Photo Challenge: Monument

When Friday’s photo challenge popped up and the subject was “monument”, I knew I had to post photos of Independence Monument.  Next week we’ll be back in Colorado and the Colorado National Monument will once again be in our backyard.

photo challenge monument
photo taken from the scenic Rim Rock Road. The town of Grand Junction seen in the distance

This monolith called ‘Independence Monument’ is probably the most photographed subject in the Colorado National Monument.  Every 4th of July, rock climbers scale this rock and erect an American Flag.colorado independence monumentLast summer, my sister-in-law and I hiked to the base of Independence Monument, something I had been wanting to do for a long time.  You can read about that 5 mile hike here.independence monument photo challengeYep, I’m looking forward to hiking in “the Monument” again real soon :-)hiking in colorado photo challengeFYI…..I’m not sure why I have ads popping up on my photos, but my apologies and I’m looking into it.  Next post, we’re back to our travels…..
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