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photoblog image Cross Mountain Trail

Cross Mountain Trail

          .... Of which we were able to hike ten steps...

                    The forest and wildlands in this area were closed

                     due to the severe drought and fire danger. 

                     I'm unsure what these peaks are...

                     perspective is a very strange thing in the Rockies. 

                     These surely were "Fourteeners". 

                     i.e.  Peaks over 14,000 feet (4,267 meters)

                     Could be Wilson Peak, El Diente Peak, Mount Wilson...

                     Dan Miller - Any ideas, buddy?

 

                                        So.... Dan says Wilson Peak!!!!

 

 

 

Cross Mountain Trail

          .... Of which we were able to hike ten steps...

                    The forest and wildlands in this area were closed

                     due to the severe drought and fire danger. 

                     I'm unsure what these peaks are...

                     perspective is a very strange thing in the Rockies. 

                     These surely were "Fourteeners". 

                     i.e.  Peaks over 14,000 feet (4,267 meters)

                     Could be Wilson Peak, El Diente Peak, Mount Wilson...

                     Dan Miller - Any ideas, buddy?

 

                                        So.... Dan says Wilson Peak!!!!

 

 

 

comments (24)

  • Harry
  • USA
  • 2 Jul 2018, 03:19
Nice mountain scene. The weather makes it tough for us to plan an adventure... Glad you got some good shots.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Harry! Yes, indeed, it does!
Tell me again...Why did we have to come back...?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Ummm.... because we haven't won the lottery yet...
Jolie photo avec la montagne enneigée.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Martine!
And to think the summer season has only just begun! At least you were able to catch this lovely view, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I know - frightening! Thank you, Ginnie!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Jul 2018, 06:15
I love the layers here, Elizabeth. I am glad they take care, I know that is a disappointment of not going on the hike. Maybe another time?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Astrid! Yes - better safe than sorry... Perhaps another time - yes!
Très belle prise de vue ..la sécheresse gros fleau ..
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Claudine!!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 2 Jul 2018, 06:43
From this distance they look massive to me Elizabeth
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Well... they ARE! smile
A sensible precaution I guess but a disappointment for you

Looks lovely
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes - on both accounts, Bill!
Thank you, Bill!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Jul 2018, 07:44
What a view - it reminds me of our Alps.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes - I can see that... Your Alps are only 1,000 feet higher, aren't they!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Jul 2018, 07:59
Sorry to hear that you weren't able to do any hiking. Such amazing views from the edge of the highway, though. The mountains of Colorado especially are hugely impressive.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Well - not here anywhere - lots of hiking was done elsewhere!
Yes - Colorado is it's own special world!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 2 Jul 2018, 07:59
I like seeing the snow still on them. Best not venture in if there is a fire risk.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Snow is on some of them year round... especially on the north side.
You got a nice shot, anyway!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yeah - not bad!!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 2 Jul 2018, 10:05
Ten steps hiked - you have the rest of the day and each other. Shouldn't be an issue smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yep - we went elsewhere after taking in this lovely view!
Shame you couldn't do the walk you'd panned, but you did get to see this very impressive mountainscape.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yep... in the Rockies - the possibilities are endless!
virtually walking in this forest. Thank you for this mountain scene.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: We found forest elsewhere! You're welcome!
It may be just an illusion, Elizabeth, but those peaks look to be quite close. I suppose the snow never completely melts near the top. Beautifully photographed!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: They weren't too far, actually - it wouldn't have taken long to get to them. There are places the snow is ever present - especially on the north side...
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 2 Jul 2018, 14:22
Stunning capture..amazing colors given the draught. I like the balance here.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so very much, Bonnie!
very nice. We don't have one mountain in Western AUstralia, and you could fit all of Europe in here...lol
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Rob! Amazingly flat there, isn't it... you give all your mountains to New Zealand? smile Just kidding! I couldn't live without mountains nearby.
I like the distinct layers in this landscape
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Ruthie!
Sunshine and snow peaks. Can't beat it.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Not in my mind, Mary! Thank you!
Very nice.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks, Michael! Appreciate your visit! You know the Rockies! smile
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 3 Jul 2018, 00:29
A beautiful view in this nicely-layered composition!!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so very much, Steven!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 3 Jul 2018, 01:28
so very beautiful
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I love me some Rockies!
The air is so clear...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: And nice and THIN! smile

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