The Book Cliffs, an ecotone between elevated forests and river canyons, border the Grand Valley desert. The weather consistently tops the best-seller list.
Interstate 80 runs and hops right on past from Rabbit Valley on the western border of Colorado to its parting of the San Rafael Swell just east of Green River, Utah. The volumes of mancos shale and deep water sandstone share natural histories and now fossil fuels we frack from the stacks.
All the stories started here on this and other cross-country ribbons that save no place, save for drive-ins. Can we ever let go and not go?
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