October 7, 2009 – Loveland Pass

Hiking near Loveland Pass, Colorado

Hiking near Loveland Pass, Colorado

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

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Today’s picture is based on another request from last week, this time for something from Colorado. That one’s more of an ongoing, standing request more than anything else, but whatever. This is the view along one of the trails that leaves from Loveland Pass, which is along Highway 6 in Summit County. (As in, this is just up the road from Arapahoe Basin and Keystone.)

One of the things I love the most about Colorado is how accessible the high country is. I mean, sure, there are plenty of spots that are super remote and you have to work pretty hard to get to, but the number of spots where you can get near or even above treeline without even leaving your car is phenomenal. (That’s not even mentioning the places you can get assuming you’re willing to hike for a few miles – incredible!) I’m so jealous about that, you don’t even know. Washington has some mind-blowing high country, but the mountains are so steep and rugged out here that it’s almost always a real pain in the butt to get there. (I’m talking 4- or 5-thousand foot ascents.) So, being able to get to a spot like this when you’ve only got a couple hours to hike on the way to the airport makes me smile.

Now, on to other business. I’m sorry to keep bringing this up, but… About those calendars. A couple of you asked for calendars via Facebook messages, but when I wrote back, I never heard anything from you! So if that sounds like you, please check your Facebook inbox, you’ve probably got a message from me waiting. Basically, I just need an address to mail them to. Shoot me an email – dave (at) davefry.net.

That’s it!

Map: http://bit.ly/PM3lb

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Tokina 11-16mm lens. 1/250s, f/10.0, ISO 100. Focal length: 11mm.

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