The Gunnison River from the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park captivates my spirit of the west, wilderness, and also holds the legacy of wildness in America. As a park ranger there for 2 years, I fell in love water in the West, became a member of Colorado’s western slope landscape story. I created my own relationship with the steep, deep, elusive, dark, mysterious, and spectacular Black Canyon, and its creator, the Gunnison River.
This place holds the wild, fierce force of carving the canyon, while also providing reflective, replenishing, and spiritual renewal at the same time. The Gunnison River through the Black Canyon is a sacred, wild force that inspires my love for wild rivers and wild places forever.