THE SITE OF OUR RETREAT

After returning from the Bryce Retreat I made these Bryce2 renders using terrains extracted from satellite data downloaded from the Internet.

See the flash flood area near Echo Canyon 117K
Uh, ....... 85K
Ghost Ranch area with map overlay and places named 147
from the oppsite side.

Some landmaks lableled.

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  Echo Amphitheatre looking more like Rainbow Canyon 166K
Directly down on the Ghost Ranch area with map overlay 204k
Bold Blue gradation best reveals true altitude information to our right brain. 124K
Primordial New Mexico. QTVR Panoramic movie 160K
All these studies are from the same set of DEM maps: The northwest corner of New Mexico, near the town of Abiquiu also known as the area where Georgia O'Keeffe spent the second half of her life. It was also the site of the first annual "Bryce Retreat @ Ghost Ranch" created by author Susan A. Kitchens as a crucible of creativity in the desert. At the Ghost Ranch Conference Center 45 people people from around the country and one from Europe gathered for a week in a low security low tech facility with no e-mail, no fax, no TV, no distractions. Just a computer lab, the beautiful scenery and Bryce software. We kept it open 24 hours a day for 5 days as people lived, slept, and breathed Bryce! We hiked in canyons, we Bryced, we visited Anasazi ruins, we Bryced, we slept, we Bryced. Morning classes, evening seminars, afternoon adventure or siestas as you fancy. It was a heck of a week.