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Browns Park

"Fantastic Rock," foot of Browns Park, Vermillion Creek. Colorado
USGS Earth Science Photographic Archive digital file: hjk00486

The Second Expedition (1871) took more time than the First (1869) to traverse the Green River section around the Uinta Mountains and through Dinosaur National Monument, taking time to explore side canyons, collect fossils, observe wildlife and plants, and photograph. By comparison to the First Expedition, the second trip through the region was relatively uneventful. In 1869, the expedition experienced loss of one of their boats loaded with supplies, a fire that nearly destroyed their supplies, and three of their crew who had abandoned the mission near its end were killed by Indians. The also faced the daily unknown terror of rapids and falls in potentially inescapable canyons in unexplored territory.

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