Colorado Journey Guide: A Driving & Hiking Guide to Ruins, Rock Art, Fossils & Formations

Colorado Journey Guide: A Driving & Hiking Guide to Ruins, Rock Art, Fossils & Formations


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It's out there. Go find it! The Colorado Journey Guide by Jon Kramer and Julie Martinez is your resource to discovering the best of Colorado. Informative and entertaining, this guide leads you to the most amazing sites and scenery that the Centennial State can offer: majestic mountains, ancient ruins, secret canyons, hidden waterfalls and exotic places. The author's rating system for significance in archaeology, geology and paleontology ensures that you find the places that are right for you and your interests. Plus, Jon’s candid tips help you to see the sites through experienced eyes. Amazing illustrations by Vernon Morris depict pottery, prehistoric animals and more, so the full-color book is as visually appealing as it is useful on your adventures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591932086
Publisher: Adventure Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/28/2007
Series: Adventure Journey Guides Series
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,157,732
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jon Kramer is an adventurer first, and also a geologist, writer, climber and surfer (but not necessarily in that order, depending on the surf). He received his Bachelor of Science degree in geology at the University of Maryland and has pursued life as an adventuring paleontologist ever since. His interests are quite varied and include all things natural. In addition to popular travel and adventure writing, Jon has published scientific papers on critters as ancient as 2 billion-year-old bacteria and as young as 12,000-year-old mammoths. Jon travels extensively with his wife Julie, sometimes settling down for a rest in Minnesota, Florida, California and interesting points in between.

Julie Martinez is an explorer, naturalist, freelance artist and formal art instructor. Her appreciation for insects, plants, rocks and fossils started in childhood with a collection that has grown throughout her life. Julie graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, with a degree in Fine Arts and Biology. She initially worked as an illustrator for the medical field, but in the late 1980s began a freelance career, which she has enjoyed ever since. Julie’s work is featured in many textbooks, journals and museum exhibits throughout North America. She is also a staff teacher at Minnesota School of Botanical Art. When not teaching, she travels with husband, Jon, exploring the wilds of the world.

Vernon Morris is a freelance artist, muralist and adventuring time traveler. His formal art education took place in the early 1980s at the University of Minnesota and Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Vern’s Native American (Anishinabe) roots have been a powerful influence in his life. He maintains a small quarry at Pipestone National Monument where he excavates the famous carving stone every year. He then sculpts it into pipes and ritual objects just as his ancestors did for countless generations. Vern carries his work with him into the wilds and is just as comfortable carving pipestone atop a mesa in the Southwest as sketching scenes from antiquity along the ocean in Big Sur.

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