This a stand of aspen not birches and it looks like it in in the wrong location
The nature of fire takes over the thinning of western American forests, when man tries to act like gods of the land, resulting in disasterous forest fires. Forests of the Rockies and West are not supposed to be a thick jungle of pine and aspen, they were parklike and spread out until the US gov't took of management, resulting in horrific fires. Climate change has little to do with man's errant intervention in making forests look "lush and beautiful for toursits."
According to this article, there are differences. We call them aspen west of the Mississippi- http://www.gardenguides.com/108324-difference-between-birch-tree-aspen-tree.html
This photo appears to be above the San Juan Mountains of Colorado over the Animas River Drainage.
Do they actually let you climb this mounument?
No wonder we can't see very many stars in town! Great shot.
Dragoonrider is very quick to give advice, but not posting any of his own pictures.
Yes, it is Shiprock, taken (with a good zoom) from the location described. I live around Mesa View and see Shiprock from this distance every day.
Ik hou van het prachtige berglandschap. ^ ^ 人
Prachtige plek, mooie foto!
Fav! ★ ☆ ★
Thank you Heidi and Ofenhocker!