Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Lightning over Denver

Great electrical storm tonight in Denver. I went up to the roof of Dan and Brienne's building and got some fun shots. I was a little late so I didn't get exactly what I was after.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Silver Dollar Lake Trail

Koura and I went for a hike up the Silver Dollar Lake trail off of Guanella Pass today. Perfect fall colors, 3 lakes for Koura to swim, and a Colorado bluebird day.

More photos (with GPS tagging) here.

Koura checking out the view over Naylor Lake:

Swimming in Silver Dollar Lake:

View from Murray Lake:

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Leadville trip with Stacia and Rachel

Yesterday I took the day off to head up to Leadville with Stacia and her friend Rachel from college. We started off by going to Red Rocks and then up and over Loveland Pass then lunch at the Tennessee Pass Cafe in Leadville with Sean then to Vail for a quick stop in at the Hulse's.

More photos here.

Loveland Pass:

Stacia hair-puking at Melanzana:

Perfect day in the high country:

Boulder's 4 Mile Canyon Fire

On Memorial Day I was heading up to Eldora to hike Arapahoe Pass with my dog. Driving up US-36 towards Boulder at about 10:30am I could see a small amount of smoke coming from the mountains west of Boulder. I didn't think too much of it, but by the time I was in Boulder Canyon it was different:

I kept going up through Nederland. The wind was really nasty up there so I didn't do the hike after all. This is what the smoke from the fire looked like from Ned:

The wind drove me out so I went back to Denver through Coal Creek Canyon. When I go out to Front Range it looked terrible:

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Square Top Lakes

Yesterday afternoon I went up to Guanella Pass and hiked up to the Square Top Lakes at about 12,300 ft. Koura came with me, of course, and swam in both lakes. Great short hike for a late afternoon. I will keep this one in mind for another time.

More photos here.

Koura leading the way:

Koura and the time of her life:

Mt Bierstadt from Upper Square Top Lake:

Koura waiting patiently for me to finish taking photos:

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Urban Velo article #2

Jen "Ms. Hurricane" wrote another article for Urban Velo magazine called "Do It By Bike in Denver" and I did the photography for it. The article was published in this month's edition and can be seen here.

PS - Jen and I did another article for Urban Velo back in April.