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.

View of rock cut and Pikes PeaK from Trail Ridge.

Rock Cut

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

Another view of Rock Cut.

Rock Cut II

Another view of Rock Cut.
Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

The tundra off trail ridge road in Rocky Mountain National Park glows in pre-sunset light.

Autumn Tundra

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

An approaching storm makes for an interesting sunset above treeline.

Nuclear Tundra

An approaching storm makes for an interesting sunset above treeline.
Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

Sunset from Trail Ridge.

Trail Ridge Sunset

Sunset from Trail Ridge.
Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

A faint rainbow appears in the fog above Lake Helene.

Miracle I

A faint rainbow appears in the fog above Lake Helene.
Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

The rocky peaks glow in miraculous sunrise light.

Peaks on Fire

The rocky peaks glow in miraculous sunrise light.
Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

Warm light floods the valleys at sunrise, as snow and sleet swirls around me. Sep 17, 2011

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.

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...

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!