I’ve been on the road this month, escaping the heat and chasing Colorado wildflowers. After late snows, the colorful meadows in the Rocky Mountains are beginning to awaken.This past week I spent some time near Lake City and Crested Butte. Both of these areas have several varieties beginning to bloom, including the Columbine, painbrush, Old Man of the Mountain, daisies, and others. One area that will really be good in a week or two is American Basin, resting at the end of a 4WD dirt road coming out of Lake City.
Another area that should explode with color in the next few weeks is Crested Butte. I hiked the West Maroon Pass Trail that leads from Gothic Road near Crested Butte over a pass and down into Aspen. The valleys along this trail should be amazing. I was there as it was just beginning to show some color, and right now the columbine are really pushing forward.
After this, it was onto the Maroon Bells Wilderness area near Aspen, Colorado. Again, the columbine are out, but not much else. Still this is one of my favorite areas.
Also, I try to keep image current on my facebook photography page.
I’ll be down near Durango and Silverton this coming weekend, so hopefully I’ll have more to share after that.