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Colorado Wilderness 2013 Calendar

For the first time, I am releasing a 2013 calendar of my Colorado wilderness photos. The calendar features 12 of my best shots taken throughout the state and is available for purchase at Lulu.com. Buy them now from Lulu.com Colorado 2013 Calendar – 11×17″ Colorado 2013 Calendar -13.5×19″ 

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Lizard Head Wilderness

The Lizard Head Wilderness is a land of storybook mountains that jut above forests of aspen and spruce to towering heights, a place of wonderful blue lakes, and well watered alpine tundra expanses. The mountains receive higher than normal precipitation and are often rainy, and wet, but this gives rise to lush vegetation and spectacular summer alpine wildflowers. The San Miguel Mountains form a spine that extends east-west through the heart of the wilderness. Wilson Peak (14,017 ft), Mt Wilson (14,246 ft), and El Diente (14,159 ft) are the high points within the wilderness. Lizard Head peak, a spire that is the namesake of […]

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Colorado Backcountry Delivers Showy Autumn Colors

Click to enlarge photo I took this photo of Marcellina Mountain and the Raggeds Mountains framed by aspens on the Dark Canyon Trail near Kebler Pass, Colorado. The fall colors this year didn’t disappoint, thanks to monsoon moisture that impacted the state in July and August this summer and kept the aspens in healthy condition. The areas near Crested Butte, and especially the areas in and around the Raggeds Wilderness and the West Elk Wilderness were in their prime around the last week of September. If you missed the fall colors this year, it’s not too late. Many of the […]

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Colorado 2012 Fall Color Report

Across Colorado’s high country, the aspens, willows, and cottonwood trees are turning color. Due to the drought (low winter snowfall, and hot summer temperatures) the aspens are stressed and will be turning color earlier than normal. Peak color has already occurred in a few areas. and peak color in many areas will likely happen between September 15-22. For more details, see the weekly report posted on the Grand Mesa/Uncompahgre/Gunnison National Forest website:  Autumn Colors – Gunnison Nat’l Forest

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