Aspens & evergreens, a view from Cottonwood Pass, the dirt road down the west side, and us looking kind of tired.
A low cloud hanging over Taylor Reservoir.
Aspens on the eastern slopes of Cottonwood Pass, and colorful aspens on the Crested Butte side of Cottonwood Pass.
Whetstone Mountain, just south of town.
Mount Crested Butte and another shot near town.
Whetstone Mountain again.
Ruby Peak & Mount Owen from where we started, megan standing below a waterfall we later ascended, and me hiking below mount owen.
Megan halfway up the waterfall, Green Lake, the view north, and Megan hiking below Mount Owen. There was actually another, bigger, waterfall beyond the one we climbed up but it didn't look too climbable and by this time it had started to set in how tiny we were in comparison with the mountain and that we didn't need to make this hike any harder than it was by going off-trail.
Once we made it over the ridge, we were greeted with an amazing view of Marcellina Mountain jutting out from the aspens of Kebler Pass.
Megan in front of the Beckwiths, trees below us, the south end of the Raggeds, and us.
Me heading up the south ridge of Mount Owen and my stuff at the final summit. Pictures do not convey the size of these mountains. By the time I made it up to the summit (about 0.5 miles in the distance) I would be smaller than a dot in the left picture.
Looking back at the ridge that leads up to the summit of Mount Owen.
Dark Canyon and Marcellina Mountain from the top of Mount Owen. (Taken by Megan)
To the east, the back side of South Maroon Peak is the high point on the horizon. The redish cone shaped mountain on the left is Cinnamon Mountain and the redish mountain on the right is Mount Baldy, two other mountains I'd like to climb some day.
Aspens glow in the sunshine below East Beckwith Mountain.
Looking down on Green Lake, below Ruby Peak. The trail up to the saddle can be seen here.
The Raggeds, to the north.
Ruby Peak rising above the saddle.
Marcellina Mountain towering 3,000 feet above Kebler Pass road.
East and West Beckwith Mountains.
Marcellina Mountain and some aspens.
Mount Owen and Ruby Peak from Kebler Pass.
Marcellina Mountain, again.
Aspens light up the slopes as the sun sets.
Mount Daly and Capitol Peak as seen from Snowmass as we left for Aspen in the morning.
The Maroon Bells.
Aspen grove. I can't think of a better way to experience fall than walking through these trees on a sunny day with a crisp cool wind swirling around the fallen leaves.
Aspens around Maroon Lake.
North and South maroon peak. Despite apearrances in this picture, South Maroon Peak (on the left at 14,156') is actually 142' taller than North Maroon Peak (center).
Me standing beside crater Lake, an aspen leaf, and Megan sitting in Minnehaha Gulch, beside the Maroon Bells.
The view north from Willow Pass, and the view east, showing Willow Lake.
North Maroon Peak from Willow Pass.
Gold aspens below Sievers Mountain near Maroon Lake and some other rock formations.
Aspens on the west side of the pass, and the view on the east side.
Longs Peak, aspens, bighorn sheep in Horseshoe Park, and mountains above Horseshoe Park.
Horseshoe Falls at the Alluvial Fan, Old Fall River Road, the valley below the top of Trail Ridge Road (where a herd of elk were grazing), and a marmot.
Chasm Falls and aspen leaves collecting in a pool below the falls.
Longs Peak from Trail Ridge Road.
Red aspens near Glacier Gorge, and our campsite below Longs Peak. The campsites at RMNP are very nice, and since it was off-peak, we had no trouble finding an empty one.
Me standing above Alberta Falls. (Taken by Megan)
The trail, Megan above the falls, us, and colorful aspens on the opposing slope.
On the way to Alberta Falls, we saw elk all over the place. I don't really understand how the bull in the bottom right picture makes it through the woods with that rack on his head.
Glacier Gorge, Mills Lake, Megan at Mills Lake, and The Spearhead.
Ribbon Falls, Black Lake, and me rock hopping from the falls to Black Lake.
Megan rock hopping, and me below an unnamed waterfall.
McHenry's Peak, above Black Lake.
Megan walking the planks, aspens, the ground, and me hiking the final stretch where we got rained on a little bit.
Halletts Peak above Bear Lake.
Mount Evans, Colorado
September 24, 2012
Enjoying the fall color around Mount Evans.
Roxborough State Park, Colorado
March 15, 2009
A few photos from a quick stop at Roxborough State Park near Denver.
July 1 - 5, 2008
Staying in Denver and checking out the Indian Peaks, Mt. Evans, and Rocky Mountain NP.
Great Sand Dunes, Etc, Colorado
October 19 - 22, 2006
Checking out the Great Sand Dunes National Park, Fraser, and hiking up Green Mountain outside Boulder.
Skiing at Snowmass and Aspen mountains.
Short trip, just did a bike ride around the Flatirons.
Garden of the Gods, Colorado
March 15, 2009
A quick trip to Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.
Boulder & Denver, Colorado
March 13 - 17, 2009
A few photos from Boulder and Denver.
Crested Butte, Colorado
September 13 - 18, 2007
Hiking up Marcellina Mountain, to Frigid Air Pass, and a few other places, mostly in the Crested Butte area.
September 23 - 28, 2005
Hiking in Crested Butte, Aspen, and Rocky Mountain National Park.
Skiing at Vail and Beaver Creek resorts.