Dean M. Chriss
Green River Canyon and Juniper, Landscape Photograph by Dean M. Chriss

Green River Canyon and Ancient Juniper

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The sun briefly illuminates the Green River through a break in the clouds as a centuries old juniper witnesses the event. Clinging to bare rock, junipers like this one can live over 600 years in the harsh environment. Even that is not long enough to see a significant change in the landscape, unless humans invade.