a link to "Google Earth" in the "Maps" section of the Links Page (Google Earth is not the Internet Google
    map site but a separate free downloadable program.)
  • Added two new route descriptions from Moab, Utah on the Moab Mileage Page.  Both new routes
    are from Moab to Zion National Park via different roads.
June 11, 2007
May 28, 2007
December 28, 2006
  • Added 60 images to October 2006 trip to Colorado Plateau on trip reports page (more images to follow).
October 24, 2006
  • Added outline of October 2006 trip to Colorado Plateau on trip reports page (images to follow).
September 5, 2006
  • Added Photo Gallery Thirty-six to the Photo Galleries page. This photo gallery displays (40) images from Nevada
    and the eastern Sierra Nevada region of California including Lunar Crater, The Ancient Bristlecone Forest,
    The Alabama Hills & Mono Lake.
August 19, 2006
  • Added 2007 Calendar Brochure link to the Home Page. It will be available soon at Calendars.com
    or contact your local bookstore. Printed in the U.S.A. Distributed by Books West - Boulder, CO.
July 23, 2006
  • Added Travel Mileage Page This page contains mileage and travel times from point to point along a variety of routes
    to and within the Colorado Plateau region.  Hyperlinks within the main page link to additional travel routes.
    (More routes will be added)
July 16, 2006
July 10, 2006
July 8, 2006
July 1, 2006
June 26, 2006
  • Added a link to Rex Headd's Adventure Lives in the Mountaineering Section of the Links Page.
    This is a newer site with some great content. Highly recommend the movie clip of the Gannet Peak Climb.
    This very well produced movie will show you just how great the scenery is in the Wind River Range.
June 17, 2006
  • Added Color Landforms of the United States to the Maps Section.
    This is a free site that contains shaded relief maps of all 50 states.page.
    The site also has several other maps of state related information
    (i.e. 1895 maps of all 50 states & county maps of all 50 states & others).
    There are also some good map related links.
  • Reluctantly removed Chris Wetherill's Mountaineering Page from the Mountaineering Section.
    Chris's page has totally morphed into something other than a mountaineering site.
    Chris's page was a great resource on Colorado fourteener and thirteener climbs.
May 30, 2006
April 23, 2006
February 27, 2006
January 22, 2006
  • Added "Colorado Plateau Weather Page."  This page contains continuously updating weather stickers
    for a selection of cities/towns on The Colorado Plateau. The stickers are updated and provided by the
    "Weather Underground" website. Each sticker indicates Time, Temperature and Sunrise, Sunset, Moon Rise,
    and Moon Set. Stickers are provided for three cities/towns from each of the four states; Arizona, Colorado,
    New Mexico, Utah, that make up The Colorado Plateau.
    The intent of the page is to give an overall weather picture of region.
November 20, 2005
  • Added "Colorado Plateau FAQ" . This page contains a description / definition of The Colorado Plateau.
    Also includes a series of lists of National Parks, National Monuments, National Recreation Areas,
    Navajo Tribal Parks and National Forests on The Colorado Plateau.
    (Additional lists will be added)
September 17, 2005
September 14, 2005
September 3, 2005
August 30, 2005
August 28, 2005
  • Added outline of August 2005 trip to Colorado on Trip Reports Page. Photos and more to follow.
July 23, 2005
  • Added Historic Bridges of the Midwest to the links page in the News/Information section.
    This is a great site if you have any interest whatsoever in steel bridges.
    Steel bridges throughout the U.S. are being razed & replaced with typical sole-less DOT "ugly concrete eyesore bridges" (U.C.E.B.s) at a rapid rate.
July 16, 2005
June 13, 2005
June 12, 2005
  • Added Photo Gallery Thirty-ThreeNew Mexico - Jemez Falls, Upper & Lower Frijoles Falls,
    El Morro N.M., El Malpais, N.M., Capulin N.M. & more.
May 21, 2005
May 19, 2005
  • Added Photo Gallery Thirty-Two - Petrified Forest National Park, AZ - Chapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona ,AZ
    - Tuzigoot Nat. Mon., AZ - Montezuma Nat. Mon., AZ
May 18, 2005
  • Added Peakbagger.com - to the links page under "Mountaineering".
    This site contains a huge database of information on mountain ranges and peaks worldwide.
May 17, 2005
April 18, 2005
March 26, 2005
January 24, 2005
December 16, 2004
December 11, 2004
  • Added outline of November Trip to Trip Reports page.
  • Added Climb-Utah to links page.  (This is an excellent site w/ great information)
November 7, 2004
November 6, 2004
October 30, 2004
October 24, 2004
  • Finally after a lot of difficulty the 2005 calendar is in print10/21/04 - it looks great.
    Added (15) wilderness links to links page and reformatted several pages on the site.
    . Updated "Calendars.com" link in "About the Calendar" to point to 2005 calendar.
October 20, 2004
  • Added several new links and revised the format of the Links Page.
October 10, 2004
  • Added "About the Site"  page to the Home Page.
    Split the Photo Galleries & Links pages out because Home Page was too large.
October 9, 2004
  • Added "Utah Scenic" to the links section.  The site has great Utah related links.
October 1, 2004
September 7, 2004
August 28, 2004
  • Added "Photo Gallery Twenty-Seven" - Angel's Landing in Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park
    and Landscape Arch in Arches National Park.
August 27, 2004
August 23, 2004
August 22, 2004
August 12, 2004
August 3, 2004
July 31, 2004
  • Added "Photo Gallery Twenty-four" - Upper Antelope Canyon near Page, Arizona.
  • Added image hyperlinks to "July 2004 Photo Trip" report.
July 17, 2004
June 14, 2004
April 7, 2004
April 2, 2004
March 31, 2004
  • Added outline of Trip to Lower Rock Creek near Ironton, MO.
    Added a couple of Toroweap Point images to "Photo Gallery Seven"
March 28, 2004
March 20, 2004
March 15, 2004
March 7, 2004
March 6, 2004
March 1, 2004
February 18, 2004
February 8, 2004
February 1, 2004
January 26, 2004
January 18, 2004
January 16, 2004
January 10, 2004
December 20, 2003
November 30, 2003;
November 16, 2003
November 12, 2003
  • Added "SummitPost" graphic to links area & figured out how to position correctly on web page.
November 11, 2003
October 26, 2003
October 3, 2003
September 20, 2003
September 1, 2003
August 25, 2003
August 24, 2003
August 23, 2003
August 3, 2003
  • Revised "2004 Calendar Brochure" format
August 2, 2003
July 28, 2003
July 27, 2003
July 26, 2003
June 27, 2003
June 23, 2003
June 21, 2003
June 19, 2003
June 18, 2003
June 11, 2003
June 9, 2003
June 8, 2003
June 7, 2003
June 4, 2003
June 3, 2003
May 15, 2003
May 8, 2003
  • Created & added "Do not feed the wildlife" image.
May 6, 2003
  • Added 2004 Calendar brochure.
April 20, 2003
  • Added several new links.
April 11, 2003
April 10, 2003
  • Added several new links.
March 31, 2003
  • Published site to Internet.

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