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Early Fall in the Grenadiers

 

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I finally had the unique opportunity to explore the Eastern most region of the Beautiful Grenadier Range located in the San Juan Mountains of SW Colorado. Getting there was quite a chore as I almost lost my bumper after getting high centered on a large rock on the terrible path leading to the trailhead. Lucky for us, my father-in-law was following behind with his Razor so we abandoned my vehicle and he was easily able to navigate the difficult path that led us to our journey. We arrived a few hours before sunset so we immediately scrambled up the trailhead I had never traveled before where we were quickly rewarded with a spectacular view of the eastern edge of the Grenadiers which included Guardian, Silex, Whitecap, Peak One, Trinity, and a whole host of other unnamed peaks and high alpine lakes.

The tundra had already changed colors with beautiful reds mixed with greens, golds and browns. I set up for a sunset shot with an alpine lake backdrop and was fortunate to have the perfect conditions for a nice sunstar with its beautiful saturated colors illuminating the alpine floor. This was a place where dreams are made of. We spent many more hours exploring this region and hopefully some of these photos will allow you to share in our wonderful experience…

Canon 6D with 24-70L, 16-35L with Dolica carbon pro tripod.

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