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Red Gulch

                   .... With Green Knoll (12,251 ft / 3,734 m),

                                 Mount Stratus (12,461 ft / 3,798 m),

                             and Mount Nimbus (12,644 ft / 3,853 m)

                                                                          looming above

Red Gulch

                   .... With Green Knoll (12,251 ft / 3,734 m),

                                 Mount Stratus (12,461 ft / 3,798 m),

                             and Mount Nimbus (12,644 ft / 3,853 m)

                                                                          looming above

comments (18)

What a vista... I think Ansel would have liked a visit. He probably made one.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Isn't it amazing, Larry! I bet he did!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 18 Jul 2018, 01:50
oh, the light is fantastic
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Sherri! We had a wonderful day!
Great shot Ell, what a ridge that would be to walk.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you - wouldn't it! Next year... smile
  • Martine
  • France
  • 18 Jul 2018, 04:26
Très joli avec la neige et l'ombre des nuages.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Martine! It was a really lovely day!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 18 Jul 2018, 06:26
Presumably all climbable?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Well, yes.... but, the remoteness of the Never Summer Mountains renders them some of the least climbed mountains in Colorado. The Parks ecology is fiercely protected, and trails difficult to maintain - sometimes difficult to find. And then there's the elevation. But the short answer is, yes smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Jul 2018, 06:43
I always imagine the first sight that the explorers had of these and the awe that they felt.

LOL at Chris; I wonder if he is planning a trip?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: About as jaw dropping as the Grand Canyon, I suspect!

If he is - I'll join him! smile
Absolutely gorgeous, Elizabeth!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Ginnie!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 18 Jul 2018, 06:53
Is this within easy reach of where you live, Elizabeth?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Not particularly - about 650 miles from Flagstaff. I grew up just a few hours away, however - so have been here many times!
  • Astrid
  • Nederland
  • 18 Jul 2018, 08:00
This is such a fabulous, amazing view, Elizabeth. That snow and the steep slopes. That is amazing. I think you were glad you went there.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I really love the Rocky's - If I can't live in Flagstaff, I must live in the Rocky's! I grew up just a few hours drive from here.
Magnifique prise de vue ..bravo pour le jeu de lumière
Bonne journée
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Claudine! We were lucky with the lighting!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 18 Jul 2018, 08:10
Another glorious photograph.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Jul 2018, 09:36
As a teenager there was a year or two that I read all cowboy books I could lay my hands on. I always thought a gulch was smaller than this.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Frank is the same! Gulch's come in a variety of sizes, apparently! But actually - the gulch is in the lower part of the photo... the cirque leading into it smile
I'm presuming lots of fit and healthy folks like you and Frank are able to walk and climb in these areas and that they are not closed to visitors.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: You are correct that they are not closed to visitors... however - they are very challenging to get to, few trails which MUST be followed, as the ecology is fiercely protected here. Often you have the trails to yourself. These are not easy hikes- but very rewarding!
Red Gulch conjures up images of old westerns that we were brought up on.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I've heard that from a few people now! I always hated westerns myself - perhaps because I lived in one? Growing up with cowboys made the old westerns seem cheesy and dumb, I'm afraid.
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 18 Jul 2018, 19:05
another fantastic shot, Elizabeth. i love the trees adding scale to the mountains.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Ayush!
And those are BIG trees! smile
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 18 Jul 2018, 19:36
Oh wow!! What a stunning vista that takes your breath away!! Excellent framing and capture.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: A fantastical place, Steven! Can't recommend a visit enough!
Thank you very much!!!!
  • Harry
  • USA
  • 18 Jul 2018, 20:24
An impressive array of peaks. I am intruiged to see nore detial in the shadowed bowl.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Aren't they amazing, Harry! I'll see if I can find a photo with more light on it for you...
A natural amphitheater. Just needs a yodel or two.

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