New Direction

Sorry for being absent last week with no warning or explanation. I caught the flu while on a business trip and it put me down for the week. I hope you all are able to avoid that experience this year. It has been several years since I’ve had the influenza virus and I can tell…

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…

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…

The Night Before

It’s Christmas Eve! “And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared…and…said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the town of David a…

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…