Fall Circuit 2011 Part I

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McClure

The colors were not great at McClure this year--but the weather was!
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Maroon Sunrise

I ditched the crowds for my favorite spot on the far side of Maroon Lake, where you can always get a good look at the magnificent fall sunrises! Note line of 60+ photographers way on the shoreline.
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My Bells

The other direction, the famous Maroon Bells from the untraditional far side of the lake.
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Maroon Light I

Close up as the sun rises on Maroon Bells.
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Maroon Light II

Vertical orientation.
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Green and Yellow

I was struck by the vivid greens welcoming the brilliant yellows of Fall. This is a view from creek above Maroon Lake; it was a bit slippery on the rocks!
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A Walk in the Woods

A look at the trail up towards West Maroon, Maroon Bells, Snowmass Wilderness.
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Fall Above

On the way back up Maroon Creek, I scrambled up this steep hillside to get a shot of the brilliant aspen up higher. These plants led my eye upwards.
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Unsettled Aspen

The morning light was terrific in the Maroon valley--where the aspen are second to none!
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Stark Independence

A few inches of wet snow covered the tundra at Independence Pass at 12,000 feet. The storm light was amazing.
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Independence

Coming down the Pass towards Twin Lakes, a view down the valley.
That's all from this trip.
Nothing Beats a Fall Storm in Colorado!

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