Colorado Bison

The North American Bison, sometimes more commonly and incorrectly referred to as the American Buffalo, is an iconic creature. These massive creatures once dominated the central planes of North America. So much so that for many years these creatures became synonymous with the American West. It is thought that as many as 60,000,000 once roamed…

Independence Pass Sunset

This is Independence Pass, located east of Aspen, CO. It is 12,000′ above sea level. Although always beautiful, add a little ice melt and a sunset and it becomes one of the most stunningly scenic areas in Colorado.

Indian Peaks Creek

Immediately to the south of Rocky Mountain National Park lies the Indian Peaks Wilderness. This is federal land and can be accessed by everyone. It is a place with remote jagged peaks and full of snow in the winter and water in the summer. This remote Indian Peaks creek is just one of many unnamed…

Mount of the Holy Cross

For many years frontiersmen from the western United States told stories about a mountain with a giant cross etched in to its face. It was considered a legend for many years due to its remote location high in the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains. When the first photographs in the mid-nineteenth century made their way…

Corn Lily

This is a high alpine Corn Lily plant. While it does tend to resemble a corn plant it isn’t related. These plants tend to grow in large, tight communities and can cover an entire mountain side in lush green.

Mills Lake

Rocky Mountain National Park is one of my favorite places to hike. Although many of the short trails are often crowded, it can be easy to find solitude in the scenic mountainous terrain. I believe it has some of the best overnight backpacking in the entire National Park system. This is Mills Lake. It is a good…