Monday, May 31, 2010

Wild Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Cataract Creek near Silverthorne, Colorado

Friday, May 21, 2010

Angel of Shavano

Mount Shavano, with an altitude of 14,229 feet (4,337 meters), is one of the fourteeners of the U.S. State of Colorado. It is the 17th highest peak in Colorado and a near-neighbor to Tabeguache Peak. Mount Shavano is famous for the Angel of Shavano, a snow formation in the image of an angel that emerges on the east face of the mountain during snow melt each spring.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

South Boulder Peak

South Boulder Peak

Elevation: 8549 ft / 2606 m
Length: 6.5 miles roundtrip
Elevation Gain: 2956 ft
South Boulder Peak is the tallest of the peaks in the "Boulder Range" just west of Boulder Colorado upon which the famous Flatirons lie. It is also the highest of the six major peaks in the Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (from south to north these are: Eldorado, South Boulder, Bear, Green, Flagstaff, and Sanitas). For all this lofty altitude, however, it is visible from only a few places in town; from most angles, the nearly-as-tall and impressively pointy Bear Peak shields it from view. Nor does South Boulder Peak suffer under the profusion of hiking trails and climbing routes that other peaks in the area host and is thus much more lonely and than the neighboring Bear Peak and Green Mountain.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Roxborough Park

Roxborough State Park, Colorado

Roxborough is a Colorado Natural Area and a National Natural Landmark for good reason. The 3,339-acre park is filled with dramatic red-rock formations, distinct plant communities, and a host of wildlife ranging from black bears to mule deer.

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