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Crested Butte, High Country Colorado, 10-04-2023

Greetings from San Cristobal, NM. This week some images from a trip to Crested Butte in the high country of Colorado.

Last week, I mentioned a trip around the block, so this week we made a trip to the area around Crested Butte, in Colorado. We went for the fall color and also wanted to take a trip with our sweet girl, Coco, our labradoodle. It was a wonderful road trip, and we observed our 13-year-old in the back seat, always in the rearview mirror, and, more importantly, enjoying the great outdoors. She was a delight to travel with, and we’ll look forward to doing it again soon.

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Kebler Pass, Aspens, near Crested Butte, Colorado
Aspens, Kebler Pass, Colorado.

Here’s another view of the scene above, shot in 2012.

Ohio Creek Road and Pass, Colorado
Ohio Creek Road and Pass, Colorado.
Doodle family road trip, Colorado.
Doodle family road trip, Colorado.

Just before we left on our trip to Crested Butte, we heard, along with the world, that someone had cut down the famous sycamore tree at Sycamore Gap on Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland. It is a sad state of affairs, and sickening that one or two people could upset so many people by killing the famous long-lived tree, over 300 years old, featured in movies, documentaries, and millions of personal photos. When I came across the tree in the pictures below, I wanted to make an homage to lone trees everywhere. I shot it from three different viewpoints and it does appear to be growing up from the center of the rock formation.

Lone Tree at Lone Tree Gulch, Colorado.
Lone Tree at Lone Tree Gulch, Colorado.
Lone Tree at Lone Tree Gulch, Colorado.
Lone Tree at Lone Tree Gulch, Colorado.
Lone Tree at Lone Tree Gulch, Colorado.
Lone Tree at Lone Tree Gulch, Colorado.

After returning from Crested Butte, I wanted more of the autumn colors, so my son Dylan and I hiked up the “Italianos Trail” from the Rio Hondo Canyon. As you know, I had foot surgery earlier this year so I wanted to check out my hiking abilities. I used hiking poles for the first time, and things went very well.
We stopped en route to take some pictures. I only brought my iPhone along, but you know what they say, “The best camera is the one you have with you”.

Here are a couple of images of the Italianos Creek.

Italianos Creek and trail
Italianos Creek and trail, NM.
Close up of Italianos Creek and trail
Close-up of Italianos Creek.

As always, Thank you for looking. I really appreciate all the comments and compliments. G

Ohio Creek Road, Colorado
Ohio Creek Road, Colorado.
Paradise Divide, Colorado
Paradise Divide, Colorado.

10 thoughts on “Crested Butte, High Country Colorado, 10-04-2023”

  1. Your great photos as always rekindle fond memories of scenes from my past adventures … absolutely love the “Family Foto” of the three of you capturing the great joy of your outing. Glad to hear your recovery from the foot surgery has gone well.

  2. Great as always just been looking after a friends dog Ivy she will be with me later in the year as her family go to Aus. Nearly tempted but love my freedom. Can not have it always. Hey ho. Love Alison.

    • I’ve always had a dog. I’ve often had three at once. They are wonderful companions.Thanks Alison. Get your dog fix anyway you can. G


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