Flying over the Rockies on a clear day is an experience I'd wish for anyone. I did it yesterday.
Reddish pink cliffs, towering to sheer, sharp edges. Flat-topped mesas big enough for airports.
White, deep red, and salmon colored rocky crags surrounded by brown lowlands.
Vast dry lands, then lakes trapped at high elevation.
Massive, jagged peaks chained along miles of high lonesome ranges.
Flatlands suddenly interrupted by rock ridged singular peaks rising hundreds of feet above sandy floored deserts.
Broken country, serrated ridges, canyon upon canyon to infinity. Giant snow-covered summits above the timberline.
Snowy landscape far as the eye can see, lined with thousands of valleys, precipices, oddly shaped pinnacles, and infinite rock formations.
What looks like desolation is actually unlimited resources, terra firma interspersed with flora of fathomless variety, home to fauna fit for a wilderness. Incredible landscape stretching the length of a continent.
Rex M. Rogers – All Rights Reserved, 2018
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