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Date: 05/23/20 03:58
Book Cliffs From the Window of a Train
Author: bandob

Book Cliffs! See WW's post below. Great view from the California Zephyr.

B&OBill




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/23/20 10:44 by bandob.




Date: 05/23/20 07:49
Re: Grand Mesa From the Window of a Train
Author: WW

Hate to tell you, that is NOT Grand Mesa.  It's part of the Book Cliffs that are on both sides of the Colorado River east of Grand Junction.  If someone told you that was Grand Mesa, they were full of it.  The floor of the Colorado River (Grand) Valley is around 5,000 feet elevation there--the Book Cliffs are around 6,000-6,500 ft.  Grand Mesa would be out of sight from that vantage point--the Book Cliffs blocking the view.  I lived in that area for some time--I know every square inch of it.  As an aside, the Colorado River was originally named the Grand River in Colorado and Utah, not becoming the Colorado River until it reached Arizona.  That's why, along its course, you have Grand County, Grand Valley (Parachute), Grand Junction, and--presumably--Grand Mesa in Colorado; and Grand County in Utah.  Thus, in its earlier years, Colorado had two "Grand" Rivers--what is now the Colorado River on the Western Slope of the Continental Divide, and the Rio Grande River (Spanish for Grand River)  on the Eastern Slope of the Continental Divide.  Just to make things more confusing, the Eastern Slope Rio Grande River headwaters (a few miles east of Silverton, Colorado, but the other side of the Continental Divide from it) is actually west in longitude many miles (roughly 2 degrees longitude)  from the Western Slope Colorado River headwaters in the western portion of Rocky Mountain National Park.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/23/20 07:53 by WW.



Date: 05/23/20 09:40
Re: Grand Mesa From the Window of a Train
Author: retcsxcfm

Talk about confusing.The streets in Grand Junction.
12 1/2 street,32 3/4 street,44 1/4 street etal.

Uncle Joe
Seffner,Fl.
Who has been there.



Date: 05/23/20 10:43
Re: Grand Mesa From the Window of a Train
Author: bandob

Thanks, WW. I'm from the East and just ASSumed!

B&OBill



Date: 05/23/20 11:29
Re: Grand Mesa From the Window of a Train
Author: BigSkyBlue

retcsxcfm Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Talk about confusing.The streets in Grand
> Junction.
> 12 1/2 street,32 3/4 street,44 1/4 street etal.
>
> Uncle Joe
> Seffner,Fl.
> Who has been there.

Not confusing when you understand why they are named as such...checkerboard pattern based on how many miles from the Utah border.  BSB 



Date: 05/24/20 06:00
Re: Grand Mesa From the Window of a Train
Author: Slumbercoach

Not only the Book Cliffs, but this is Mt. Garfield.



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