And a photo i.d. contest
It’s been sort of a long week, with lots of work and a bit of anxiety as I continue to watch my congressional district’s election results roll in. As of Friday morning, Colorado’s 3rd district race remained too close to call, though Rep. Lauren Boebert held a 1,000-or-so vote lead over Adam Frisch, the Democratic challenger.
Most observers—myself included—are surprised at how well Frisch is doing. For me it’s not because this is inherently a Republican district (I don’t believe that it is), but because Frisch—a well-heeled Aspenite—didn’t seem like someone who would appeal to a large cross-section of Western Slope or Pueblo voters. But when you’re going up against someone as divisive and ineffective as Boebert, well …
I have a lot of thoughts about what this means, which I’ll save for a later dispatch. For now, I figured I’d finish off a stressful week with a few images from southeastern Utah.
Ahh... the Henrys. Given the color of the sandstone in the foreground this pic is from the San Rafael side of the range? But is this Mount Ellen Peak, Mount Ellen, Mount Ellen South, Holmes, Ellsworth or another high point along the range? Alas, I'm less familiar with this vantage point.
The Henrys are "a cluster of igneous intrusions called laccoliths. In the Oligocene time (34-23 Ma) magma pushed up and between the sedimentary layers but did not erupt at the surface. The sedimentary rocks that were domed upward in the process are now eroded away; their upturned edges ring the mountains." (p 89-91 of Roadside Geology of Utah) If anyone wants to delve into the geological weeds, the second edition of The Roadside Geology of Utah by Felicie Williams, Lucy Chronic, and Halka Chronic is excellent.