Spoke with Chris yesterday regarding his permission to update. He said it would be fine for you to relay the fact that he is making progress, slow as it may be. He is participating with physical therapy and is still in the hospital.
He appreciates everyone's good thoughts!
It's a slot canyon, where the rain and flash floods have penetrated the sandstone. The water has carved out these amazing shapes. I hope you'll enjoy my pictures!
It is most definitely worth a trip. I had seen the pictures before, but had never figured out where they'd been taken, until a friend of mine, along with his girlfriend, went last year.
When he showed me his pictures, well............I decided then and there that this was a place I had to get to. So here we go...
It's very interesting, and huge.
From the parking lot:
A piece of the meteor that survived the impact. It weighs about 1400 pounds, which is a little less than a Prius:
A view of the crater: About 20 football stadiums can fit inside...
This shows where the original explorer dug several shafts as he looked in vain for the meteorite he thought would be buried underneath the crater:
A last look across the crater:
Chris had a couple of small egg-shaped things you shake...rattles? I guess, and he really was grooving to the music.
The prognosis is still grim, but we are carrying on. Nobody knows just what to think.
Being his usual sardonic self:
Chris and his wife Laurie:
Chris and yours truly:
And a great profile picture:
So here it is: These are the posts on DU3 that he thought most worthy of remembering.
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