ROCKY MOUNTAINS – “HIGH LEVEL” NATURE
Denver, 1600 meters high the sky is crystal clear and the air is fizzy. The Mile High City greets us with an enchanting background: the Rocky Mountains range.
Let’s go higher, a few kilometers towards the sky, in the Rocky Mountains National Park. Here, at 3600 meters high, you can put your hands in the snow in august too. The landscape is an harsh and infinite nature.
And where you don’t expect nothing but wild loneliness, here’s the human work. Not the concrete, but the spirit that enters the rocks and give them life. The faces of the four presidents emerge from the Black Hills and watch the horizon. The solemn sight seem looking beyond the time, on the nation they built and on their big dream. And Sioux’s Crazy Horse, only the face, molded in the stone.
The Yellowstone surface, with animals that don’t fear you or the fire that heats the ground just under their lairs. The smell of the sulfur and the jet of the geysers bring your imagination towards the heart on fire of the earth, which strongly and regularly pulses. Nearby, waterfalls, rivers and forests; all around you, a fabulous Eden that the old continent can only dream about.
Colorado, clay red, brings you, with its stream, in the John Ford’s long sequences movies. It carved its road in the hard ground of Utah, while a giant, with hands made of wind, molded the ground in thousands shades of ochre and sculpted the sensational Bryce flèches.
A night of bright stars, like you have never seen. Solemn and motherly, it once protected the sleep of the silent teepees. I know, you won’t believe, but the Western sky is bigger, and the picture of that vastness is the same since thousands of years. You look at it and your mind loses itself in memories and fantasy. That’s the sky that gave a soul to the ancient Native’s nation and still gives a heart and courage to the young American nation.