Off The Usual Paths
Photographer: Joe Miczulski
There are places in the National Park System that seem to run contrary to the park you're in. Mention Dinosaur National Monument and folks usually will think of the Dinosaur Quarry with its bone-studded cliffside, or the turbulent rapids of the Green or Yampa rivers.
How many would think of a lichen-covered rock -- orange, red and black lichens at that! -- in Dinosaur?
To find such settings, you have to go off the well-traveled paths and search for the unusual. Sometimes it's easy, sometimes it's not. But most often you're rewarded.On the Web: www.nps.gov/dino