On a lovely Sunday afternoon, I drove to Black Canyon National Park to visit a friend who happens to be the campground host there this summer. Hearing reports of bear activity, particularly in the bottom of the canyon by the Gunnison River, I went down to see what I could find. The river was raging with all the snowmelt, and the wild lupines were blooming nicely. After a thorough search to no avail, I started the steep drive out of the canyon. Along the way, I encountered several grouse, including my first sighting of a male dusky grouse strutting to impress a cutie. This is a sight that not everyone gets to see, so I decided to show you some of the photos I got.
The art displayed is truly impressive, not to mention the various crafts associated with the clothing, tools and housing for tribe members.