Hi, my name is Bill

author, selfie, fall colors, San Juan National Forest background

After having lived in the Four Corners region for the last fifty years, I feel it is time to share my adventures in photos.

West Needle Mountains, Turret & Pigeon Peaks, Mt Eolus, Mountain View Crest,San Juan National Forest, Weminuche Wilderness Area
West Needle Mountains
high desert, Moab Utah, Canyonland National Park, highway si
High Desert

The Four Corners region is an incredibly diverse part of our country. It ranges in elevation from 2,400 feet at the Phantom Ranch in the bottom of the Grand Canyon to 14,251 feet at the top of Uncompahgre Peak, between Ouray and Lake City, CO. It includes ancient Puebloan ruins, high country ghost towns, narrow gauge railroads, 14,000-foot peaks, and high desert. Man’s history covers the Ancient Puebloans and their descendants, miners, ranchers and farmers, lumberjacks and railroad men.

Aztec Ruins National Monument, Anciet Puebloan ruins, ruins, panorama of site, Indian ruins,
Aztec Ruins

The story of the Ancients encompasses all four states, as do the canyons, hoodoos, and arches of the high desert. The railroads traveled through the farms and ranches of New Mexico and Colorado to supply the lumbermen and miners and to ship goods to eastern markets. The Wild West touched many of the towns in this area and was home for, among others, Ike and Porter Stockton, Butch Cassidy, and the Sundance Kid.
This site is an ongoing project. Some of the photos were taken in years past, some are current. Many more are yet to be taken. Many of the sites I visited in the early days of my residence here, I merely enjoyed and did not photograph. Those are on my bucket list. Some will be revisited, some will not.

Celtic band, Aztec Celtic Festival, Highland Games,
Aztec Celtic Festival

The photos herein only scratch the surface of these fabulous lands. Please enjoy what you see. Visit often to see updates. If you have suggestions about your favorite place or subject, please let me know and I will try to visit it.
As for me, I am a retired jack of many trades. I retired from my most recent occupation as a cook, in 2010. Since then I have lived in Farmington, Silver City and currently Aztec, NM.
As for me
I grew up in Denver and moved to Durango, CO in 1967 to attend Fort Lewis College. I graduated in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts in American History with an emphasis on getting through college. Later on, that emphasis became an interest in southwest Colorado history. Downhill skiing was a passion for forty years as was softball (until my body told me to stop). I still enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, woodworking and of course photography.

I remained in the Durango area most of the time, until my retirement in 2010. During that time I was a bartender, cook, waiter, lumberjack, carpenter, sold beer, wine, and spirits, as well as Victorian trim and moldings. In my spare time, I found time to build my own house in Hermosa, CO.

Hermosa work yard, Durango & Silverton Railroad, Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, Hermosa Colorado, winter morning
Hermosa Yard

I hope you enjoy my site and return often. Any and all suggestions are welcome.

The author's photographic journey through the Four Corners

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