Leaving a mark
The bark of an aspen tree has long been the medium of choice for modern-day pictograph artists. But what does it say about those who feel the need to immortalize themselves, their relationships or a phrase in the bark of a tree? Perhaps it’s simply human condition to want to leave our mark in some way, shape or form. If you need to alleviate some winter boredom, head on up to La Plata Canyon for some primo aspen-art viewing. The first mile of road offers a prolific timeline of tree carvings dating back to the early days. But please: leave the poor trees alone.