Friday, February 15, 2008

Room With a View

While visiting with a park ranger, he encouraged us to take the tour of the Kolb Brothers Studio. We did, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. They built the dark colored house/studio before this was a National Park and were able to live in and work out of it until 1976. Imagine waking up to the view in the first picture each morning. In the second picture you can see how the studio is right on the edge of the rim. When the park took over the building, they were amazed that it had never toppled into the canyon. The park stabilized the structure before giving tours. The lower dark colored window is where they took pictures (and then sold them) of the mule riders every day. If you double click on the last picture, you can see mules coming up the trail toward their studio. This is the same trail that we hiked down.

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