A DUMBED-DOWN DEFINITION OF ‘MONUMENTAL’
by Todd Hartley
I’ve been doing a bunch of research recently on Browns Canyon National Monument, which many of you may not realize is now a thing. It’s over on the other side of Independence Pass from Aspen, on the far side of the Arkansas River between Buena Vista and Salida, roughly.
If you know Browns Canyon at all, it’s probably from having floated through it. It’s a very popular rafting trip. The area was just designated as a national monument by President Barack Obama back in February, but activists in Chaffee County have been pushing for the designation for decades. Read the rest of this entry →