Arrive Grand Junction, CO
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April 19th, 2006 – by: mahoney
We stopped briefly in Granby, Colorado to allow an Eastbound freight train to pass us. The scenery changed from the dramatic Rockies to a real geology lesson. Millions of years of erosion and upheaval by the mountains allowed its history to be shown. Just seeing the changes in the rock formations, the erosion along the Colorado River and very visible natural lines on the mountains itself made me wish I had paid more attention to my Geology professor. Terms such as Tree Lines and Snow Lines suddenly became very real as we made our way down to Grand Junction.
Arrived in Grand Junction about 11 minutes late. Got a shuttle to my rental car agency, and drove to my hotel. A quick shower and then it was off to dinner at Ristorante Pantuso's. A review will be coming later.
Only had a few minutes before sunset, drove by the airport and took a few photos of the sun setting on the Book Cliffs near the airport. The Book Cliffs is part of the East Tavaputs Plateau that begins near Green River, Utah and extends eastward into Colorado.
The elevation in Grand Junction is 4,700 feet.
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