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Going Home
A few days away .....a different place, a different pace, all reminders of how fortunate I am to call Wyoming home.
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Got music on, startling views, a kid sleeping through it all (angelically) like Charlie did in the back seat. Life is good. #centralcolorado #kenoshapass #sharonandthedapkings #summerfires #thefacelooksup
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Traded the board room for the green room 3 years ago. Best life decision I've made yet! #irrigation #ditchwork #waterrights  #ranchlife #centralcolorado #hardwork #iloveit #desktodirtbag #lowimpactlifestyle
Fall at Ruby Peak – A fall evening at Ruby Peak in the central Colorado Rocky Mountains.  This area is loaded with photo opportunities which all can be found along county road 12 that runs between Crested Butte and Paonia State Park (Hwy 133). Not only will you find 17 continuous miles of aspen trees, but you also get the Beckwith Mountains, Kebler Pass, Marcellina Mountain, Lake Irwin and Lost Lake campground (the last two are just a couple of miles off road 12). Fall colors usually start appearing halfway through September, and can last into early October.  Fair warning – this road can get very muddy so be prepared for some slick messy conditions in the rain.

Shot Details:
Nikon D800
w/ Nikkor 80-200mm lens
ISO-800, 1/500s, f/11, 135mm
Photo taken on 10/11/2014
Fall at Ruby Peak – A fall evening at Ruby Peak in the central Colorado Rocky Mountains.  This area is loaded with photo opportunities which all can be found along county road 12 that runs between Crested Butte and Paonia State Park (Hwy 133). Not only will you find 17 continuous miles of aspen trees, but you also get the Beckwith Mountains, Kebler Pass, Marcellina Mountain, Lake Irwin and Lost Lake campground (the last two are just a couple of miles off road 12). Fall colors usually start appearing halfway through September, and can last into early October.  Fair warning – this road can get very muddy so be prepared for some slick messy conditions in the rain. Shot Details: Nikon D800 w/ Nikkor 80-200mm lens ISO-800, 1/500s, f/11, 135mm Photo taken on 10/11/2014
The hauntingly beautiful interior of Bishop Castle in Rye, Colorado. A one-man stone and iron project that has been under construction for 40 years. A unique and must-see place if you love quirky roadside attractions. Be cautious, however, that there are uneven steps, open windows and slip and trip hazards everywhere, so it's not safe for small children, nor is it accessible for anyone with mobility issues. For more info on this interesting place check out the listing in Wikipedia.
The hauntingly beautiful interior of Bishop Castle in Rye, Colorado. A one-man stone and iron project that has been under construction for 40 years. A unique and must-see place if you love quirky roadside attractions. Be cautious, however, that there are uneven steps, open windows and slip and trip hazards everywhere, so it's not safe for small children, nor is it accessible for anyone with mobility issues. For more info on this interesting place check out the listing in Wikipedia.
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Fairy Trumpet Flower – A macro shot of one of the many Red Fairy Trumpet flowers growing along highway 12 heading east on the way up to Kebler Pass.  These flowers are a favorite of humming birds, and usually bloom in the high country from July to early September.

Shot Details:
Nikon D300
w/ Tamron 70-300mm lens (macro)
ISO-800, 1/125s, f/18, 300mm (macro)
Photo taken on 07/10/2010
Fairy Trumpet Flower – A macro shot of one of the many Red Fairy Trumpet flowers growing along highway 12 heading east on the way up to Kebler Pass.  These flowers are a favorite of humming birds, and usually bloom in the high country from July to early September. Shot Details: Nikon D300 w/ Tamron 70-300mm lens (macro) ISO-800, 1/125s, f/18, 300mm (macro) Photo taken on 07/10/2010
Aspen Leaf in Transition – Not all aspen put on the usual gold coat for fall. Some will appear as orange, or even red. This closeup shot caught one of the rarer red aspen in md-transition.  You can see the green chlorophyll fading away to reveal the fall colors as the leaves prepare to drop for winter. 
Shot Details:
Nikon D300
w/ Tamron 70-300MM lens
ISO-1250, 1/500s, f/5.6, 190mm
Photo taken on 09/26/2008
Aspen Leaf in Transition – Not all aspen put on the usual gold coat for fall. Some will appear as orange, or even red. This closeup shot caught one of the rarer red aspen in md-transition.  You can see the green chlorophyll fading away to reveal the fall colors as the leaves prepare to drop for winter. Shot Details: Nikon D300 w/ Tamron 70-300MM lens ISO-1250, 1/500s, f/5.6, 190mm Photo taken on 09/26/2008
The flowers have started to open in the high country! Took a quick phone snap of the Mules Ear flowers opening right now (5/25/2018) in Silverthorne, CO.
The flowers have started to open in the high country! Took a quick phone snap of the Mules Ear flowers opening right now (5/25/2018) in Silverthorne, CO.
Waterfall on Colorado 133 – A small waterfall on the roadside along Colorado highway 133 (just pass mile marker 49) on the way up to McClure Pass.  Like many of the smaller waterfalls in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, this one dries up later in the summer after the snow melt has finished higher up on the peaks.

Shot Details:
Nikon D300
w/ Nikkor 18-105mm lens
ISO-200, 1/3s, f/29, 42mm
Photo taken on 06/14/2010
Waterfall on Colorado 133 – A small waterfall on the roadside along Colorado highway 133 (just pass mile marker 49) on the way up to McClure Pass.  Like many of the smaller waterfalls in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, this one dries up later in the summer after the snow melt has finished higher up on the peaks. Shot Details: Nikon D300 w/ Nikkor 18-105mm lens ISO-200, 1/3s, f/29, 42mm Photo taken on 06/14/2010
It appears we're dealing with a juvenile bear on our property. Found this perfect print next to our shed. We did some exploring this morning on our land and surrounding BLM because the bear returned last night and destroyed 2 bird feeders. 😤 We have now taken steps to make sure there's nothing enticing here for the bear!! #MountainLife #bearsonourmountain #coloradobears #coloradowildlife #bearprint #beartracks #centralcolorado #rockymountains #bearseason #9000ftelevation
The wild Elks of early spring.
The wild Elks of early spring.
Hawaii is lush with blues, greens, and all colours of the rainbow from the tropical fish to the fruits and flowers, and everything in between. 
In contrast, Colorado’s colour scheme is more muted, more earthy. Sage green, greys, cool blues, and hundreds of shades of brown. Despite the stark difference, there’s still so much to see and marvel at here in the centennial state. As someone who gravitates towards colours, who knew I could love brown so much? //
#colorado #deckers #sedalia #centralcolorado #lostvalleyranch #rockymountains #pikenationalforest #explorecolorado #solotravel #optoutside #womenoutdoors #thegentlestrength #lightroom #rni #rnifilms
Hawaii is lush with blues, greens, and all colours of the rainbow from the tropical fish to the fruits and flowers, and everything in between. In contrast, Colorado’s colour scheme is more muted, more earthy. Sage green, greys, cool blues, and hundreds of shades of brown. Despite the stark difference, there’s still so much to see and marvel at here in the centennial state. As someone who gravitates towards colours, who knew I could love brown so much? // #colorado  #deckers  #sedalia  #centralcolorado  #lostvalleyranch  #rockymountains  #pikenationalforest  #explorecolorado  #solotravel  #optoutside  #womenoutdoors  #thegentlestrength  #lightroom  #rni  #rnifilms 
The northernmost peaks of the Sangre de Christo range. A mountain range has to start somewhere. #enjoyyourpubliclands #chaffeecounty #centralcolorado #sangredecristos
Cataract Creek – The winter of 2015 was very snowy one in Colorado and the spring melt found most rivers running full and fast. Cataract Creek was no exception as can be seen in this midday photo taken just above Lower Cataract Lake. Ironically, this image was actually taken on the last day of Spring, and the water was still running this high! The more adventurous can use the unseen trail to the left to follow the river to a few small waterfalls a little further upstream.

To get to Lower Cataract lake trail, take road 1725 west from Heeney, CO (along highway 30 by Green Mountain Reserviour)

Shot Details:
Nikon D800
w/ Nikkor 16-35mm lens
ISO-50, 1/4s, f/14, 16mm
Photo taken on 06/20/2015
Cataract Creek – The winter of 2015 was very snowy one in Colorado and the spring melt found most rivers running full and fast. Cataract Creek was no exception as can be seen in this midday photo taken just above Lower Cataract Lake. Ironically, this image was actually taken on the last day of Spring, and the water was still running this high! The more adventurous can use the unseen trail to the left to follow the river to a few small waterfalls a little further upstream. To get to Lower Cataract lake trail, take road 1725 west from Heeney, CO (along highway 30 by Green Mountain Reserviour) Shot Details: Nikon D800 w/ Nikkor 16-35mm lens ISO-50, 1/4s, f/14, 16mm Photo taken on 06/20/2015
Pulled 3 Browns out of the Swirling Circle of Goodness.  #RioGrandeHeadwaters #CentralColorado #SmallMountainStreams #FlyFishing #CatchAndRelease #Tenkara #KebariFlyFTW #Colorado
Moss under Maroon Lake – When conditions are right in the waters of Maroon Lake (near the Maroon Bells), bright green moss will cover the lake bed in the shallows by the early fall. I have only seen it this bright and thick just twice over the last 15 years. The underwater log in the shot has been there as long as I have been coming up to this location. It provides a good example of how slowly things decay in the cold waters of high altitude mountain lakes.

Shot Details:
Nikon D300
w/ Tamron 70-300mm lens
ISO-800, 1/160s, f/13, 130mm
Photo taken on 09/25/2008
Moss under Maroon Lake – When conditions are right in the waters of Maroon Lake (near the Maroon Bells), bright green moss will cover the lake bed in the shallows by the early fall. I have only seen it this bright and thick just twice over the last 15 years. The underwater log in the shot has been there as long as I have been coming up to this location. It provides a good example of how slowly things decay in the cold waters of high altitude mountain lakes. Shot Details: Nikon D300 w/ Tamron 70-300mm lens ISO-800, 1/160s, f/13, 130mm Photo taken on 09/25/2008
Oh hey! Happy Earth Day everyone! 🌍 Get outside and enjoy some fresh air. Check out your local #statepark, #metroparks, or #nationalpark. Whether you’re exploring fresh, new trails or your favorite trails that you’ve been hiking for years, there’s always something new you can discover. #Optoutside and #neverstopexploring. Thank Mama Aina for the air you breathe and #payitforward to help preserve wild areas. 
There will always be someone who sees natural areas as an avenue of exploitation to turn them into profit, but hopefully, there will be more people willing to stand up for the earth and value it for its cultural, historical, and environmental intrinsic value. It’s up to us to protect our parks, and I believe that we can and will. Now get out there and enjoy yourselves. ⛰🌲 //
#happyearthday #protectourparks #sedalia #explorecolorado #colorado #centralcolorado #uptous #solotraveler #thegentlestrength #adventure #nature #rockymountains #rockymountainhigh #pikenationalforest #nationalparkservice #lightroom #rni
Oh hey! Happy Earth Day everyone! 🌍 Get outside and enjoy some fresh air. Check out your local #statepark , #metroparks , or #nationalpark . Whether you’re exploring fresh, new trails or your favorite trails that you’ve been hiking for years, there’s always something new you can discover. #Optoutside  and #neverstopexploring . Thank Mama Aina for the air you breathe and #payitforward  to help preserve wild areas. There will always be someone who sees natural areas as an avenue of exploitation to turn them into profit, but hopefully, there will be more people willing to stand up for the earth and value it for its cultural, historical, and environmental intrinsic value. It’s up to us to protect our parks, and I believe that we can and will. Now get out there and enjoy yourselves. ⛰🌲 // #happyearthday  #protectourparks  #sedalia  #explorecolorado  #colorado  #centralcolorado  #uptous  #solotraveler  #thegentlestrength  #adventure  #nature  #rockymountains  #rockymountainhigh  #pikenationalforest  #nationalparkservice  #lightroom  #rni 
Winters are usually really hard for me. Anyone that’s lived through winters in the Midwest is sure to understand; our winters are 6-7 months long, grey, cold, and icy. I lucked out this winter, as I landed a work trade internship in Maui and was gone from November to mid-February. I spent a few days in Fort Collins before returning to Cleveland, but from mid-February to just a few days ago, I was back living in the Midwest. Even in those two months, I felt winter weighing heavy on me. I’m prone to depression and anxiety, and a lack of sunshine and warmth affects this.
I was, however, fortunate to be able to come back to Colorado to see @charlieich and his family at #LostValleyRanch, located in Sedalia, Colorado (which is in central Colorado, nestled comfortably in the Rocky Mountains, near #PikeNationalForest.) This experience affected me in a way I didn’t foresee. Blue skies, mountains all around me, ample hiking trails, horseback riding through the mountains, gentile hospitality and kindness from literally every person I met (I kid ye not). In short, Colorado won me over. 
For someone who always thought she had to live near large bodies of water to be happy, it came as a surprise to be so intoxicated by the dry beauty of the Southwest. And on top of that, to be won over by a state in my least favorite season is a HUGE thing. I can’t wait to see what my new home looks like in the seasons to come. //
#colorado #explorecolorado #sedalia #optoutside #solotraveler #exploreeverywhere #thegentlestrength #rni #southwest #lightroom #rockymountainhigh #rockymountains #centralcolorado
Winters are usually really hard for me. Anyone that’s lived through winters in the Midwest is sure to understand; our winters are 6-7 months long, grey, cold, and icy. I lucked out this winter, as I landed a work trade internship in Maui and was gone from November to mid-February. I spent a few days in Fort Collins before returning to Cleveland, but from mid-February to just a few days ago, I was back living in the Midwest. Even in those two months, I felt winter weighing heavy on me. I’m prone to depression and anxiety, and a lack of sunshine and warmth affects this. I was, however, fortunate to be able to come back to Colorado to see @charlieich and his family at #LostValleyRanch , located in Sedalia, Colorado (which is in central Colorado, nestled comfortably in the Rocky Mountains, near #PikeNationalForest .) This experience affected me in a way I didn’t foresee. Blue skies, mountains all around me, ample hiking trails, horseback riding through the mountains, gentile hospitality and kindness from literally every person I met (I kid ye not). In short, Colorado won me over. For someone who always thought she had to live near large bodies of water to be happy, it came as a surprise to be so intoxicated by the dry beauty of the Southwest. And on top of that, to be won over by a state in my least favorite season is a HUGE thing. I can’t wait to see what my new home looks like in the seasons to come. // #colorado  #explorecolorado  #sedalia  #optoutside  #solotraveler  #exploreeverywhere  #thegentlestrength  #rni  #southwest  #lightroom  #rockymountainhigh  #rockymountains  #centralcolorado 
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Moonlight on the Bells!
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This isn’t your typical shot of the Marron Bells. This photo was taken only using the light of the full moon! You can tell from the stars in the sky and the blurred clouds which moved a little during the long exposure. Since moonlight is just reflected sunlight, you can take what will look like a daylight photo just by using a longer exposure. You’ll need a tripod, and a camera capable of taking a 30+ second exposure at a high ISO. It also helps to have no wind as it will cause anything in the foreground to blur when it is moved by the breeze. When done correctly, it can give a very surreal look to a photo. DM me for additional hints on how to take moonlight photos!
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Shot Details:
Nikon D800
w/ 24-70mm lens
ISO-2000, 20s, f/5.6, 40mm
Photo taken on 09/16/2016
. Moonlight on the Bells! . This isn’t your typical shot of the Marron Bells. This photo was taken only using the light of the full moon! You can tell from the stars in the sky and the blurred clouds which moved a little during the long exposure. Since moonlight is just reflected sunlight, you can take what will look like a daylight photo just by using a longer exposure. You’ll need a tripod, and a camera capable of taking a 30+ second exposure at a high ISO. It also helps to have no wind as it will cause anything in the foreground to blur when it is moved by the breeze. When done correctly, it can give a very surreal look to a photo. DM me for additional hints on how to take moonlight photos! . Shot Details: Nikon D800 w/ 24-70mm lens ISO-2000, 20s, f/5.6, 40mm Photo taken on 09/16/2016
So grateful that I had the opportunity to come see my boyfriend and meet his family in person. Those three days were everything I needed in my life. I got to experience new things and new places, and by the sheer kindness and hospitality of #lostvalleyranch, I was able to enjoy my time there in the utmost comfort in my own cabin. Thank you LVL! Also, Charlie paired me with the chillest of bay babes and I bonded immediately. Trixie was the best. She deserves all the apples and neck pets.🐴
I know I’ve said this a million times, but due to recent events, I want to re-emphasize how much I love Colorado and how much I look forward to moving out there. I have a newfound sense of wonder and respect for the southwest, and I look forward to exploring more of it in the years to come. Fingers crossed, I’ll be packing up my bags (and probably a truck) for good and moving out west in the next 6-8 months. Less than a year away! I get excited just thinking about the possibility. 🤞🏼
Anyways, I just wanna say how much I admire my boyfriend @charlieich. Charlie, you pursued what made the most sense to you, what you loved, and I’m proud of you for taking that tough step. When I saw you last week, I saw how well you meshed with your surroundings, I saw you so happy. That makes me happy. I hope you find what you’re looking for. I hope you continue to pursue what you love and what makes you feel alive, and you do so unabashedly. 
Thank you @outdoorszy for getting at least one photo of us together. 😄 Also thanks for inviting me out and making this happen. I’m so glad I finally had the opportunity to meet you and Jim in person. //
#manythanks #duderanch #colorado #sedalia #horsebackriding #rockymountains #pikenationalforest #nps #rockymountainhigh #centralcolorado #girlslovetravel #glt #optoutside #neverstopexploring #mtnchicks #longdistancerelationship
So grateful that I had the opportunity to come see my boyfriend and meet his family in person. Those three days were everything I needed in my life. I got to experience new things and new places, and by the sheer kindness and hospitality of #lostvalleyranch , I was able to enjoy my time there in the utmost comfort in my own cabin. Thank you LVL! Also, Charlie paired me with the chillest of bay babes and I bonded immediately. Trixie was the best. She deserves all the apples and neck pets.🐴 I know I’ve said this a million times, but due to recent events, I want to re-emphasize how much I love Colorado and how much I look forward to moving out there. I have a newfound sense of wonder and respect for the southwest, and I look forward to exploring more of it in the years to come. Fingers crossed, I’ll be packing up my bags (and probably a truck) for good and moving out west in the next 6-8 months. Less than a year away! I get excited just thinking about the possibility. 🤞🏼 Anyways, I just wanna say how much I admire my boyfriend @charlieich. Charlie, you pursued what made the most sense to you, what you loved, and I’m proud of you for taking that tough step. When I saw you last week, I saw how well you meshed with your surroundings, I saw you so happy. That makes me happy. I hope you find what you’re looking for. I hope you continue to pursue what you love and what makes you feel alive, and you do so unabashedly. Thank you @outdoorszy for getting at least one photo of us together. 😄 Also thanks for inviting me out and making this happen. I’m so glad I finally had the opportunity to meet you and Jim in person. // #manythanks  #duderanch  #colorado  #sedalia  #horsebackriding  #rockymountains  #pikenationalforest  #nps  #rockymountainhigh  #centralcolorado  #girlslovetravel  #glt  #optoutside  #neverstopexploring  #mtnchicks  #longdistancerelationship 
Hard to believe we're less than 6 months away from scenes like this. This view through the fall aspen trees is at the base of Carbon Peak on the road up to Ohio Pass. This area is filled with aspen groves and is located in the central Colorado Rocky Mountains about 20 miles North of Gunnison on Ohio Creek Rd (730). Shot Details:
Nikon D300
w/80-200mm lens
ISO-400, 1/500s, f/6.3, 200mm
Photo taken on 09/25/2008
Hard to believe we're less than 6 months away from scenes like this. This view through the fall aspen trees is at the base of Carbon Peak on the road up to Ohio Pass. This area is filled with aspen groves and is located in the central Colorado Rocky Mountains about 20 miles North of Gunnison on Ohio Creek Rd (730). Shot Details: Nikon D300 w/80-200mm lens ISO-400, 1/500s, f/6.3, 200mm Photo taken on 09/25/2008
If you live or do business in Central Colorado, please earmark some charitable dollars for these folks! Happy to consider them friends of Buy Land America •
https://www.coloradogives.org/CUSP/overview 
#buylandamerica #toptennlife
If you live or do business in Central Colorado, please earmark some charitable dollars for these folks! Happy to consider them friends of Buy Land America • https://www.coloradogives.org/CUSP/overview #buylandamerica  #toptennlife 
Caught this sunrise over Blue Mesa Reservoir while out on a fall leaf expedition. Blue Mesa Reservoir is located in Central Colorado about 10 miles West of Gunnison along State Highway 50. It is part of the Curecanti National Recreation Area which offers many camping, boating, and fishing opportunities year round.

Shot Details:
Nikon D800
w/ Nikkor 70-200mm lens
ISO-400, 1/60s, f/9, 70mm
Sunpack Tripod
Photo taken on 09/30/2015
Caught this sunrise over Blue Mesa Reservoir while out on a fall leaf expedition. Blue Mesa Reservoir is located in Central Colorado about 10 miles West of Gunnison along State Highway 50. It is part of the Curecanti National Recreation Area which offers many camping, boating, and fishing opportunities year round. Shot Details: Nikon D800 w/ Nikkor 70-200mm lens ISO-400, 1/60s, f/9, 70mm Sunpack Tripod Photo taken on 09/30/2015
NEW EPISODE: In which Jeff tries to record the ultrasonic hunting calls of bats….and misidentifies the species of bat on the Bacardi rum bottle.
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#batrecording #ultrasonic #orientlandtrust #192k #256k #384k #valleyviewhotsprings #travelpodcast #batsong #sanluisvalley #centralcolorado
These little cuties made their debut yesterday afternoon. Princess, their mother, did great. She is a proud mother of ten.

#ranchweddingvenue #farmweddingvenue #piglets #love #coloradoweddingvenue #weddingvenue #workingranch #springbabies #littlecuties #naturalcolorado #outdoorwedding #centralcolorado #colorado #workingranch
Here’s a nice shot of some Scrub Oak leaves that have fully changed and are ready to drop. These large bushes can be found all over the mid-elevations of the Colorado Rockies and are often accompanied by aspens. Since they take a little longer to transition from dark green, to yellow, and then to their final shade of brick red, they also help extend photo opportunities. This grove was located just a few miles east of Paonia State Park on County Road 12.

Shot Details:
Nikon D70
w/ Tamron 70-300mm lens
ISO-200, 1/400s, f/6.3, 210mm
Photo taken on 10/06/2005

#autumn #outdoors #nature #colorado #coloradical #belikecolorado #centralcolorado #fallleaves #falloaks #autumncolors #autumnleaves #rockymountains #greatoutdoors #naturelovers #stayandwonder #wandering #getoutthere #westbysouthwest #lonelyplanet #bns_landscape #wondersofourplanet #theworldshotz #digitalphotography #naturephotography #fallphotography #nikonworld #nikonworld_ #nikonnation #tamronlens #nikond70
Here’s a nice shot of some Scrub Oak leaves that have fully changed and are ready to drop. These large bushes can be found all over the mid-elevations of the Colorado Rockies and are often accompanied by aspens. Since they take a little longer to transition from dark green, to yellow, and then to their final shade of brick red, they also help extend photo opportunities. This grove was located just a few miles east of Paonia State Park on County Road 12. Shot Details: Nikon D70 w/ Tamron 70-300mm lens ISO-200, 1/400s, f/6.3, 210mm Photo taken on 10/06/2005 #autumn  #outdoors  #nature  #colorado  #coloradical  #belikecolorado  #centralcolorado  #fallleaves  #falloaks  #autumncolors  #autumnleaves  #rockymountains  #greatoutdoors  #naturelovers  #stayandwonder  #wandering  #getoutthere  #westbysouthwest  #lonelyplanet  #bns_landscape  #wondersofourplanet  #theworldshotz  #digitalphotography  #naturephotography  #fallphotography  #nikonworld  #nikonworld_  #nikonnation  #tamronlens  #nikond70 
It may look like the middle of Winter, but it's actually early spring at Hoosier Pass on Highway 9 (just south of Breckenridge) in the central Colorado Rocky Mountains. This shot was taken a few years ago during a year when there was a good snow pack.

Shot Details:
Nikon D800
w/ 24-70mm Nikkor lens
ISO-100, 1/400s, f/10, 32mm
Photo taken on 04/04/2014
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#colorado #coloradical #belikecolorado #centralcolorado #winter #wintersnow #winterforrest #snowymountains #rockymountains #greatoutdoors #naturelovers #forrest #stayandwonder #wandering #wondering #explorers #getoutthere #westbysouthwest #lonelyplanet #bns_landscape #wondersofourplanet #theworldshotz #digitalphotography #naturephotography #winterphotography #nikonworld #nikonworld_ #nikonnation #nikkorlens #nikond800
It may look like the middle of Winter, but it's actually early spring at Hoosier Pass on Highway 9 (just south of Breckenridge) in the central Colorado Rocky Mountains. This shot was taken a few years ago during a year when there was a good snow pack. Shot Details: Nikon D800 w/ 24-70mm Nikkor lens ISO-100, 1/400s, f/10, 32mm Photo taken on 04/04/2014 . . . . #colorado  #coloradical  #belikecolorado  #centralcolorado  #winter  #wintersnow  #winterforrest  #snowymountains  #rockymountains  #greatoutdoors  #naturelovers  #forrest  #stayandwonder  #wandering  #wondering  #explorers  #getoutthere  #westbysouthwest  #lonelyplanet  #bns_landscape  #wondersofourplanet  #theworldshotz  #digitalphotography  #naturephotography  #winterphotography  #nikonworld  #nikonworld_  #nikonnation  #nikkorlens  #nikond800 
Found this wind shaped ice cube being blown across the frozen surface of Echo Lake near Mount Evans in Colorado’s front range. There were many other interesting cracks and patterns in the frozen surface of the lake due the slow warming of the approaching Rocky Mountain spring.

Shot Details:
Nikon D800
w/ Tamron 70-300mm Macro lens
ISO-400, 1/1000, f/10, 240mm
Photo taken on 03/04/2018
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#colorado #centralcolorado #frozenlake #ice #winter #rockymountains #greatoutdoors #naturelovers #digitalphotography #naturephotography #winterphotography #macrophotography #closeup #coloradical #belikecolorado #wandering #explorers #getoutthere #nikond800 #nikonworld_ #nikonnation #tamronlens #stayandwonder #bns_landscape #wondersofourplanet #theworldshotz #lonelyplanet #lpfanphoto #mylpguide
Found this wind shaped ice cube being blown across the frozen surface of Echo Lake near Mount Evans in Colorado’s front range. There were many other interesting cracks and patterns in the frozen surface of the lake due the slow warming of the approaching Rocky Mountain spring. Shot Details: Nikon D800 w/ Tamron 70-300mm Macro lens ISO-400, 1/1000, f/10, 240mm Photo taken on 03/04/2018 . . . . . #colorado  #centralcolorado  #frozenlake  #ice  #winter  #rockymountains  #greatoutdoors  #naturelovers  #digitalphotography  #naturephotography  #winterphotography  #macrophotography  #closeup  #coloradical  #belikecolorado  #wandering  #explorers  #getoutthere  #nikond800  #nikonworld_  #nikonnation  #tamronlens  #stayandwonder  #bns_landscape  #wondersofourplanet  #theworldshotz  #lonelyplanet  #lpfanphoto  #mylpguide 
Golden fall aspens guard the rock walls of High Mesa which is located in the Cimarron Range of Central Colorado. You can reach this area by traveling south on Cimarron Road off Hwy 50 (the turnoff is just west of Pleasant Valley). The views along this road will change often as you work your way back into the valley. Be sure to check out Silver Jack Reservoir just before you get to High Mesa.
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Shot Details:
Nikon D300
w/ Nikkor 18-200mm lens
ISO-400, 1/160s, f/14, 130mm
Photo taken on 10/02/2008
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#colorado #centralcolorado #fallleaves #fallaspens #autumncolors #autumnleaves #rockymountains #greatoutdoors #naturelovers #digitalphotography #naturephotography #fallphotography #coloradical #belikecolorado #wandering #explorers #getoutthere #westbysouthwest #nikond300 #nikonworld_ #nikonnation #nikkor #nikkorlens #stayandwonder #bns_landscape #wondersofourplanet #theworldshotz #lonelyplanet #lpfanphoto #mylpguide
Golden fall aspens guard the rock walls of High Mesa which is located in the Cimarron Range of Central Colorado. You can reach this area by traveling south on Cimarron Road off Hwy 50 (the turnoff is just west of Pleasant Valley). The views along this road will change often as you work your way back into the valley. Be sure to check out Silver Jack Reservoir just before you get to High Mesa. . Shot Details: Nikon D300 w/ Nikkor 18-200mm lens ISO-400, 1/160s, f/14, 130mm Photo taken on 10/02/2008 . . . . #colorado  #centralcolorado  #fallleaves  #fallaspens  #autumncolors  #autumnleaves  #rockymountains  #greatoutdoors  #naturelovers  #digitalphotography  #naturephotography  #fallphotography  #coloradical  #belikecolorado  #wandering  #explorers  #getoutthere  #westbysouthwest  #nikond300  #nikonworld_  #nikonnation  #nikkor  #nikkorlens  #stayandwonder  #bns_landscape  #wondersofourplanet  #theworldshotz  #lonelyplanet  #lpfanphoto  #mylpguide 
Fall on the Gunnison River just a few miles west of the actual town of Gunnison along Colorado Hwy 50. Ironically, the river changed direction the year after this photo was taken. It now runs behind the trees on the right leaving only a pond where the river used to run. Who knows when it will change again...
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Shot Details:
Nikon D70
w/ Nikkor 18-200mm lens
ISO-200, 1/250s, f/11, 18mm
Photo taken on 09/29/2005
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#colorado #centralcolorado #coloradical #gunnison #river #gunnisonriver #fall #fallleaves #fallaspens #autumncolors #autumn #lifeisgood #naturelovers #nature #stayandwander #wanderlust #explore #getoutthere #belikecolorado #westbysouthwest #outdoors #greatoutdoors #outdoorphotography #digitalphotography #naturephotography #nikon #nikonnation #nikkor #nikkorlens #nikond800
Fall on the Gunnison River just a few miles west of the actual town of Gunnison along Colorado Hwy 50. Ironically, the river changed direction the year after this photo was taken. It now runs behind the trees on the right leaving only a pond where the river used to run. Who knows when it will change again... . Shot Details: Nikon D70 w/ Nikkor 18-200mm lens ISO-200, 1/250s, f/11, 18mm Photo taken on 09/29/2005 . . . . #colorado  #centralcolorado  #coloradical  #gunnison  #river  #gunnisonriver  #fall  #fallleaves  #fallaspens  #autumncolors  #autumn  #lifeisgood  #naturelovers  #nature  #stayandwander  #wanderlust  #explore  #getoutthere  #belikecolorado  #westbysouthwest  #outdoors  #greatoutdoors  #outdoorphotography  #digitalphotography  #naturephotography  #nikon  #nikonnation  #nikkor  #nikkorlens  #nikond800 
A colorful fall photo of East Beckwith Mountain along County Road 12 just west of Kebler pass in the central Colorado Rockies. There are miles of aspen along this section of the road with many opportunities for photos like this one. Sadly, even a photographer’s patience wasn’t going to win this day as I waited and waited, but the clouds just wouldn’t lift off the peak.

Shot Details:
Nikon D800
w/ Nikkor 70-200mm lens
ISO-400, 1/1600s, f/11, 70mm
Sunpack tripod
Photo taken on 10/02/2014
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#colorado #centralcolorado #coloradical #rockymountains #mountains #eastbeckwithmountains #fall #fallleaves #fallaspens #autumncolors #autumn #lifeisgood #naturelovers #nature #stayandwander #wanderlust #explore #getoutthere #lonelyplanet #lpfanphoto #mylpguide #lppostcards #bns_landscape #aweshotz #wondersofourplanet #belikecolorado #westbysouthwest #theworldshotz
A colorful fall photo of East Beckwith Mountain along County Road 12 just west of Kebler pass in the central Colorado Rockies. There are miles of aspen along this section of the road with many opportunities for photos like this one. Sadly, even a photographer’s patience wasn’t going to win this day as I waited and waited, but the clouds just wouldn’t lift off the peak. Shot Details: Nikon D800 w/ Nikkor 70-200mm lens ISO-400, 1/1600s, f/11, 70mm Sunpack tripod Photo taken on 10/02/2014 . . . #colorado  #centralcolorado  #coloradical  #rockymountains  #mountains  #eastbeckwithmountains  #fall  #fallleaves  #fallaspens  #autumncolors  #autumn  #lifeisgood  #naturelovers  #nature  #stayandwander  #wanderlust  #explore  #getoutthere  #lonelyplanet  #lpfanphoto  #mylpguide  #lppostcards  #bns_landscape  #aweshotz  #wondersofourplanet  #belikecolorado  #westbysouthwest  #theworldshotz 
A nice fall shot of Crater Lake with Maroon Bells in the background. Many people stop at Maroon Lake to take pictures which is near where they can park. However, taking the short one hour hike up the trail to this hidden gem of a lake at the foot of the Maroon Bells gives a different view of the mountains. Unfortunately, there are usually quite a few people up there, so I did something with this photo that I normally don’t – I removed them from the image using Photoshop. Just being honest … 😊

Shot Details:
Nikon D800
w/ Nikkor 18-200mm lens
ISO-400, 1/160s, f/13, 20mm
Sunpack tripod
Photo taken on 09/20/2014
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#colorado #centralcolorado #coloradical #rockymountains #mountains #maroonbells #fall #fallleaves #fallaspens #autumncolors #autumn #outdoors #greatoutdoors #outdoorphotography #digitalphotography #naturephotography #photography #nikon #nikonnation #nikkor #nikkornation #nikkorlens #nikond800 #sunpack
A nice fall shot of Crater Lake with Maroon Bells in the background. Many people stop at Maroon Lake to take pictures which is near where they can park. However, taking the short one hour hike up the trail to this hidden gem of a lake at the foot of the Maroon Bells gives a different view of the mountains. Unfortunately, there are usually quite a few people up there, so I did something with this photo that I normally don’t – I removed them from the image using Photoshop. Just being honest … 😊 Shot Details: Nikon D800 w/ Nikkor 18-200mm lens ISO-400, 1/160s, f/13, 20mm Sunpack tripod Photo taken on 09/20/2014 . . . #colorado  #centralcolorado  #coloradical  #rockymountains  #mountains  #maroonbells  #fall  #fallleaves  #fallaspens  #autumncolors  #autumn  #outdoors  #greatoutdoors  #outdoorphotography  #digitalphotography  #naturephotography  #photography  #nikon  #nikonnation  #nikkor  #nikkornation  #nikkorlens  #nikond800  #sunpack 
This past week has been awesome. Waking up at the cabin to fresh snow each morning has provided some awesome settings for photography. I really like how this picture has such a cool reflection in the door window.

#thecabinchronicles #lowimpactlifestyle #offgrid #centralcolorado
Temps have dropped BIG TIME here at the ranch and Sierra’s been spending the past few evenings sleeping on the recliner directly in front of the wood stove. I can only imagine the dreams racing through her head after a long day of running around in the forest. 
#TheCabinChronicles #OffGridLiving #LowImpactLifestyle #CentralColorado #RockyMountains
Here’s a fun example of one of the fall Mash-ups that can be found all over the Colorado Rocky Mountains. This one happened to be under some aspens at McClure pass in Central Colorado. With so many types of plants changing to different colors at different times, scenes like this can be found through most of the fall.

Shot Details:
Nikon D70
w/ Nikkor 70-300mm lens
ISO-200, 1/20s, f/16, 70mm
Sunpack Tripod
Photo taken on 09/28/2007
Here’s a fun example of one of the fall Mash-ups that can be found all over the Colorado Rocky Mountains. This one happened to be under some aspens at McClure pass in Central Colorado. With so many types of plants changing to different colors at different times, scenes like this can be found through most of the fall. Shot Details: Nikon D70 w/ Nikkor 70-300mm lens ISO-200, 1/20s, f/16, 70mm Sunpack Tripod Photo taken on 09/28/2007
Grabbed this closeup shot of a pair of fall aspen leaves near Maroon Bells in Central Colorado.  The dark background in the shot is actually just the valley in the distance which was still deep in shadow during the early morning.

Shot Details:
Nikon D300
w/ Nikkor 18-200mm lens
ISO-400, 1/500s, f/18, 200mm
Photo taken on 9/25/2008
Grabbed this closeup shot of a pair of fall aspen leaves near Maroon Bells in Central Colorado.  The dark background in the shot is actually just the valley in the distance which was still deep in shadow during the early morning. Shot Details: Nikon D300 w/ Nikkor 18-200mm lens ISO-400, 1/500s, f/18, 200mm Photo taken on 9/25/2008
Finally back at the cabin and would you just look at that disgraceful little wood pile?! Time to get busy, it’s a fine day for some chainsawing. I might even bust out the outdoorsman axe if I feel like pretending to be Paul Bunyan for a few hours (minutes)… ;) #TheCabinChronicles #GladToBeBack #OffGridLiving #EarnYourKeep #CentralColorado #RockyMountains
The white bark and dark "eyes" of aspen tree trunks along McClure Pass in the Central colorado Rocky Mountains.  Kind of makes me think of Zebra "spots" instead of stripes. It's hard to find pristine tree trunks along the roadside since so many people think they have the right to leave their mark while they're "visiting". 👎😡 Shot Details:
Nikon D300
w/ Quantaray 70-300mm lens
ISO-400, 1/200s, f/11, 200mm
Sunpack tripod
Photo taken on 6/14/2010
The white bark and dark "eyes" of aspen tree trunks along McClure Pass in the Central colorado Rocky Mountains.  Kind of makes me think of Zebra "spots" instead of stripes. It's hard to find pristine tree trunks along the roadside since so many people think they have the right to leave their mark while they're "visiting". 👎😡 Shot Details: Nikon D300 w/ Quantaray 70-300mm lens ISO-400, 1/200s, f/11, 200mm Sunpack tripod Photo taken on 6/14/2010
“The conclusion of this?  You should always look on human life as short and cheap.  Yesterday sperm: tomorrow a mummy or ashes. 
So one should pass through this tiny fragment of time in tune with nature, and leave it gladly, as an olive might fall ripe, blessing the earth which bore it and grateful to the tree which gave it growth.” — Marcus Aurelius; Meditations, Book 4.48
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#sanisabel #sanisabelnationalforest #rockymountains #colorado #yocolorado #colorado_creative #coloradoinstagram #andcolorado #viewsfromcolorado #wayupcolorado #fantastic_earth #wildernessculture #earthfocus #explorecolorado #landscapecaptures #colorado #visitcolorado #centralcolorado #5280life #amazingdestination #rei1440project
“The conclusion of this? You should always look on human life as short and cheap. Yesterday sperm: tomorrow a mummy or ashes. So one should pass through this tiny fragment of time in tune with nature, and leave it gladly, as an olive might fall ripe, blessing the earth which bore it and grateful to the tree which gave it growth.” — Marcus Aurelius; Meditations, Book 4.48 . . . . . #sanisabel  #sanisabelnationalforest  #rockymountains  #colorado  #yocolorado  #colorado_creative  #coloradoinstagram  #andcolorado  #viewsfromcolorado  #wayupcolorado  #fantastic_earth  #wildernessculture  #earthfocus  #explorecolorado  #landscapecaptures  #colorado  #visitcolorado  #centralcolorado  #5280life  #amazingdestination  #rei1440project 
Nothing like a few raindrops on a fall aspen leaf to bring it to life.  Found this one on a gravel path in the Silver Queen campground near Maroon Bells in central Colorado.

Shot Details:
Nikon D70
w/Quantaray 70-300mm Macro lens
ISO-200, 1/100s, f/9, 200mm
Sunpack tripod
Photo taken on 9/28/2007
Nothing like a few raindrops on a fall aspen leaf to bring it to life.  Found this one on a gravel path in the Silver Queen campground near Maroon Bells in central Colorado. Shot Details: Nikon D70 w/Quantaray 70-300mm Macro lens ISO-200, 1/100s, f/9, 200mm Sunpack tripod Photo taken on 9/28/2007
Winter wonderland. What is there not to love about #Colorado? #snow #whitechristmas #mountains #funinthesnow #centralcolorado #homeawayfromhome #besttimeoftheyear🎄⛄🎁🎅❄
Waiting for snow. The northernmost peaks of the Sangre de Christo range. #centralcolorado #sangredechristo #enjoyyourpubliclands #utetrail
Fall aspen reflections in Rowdy Lake located just off forest road 858 in southwest Colorado. The reflection took on the look of a painting with the help of dozens of tiny fish that kept creating ripples while nipping at food on the water's surface.

Shot details:
Nikon D300
w/ Nikkor 80-200mm macro zoom
ISO-800, 1/400s, f/9, 200mm (macro)
Sunpak tripod
Photo taken on 9/26/2009
Fall aspen reflections in Rowdy Lake located just off forest road 858 in southwest Colorado. The reflection took on the look of a painting with the help of dozens of tiny fish that kept creating ripples while nipping at food on the water's surface. Shot details: Nikon D300 w/ Nikkor 80-200mm macro zoom ISO-800, 1/400s, f/9, 200mm (macro) Sunpak tripod Photo taken on 9/26/2009
A fall morning closeup of a mountain dandelion (salsify) near Maroon Bells in the Central Colorado Rocky Mountains. The dark background was courtesy of a hillside across the valley where the sun had not yet risen high enough to shine on it.

Shot details:
Nikon D300
w/ Tamron 70-300mm macro zoom
ISO-1250, 1/500s, f/18, 170mm (macro)
Sunpak tripod
Photo taken on 9/25/2008
A fall morning closeup of a mountain dandelion (salsify) near Maroon Bells in the Central Colorado Rocky Mountains. The dark background was courtesy of a hillside across the valley where the sun had not yet risen high enough to shine on it. Shot details: Nikon D300 w/ Tamron 70-300mm macro zoom ISO-1250, 1/500s, f/18, 170mm (macro) Sunpak tripod Photo taken on 9/25/2008
Nice sunset tonight on my way home from Crested Butte #monarchpass #colorado #sunset #crestedbutte #gunnison #happychanukah #lotsofmiles #newdaynewtrip #work #ccc #views #centralcolorado
“The search may begin with a restless feeling, as if one were being watched.  One turns in all directions and sees nothing.  Yet one senses that there’s a source for this deep restlessness and the path that leads there is not a path to a strange place, but the path home.” ——————————————————————————
“‘But you are home,’ cries the witch of the north, ‘all you have to do is wake up.’” ——————————————————————————
“The journey is hard, but the secret place, where we have always been, is overgrown with thorns and thickets of ideas, of fears, and defenses, prejudices, and repressions.”
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Panasonic LUMIX G7
#coloradotography #whiterivernationalforest #rockymountains #fallcolors #colorado_creative #coloradoinstagram #andcolorado #viewsfromcolorado #wayupcolorado #fantastic_earth #wildernessculture #earthfocus #explorecolorado #landscapecaptures #colorado #marble #visitcolorado #centralcolorado #5280life #amazingdestination #landscapephotography #landscapelovers #lumix #lumixg7 #rei1440project #backcountry #mountains #mountainporn #nature
“The search may begin with a restless feeling, as if one were being watched. One turns in all directions and sees nothing. Yet one senses that there’s a source for this deep restlessness and the path that leads there is not a path to a strange place, but the path home.” —————————————————————————— “‘But you are home,’ cries the witch of the north, ‘all you have to do is wake up.’” —————————————————————————— “The journey is hard, but the secret place, where we have always been, is overgrown with thorns and thickets of ideas, of fears, and defenses, prejudices, and repressions.” . . . . . Panasonic LUMIX G7 #coloradotography  #whiterivernationalforest  #rockymountains  #fallcolors  #colorado_creative  #coloradoinstagram  #andcolorado  #viewsfromcolorado  #wayupcolorado  #fantastic_earth  #wildernessculture  #earthfocus  #explorecolorado  #landscapecaptures  #colorado  #marble  #visitcolorado  #centralcolorado  #5280life  #amazingdestination  #landscapephotography  #landscapelovers  #lumix  #lumixg7  #rei1440project  #backcountry  #mountains  #mountainporn  #nature