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Autumn Splendor

Colorado’s high country is spectacular in the fall. The days are crisp and the sun feels warm, but there is always the hint of something to come. On a glorious day in late September, the bright day was so much different than the night before. A hike to Crater Lake in the Maroon Bells Wilderness Area was full of beautiful views and “Autumn Splendor.” Continue reading

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Lone Eagle Peak

Lone Eagle Peak is prominent from Mirror Lake, situated in the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area. The area can get crowded with campers, even though it’s about 9 miles up the trail from Lake Granby. Perhaps it has to do with the breathtaking scenery? Continue reading

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Ute Pass Splendor

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Storm to the East!

At high elevations, clouds take on a whole new nature, presenting themselves as larger than life, sometimes intimidating. The tremendous buildup of summer rainstorms pushes clouds high into the atmoshpere, catching light and often adding drama. 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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Evening Clouds

Storm coulds to the south of Mt Evans gather on an August evening. The view from high on the mountain is enhanced by the beautiful tarn, reflecting the clouds and revealing it’s rocky bottom beautifully. Continue reading

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Gore Range Panorama

Climbing is very rewarding. It is the ultimate in simplicity, measurable in it’s success, often as a result of teamwork and reliance on singular effort toward a common goal. The views are outstanding too! It’s said that the summit is only half-way, but what a great place to relax and enjoy the fruit of a little hard work. Continue reading

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