Icy Autumn

Is this a winter scene or one of autumn? I love the colors of fall. The only thing better is when winter comes abruptly and paints a colorful autumn scene with tinges of white. These icy autumn seasons are the best of both seasons and make for some pretty incredible photos. I took this photo…

Yellow Snow – Fall Colors in Crested Butte

A different kind of yellow snow… This is a photo of two seasons colliding. Last year, Jake and I took an unbelievable trip to see the fall colors in Crested Butte and surrounding area. We camped right next to Lost Lake Slough near Crested Butte and bundled up (literally with everything we brought) to sleep the night…

Colorado’s Best Autumn Road Trip

Summer is drawing to a close and my favorite time of year is almost upon us. As the New Englanders say, “It is time for some leaf peeping.” Below you will see the route for Colorado’s best autumn road trip. On this trip you will pass through the largest Aspen forest in Colorado and by…

Standing in Reflection

One of my favorite things to do is to take people I love to the places I love. So when my Mom and aunt came to visit me in Colorado I knew that the view from Aspen’s Maroon Lake of the Maroon Bells had to be on the itinerary. We arrived in the parking lot before…

Lost Reflection

Chattering teeth, thick clothes, fog, snow, and fall colors… where else could this be but high in the Colorado mountains? This beautiful autumn scene reflects on the Lost Lake Slough near Crested Butte, Colorado. My wife and I camped in the frigid weather just to the right of that central colorful tree. This is a beautiful…

Color of Autumn

A close-up look at the proverbial drops-of-paint that color so much of Colorado this time of year. It is, of course, the Quaking Aspen leaves.

A Snowmass Night

Another view of Snowmass Mountain in Colorado, this time in the light of the stars and the moon that had dropped behind the peak. While I was taking this late night shot (actually it was a really, really early morning), I heard a rockslide across the lake. It was big enough to cause some alarm, but it…

Dam Mirror

This is another look at the Maroon Bells from Mirror Lake in Colorado. The small earthen dam is what holds back the water creating the beautiful reflective surface of the lake.

Trail Rider Pass

I took this image from atop the 12,420′ Trail Rider Pass. This is one of the 4 passes that the Four Pass Loop trail traverses on its way around the Maroon Bells in Colorado. This is an epic backcountry backpacking trip of about 26 miles, although we added in a side trip to Geneva Lake and…

Maroon Bells

This is arguably the most photographed spot in Colorado. It is the Maroon Bells, as seen from Mirror Lake. The Maroon Bells are two 14ers that have been given the unenviable nickname of the “deadly bells” because of how many people have died while trying to summit the peaks. These mountains are unusual in the…

Pika

This cute little furry creature is a Pika. I found this seemingly fearless creature near Aspen, Colorado. I say that he was fearless because he let me get very close with my camera. Pika’s are residents of the high country. They tend to live mostly above treeline in rocky outcroppings. If you have ever been on a…

Aspens Rise

The Fall season in Colorado is best experienced amongst the colorful Aspen trees. However, there is something eerily calm and beautiful about walking through a leafless Aspen forest durring the winter months.