The scale of these riverside mountains and cliffs is impossible to capture in a photo, but I tried during a stop at the Columbia River Gorge in Hood River, Ore., July 10, 2006.
These undulating mountains above the Columbia River Gorge in Hood River, Ore., on July 10, 2006, seem to shape-shift under the ever-changing cloud shadows.
This impressive view of Snake River Canyon in Twin Falls, Idaho, lured me off the road in a hurry. Aside from being drop-dead gorgeous, I discovered Evel Knievel had attempted, and failed, to jump the chasm in a rocket-powered motorcycle in 1974.
The Mormon Temple is a truly awe-inspiring piece of architecture, as seen July 11, 2006, Home to the Mormon Tabernacle choir, this marvel in Salt Lake City draws millions of visitors each year.
The nearly 100-year-old Cathedral of the Madeline in Salt Lake City combines a Romanesque exterior with a Gothic interior ... or so I heard. Unfortunate timing on July 11, 2006, prevented me from entering to see the exquisite artisanship. Nonetheless, it's an imposing but beautiful building.
The Early Show crew tackled some authentic Class 4 rapids right out of the chute on Clear Creek near Idaho Falls, Colo., on July 12, 2006.
Front row left to right: CBS' Paige Kendig, Dave Price, center, and Daniel Baruch and the Keystone Rafting crew, back row, returned us safely to shore after a white-water rafting battle with the river in Idaho Falls, Colo., July 12, 2006.
Dave Price shows off his skills with the Blue Knights Drumline of Denver on July 14, 2006.
These things happen in Denver ... A young man comes to see The Early Show's Dave Price and instead is eaten by a dinosaur -- a dead one at that, July 14, 2006.
What's casting this frightening shadow on Winny? It's a robot!
Apparently, the "Mile High City" has the most microbreweries of any city. Dave Price samples one of the local brews for breakfast on July 14, 2006, before the "Great American Vacation" giveaway in Denver.
The sun rises on Denver's City Hall as Dave Price entertains the crowd gathered for The Early Show on July 14, 2006.
Dave Price wave goodbye from Denver with "Great American Vacation" recipient Jo Stevens and her family, July 14, 2006. Nominated by her daughter, Toya, Stevens received a trip to The Sanctuary At Kiawah Island Golf Resort on the South Carolina coast.
Dave Price, right, with Jo Stevens, center, and daughter Toya Daugenbaugh, who nominated her mother for a "Great American Vacation," July 14, 2006, in Denver.
Intern-hopeful, Heather Burke, shows The Early Show how she cued Dave Price's catch phrase for the Denver crowd, July 14, 2006. Too bad she hasn't realized both Dave and the crowd have gone home.