First and Foremost; This is a scenic calendar of the region in and around The Colorado Plateau. The majority of the images will be taken in the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. The Colorado Plateau has more diverse landscapes than in any other region of the United States. Not only do we consider all of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah valid in any definition of this region but also eastern Nevada, southern Idaho and western Wyoming.
Second; The calendar is a travel guide. Travelers who wish to explore this region will benefit from a series of three captions below each monthly image that provide a wide range of site specific information. .
Third; The calendar provides the establishment dates of all National Parks and Monuments west of the 100th meridian. The 100th meridian is considered the official demarcation between the eastern and western United States. The establishment dates are included because the National Park System and the BLM are charged with preserving and making available to the public some of the most impressive landscapes in the world. These landscapes are maintained in the form of parks and monuments and we certainly appreciate our governments protection and stewardship. If you think the rest of the world does not appreciate these places you would be seriously mistaken. Any visit to the National Parks on the Colorado Plateau will demonstrate that travelers from every country in the world routinely visit these very rare landscapes. Please support the The National Parks, Monuments, Forests, and all public lands.
The following abbreviations are used in the calendar:
|N.H.P.||National Historic Park|
|N.H.S.||National Historic Site|
|N.Volcanic.M.||National Volcanic Monument|