Since I missed Single-image Sunday again I will post a single shot from yesterday evening. The sunset promised to be a pretty one, and I was racing to catch it from Dallas Divide, where Hwy. 62 in SW Colorado offers a grand view of the San Juan Mountains. But on the way to this place from which I’ve been skunked repeatedly by weather socking in, I spied a dirt road to the left.
I took the road, went through a cattle gate, and it wasn’t long before things got too rough for my (2WD) vehicle. The view was of a different part of the San Juans here, an eastern arm that is lower in elevation but with a lot of cliffs and knife-edge ridges.
I had no time to spare as I hiked as fast as I could up a nearby ridge to get a decent view of it. The high altitude here always hits me hard whenever I exert myself, and so I had to stop a couple times to catch my breath. Though I caught the direct orange light on the range (barely), it is this purplish light just after sunset that I think I like best. The colors are more subtle but I like the way they match the overall atmosphere of the place: high and pristine. The air was crisp and clean as it should be in late autumn in the Rockies. And the view so grand and beautiful!
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