Sunrise on Mt. Evans

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Welcome to my inaugural blog post!  I call this a soft opening.  I’m still modifying the site to my liking and will do a Grand Opening soon!

I’m taking you on my first blog post to Mt. Evans Colorado.  It is the highest paved road in North America.  The summit of Mt. Evans is at 14,240 ft. above sea level.  The drive up starts at 7,500 feet in Idaho Spring where you turn off Interstate 70 to hit 14,264 feet at he summit.  You will pass through 3 life zones, passing ancient trees, lakes and forest and then finally end up on land above timberline.  If you are a fan on my Facebook page you can see pictures one of the sheep grazing along side of the road near the summit.

This was my father’s day gift to myself – an early pre-morning trip (2 hour trip to the summit) up to Mt. Evans for a 5:32am sunrise.  It was really windy and cold that morning, but this sunrise made it all worth while.  There was quite a bit of cloud movement and this deep orange glow on the horizon rising up through the dark storm clouds.

I have have some shots of the lake just below the summit called Summit Lake, but I’ll share those shots in the future.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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  • Now I would love to wake up to this scene! Wonderful shot!