Rocky Mountain Miracle Sep 17, 2011

A trip to Rocky Mountain National Park, Sep 16-17, 2011. Sunset from Trail Ridge, sunrise from above Lake Helene.
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Rock Cut

View of rock cut and Pikes PeaK from Trail Ridge.
Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Rock Cut II

Another view of Rock Cut.
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Autumn Tundra

The tundra off trail ridge road in Rocky Mountain National Park glows in pre-sunset light.
Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Nuclear Tundra

An approaching storm makes for an interesting sunset above treeline.
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Trail Ridge Sunset

Sunset from Trail Ridge.
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Miracle I

A faint rainbow appears in the fog above Lake Helene.
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Peaks on Fire

The rocky peaks glow in miraculous sunrise light.
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Sublime Rocky Sunrise

Warm light floods the valleys at sunrise, as snow and sleet swirls around me. Sep 17, 2011
Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

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Rocky Mountain Miracle

I told my hiking partner there was a one in a million chance of getting light at sunrise, as sleet snow and rain came down on us. There's always a chance, as this miraculous sunrise proves! Sep 17, 2011.
Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

What a weekend!