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Scenes from the San Juans

Red Mountain and Crystal LakeOn our recent trip, Tanya and I spent a couple of days camping outside Ouray, Colorado in the San Juan Mountains. I had hoped that being there in late September would result in nice fall colors in the aspens. That was not the case; it seems fall colors are late this year (I’ll need to remember this for future La Nina years, and next year appears to be another).

While I didn’t get the good fall colors I had hoped for, I did have fun shooting the area. With only two days, my photography was limited to a couple of areas: along the “Million Dollar Highway” between Ouray and Silverton and along State Highway 62 (and south of it along various county roads) between Ridgway and Dallas Divide. The photos here were all taken in these areas. Enjoy, and feel free to tell my what you think.

Aspens reflect in Crystal Lake

Aspens reflect in Crystal Lake

Sunrise on Red Mountain and Crystal Lake

Sunrise on Red Mountain and Crystal Lake, note the frosty foreground

Frosty leaves

Macro shot of frosty leaves near the lake shore

Frosty leaves

More frosty leaves by Crystal Lake

Hayden Mountain and Crystal Lake

Hayden Mountain and Crystal Lake

Mine in the Red Mountain District

Old mine near Red Mountain Pass

Yankee Girl Mine

Yankee Girl Mine, also near Red Mountain Pass

Sneffels Range

Aspens, still green unfortunately, and the Sneffels Range

Sneffels Range

Another view of the Sneffels Range

Panorama of the Sneffels Range

Two-shot panorama of the Sneffels Range

Sunset over the San Juans

Sunset over the Courthouse Mountain and the San Juans

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2 responses

  1. Love Colorado…the aspens are now long gone (at least in Middle Park). Guess we’re looking toward snow now!

    October 20, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    • Thanks for commenting! Yes, I found Colorado very lovely. I’d like to get back sometime to see it with snow.

      October 21, 2011 at 12:32 pm

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