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Colorful Colorado!

On a beautiful afternoon hike along the Herman Lake Trail the most wonderful wildflowers are in bloom in late July.  I’m sure the scene repeats itself 1000x over in every valley throughout our amazing backcountry here in Colorado.  There were … Continue reading

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McCullough Gulch Evening

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Snow Lake Marigolds

The hike from Gore Lake to Snow Lake is beautiful; high peaks, rushing streams, long ridges above the trail, and flowers filling the valley. Among the first to emerge in the spring are the marsh marigolds, growing on moist slopes immediately after snow melts away. Continue reading

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Silver Lupine

Colorado’s high country often has an abundance of wildflowers. Some of my favorite are the silver lupine, which grow in proliferation in sunny open areas. This particular garden is at Acorn Creek in the Williams Fork Range near Silverthorne. Continue reading

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Wheeler Lakes Flowers

The Wheeler Lake Trail starts just outside of Copper Mountain and begins to wind it’s way into the Gore Mountains. From it one can catch the Gore Range Trail and hike for about 30 miles without meeting a road, through unspoiled wilderness. These flowers are typical of what a hiker may find along the way. Continue reading

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Quandary Slopes

Climbing to 14,000 feet is work. It’s quite aerobic, a result of altitude and physical exertion. A positive though is that the higher you go, the better the views. This shot from the slopes of Quandary Peak are proof as the valley drops away and other peaks start to make themselves known over the adjacent ridges. Continue reading

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High Country Views

The Gore Range is one of the most rugged in the state. There are no roads, no old mining access, and trails more often than not dead end at a high mountain lake or cirque. This view looks into the Gore Creek drainage as it falls away from the central part of the range, glacier lilies color the slopes. Continue reading

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