An Evening At Cottonwood Pass
An Array Of Snow & Mountain Photos During A "Dud Sunset" - June 4, 2009
||June 4, 2009 - It has been rainy and cloudy for much of the past two weeks in
Very frustrating! Forget about photographing a Colorado sunset when the sky is dominated with thick gray clouds.
Ah but today there was a least a moderate break in the clouds. The few patches of
blue sky gave me hope that the sunset might be a photo-worthy.
Thus, I paid a visit to Cottonwood Pass on the Continental Divide this evening.
The adjacent photo is probably the very best picture of the evening. Lots of snow remains above timberline with a nice
view of the Three Apostles and its mountain range. Such a nice snow scene! :)
||I zoomed-in on the mountains. The summit of 14er
can be seen to the right of the third apostle.
||The standard photo of the sign at Cottonwood Pass.
||As I walked around awaiting the sunset, a man in a truck drove into the parking lot.
Look at his amazing Colorado vanity license plate! Snow more, huh? I love it! :)
||I drove a short distance on Gunnison County Road 209 (west of the pass)
to a spot with an uninhibited view of the sky. Adjacent is a photo of the
Unnamed Peak ~12,580
that is commonly walked to by visitors of the pass.
||The sunset was a dud. Looking out at those snowy peaks
that stand in front of Crested Butte,
a large mass of dark gray clouds came in. :(
||And here ya go... a token photo of me standing next to a large snow bank! :)
Photos provided by Steve Garufi in Buena Vista, Colorado.
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