As much as we’d like all our posts to be sentimental and nostalgic, we, at least on occasion, also need to underscore the reality that the reason this blog exists is because the Grand Staircase is in a severely deteriorated state and its condition continues to decline. The damage is the result of ground movement, pressure from an underground stream, and (although beautiful) harsh La Grande winters. In addition (and sadly), acts of vandalism have taken their toll on the structure.
In Memory of Gary Richard Olson
August 20, 1948 – March 26, 2014
The photos in this post were taken by Gary on March 25, 2014
AND MISSING PIECES