As I write this post I keep hearing Jon's voice, "This is INCREDIBLE!!!" There is just no way to show the full size, scope and environmental impact of this mine. Maybe an aerial photograph would be a start. Nope, it would take more than that.
The image below is a panorama stitched from three separate images using PhotoShop. All images were shot with a 70-300mm long lens at 70mm.
This is another one of those photographs that looks like a watercolor painting to me. With a point and shoot!
Now that I look at it again . . . could be another watercolor!
Then, just when we thought we were all shot out, hungry and ready to just zone out on our way to lunch . . . we round the corner and spot these magnificent animals right along the road. You would have laughed watching us jump out of the car all re-energized to shoot. Lunch? Who needs it?
It was only later that we saw the warning/caution sign for bighorn sheep.
We want to go back down the Trail next spring. Save your pennies and lets all go in a grand caravan style outing. We left many photos for a future trip.