Pictures from Hasley Pass in Crested Butte. It cannot be captured on camera. There are basins and fields covered for acres, some over your head. As you go up and into higher elevation, the flowers change and you see smaller tundra flowers but still is awesome and brightly colored. I would like to take everyone up there on my shoulders, so you can see the magnificence.
Green Gentian (Monument), Columbines, Osha, Sneezeweed
Baby Elephants - see their trunks
Columbine and Green Gentian
Larkspur, Lupine, Mules Ears
Field of dreams
Fravert Basin to Frigid Air Pass and West Maroon Bells Pass
Hagerman Peak, West Snowmass Peak, and Snowmass Peak way in the distance
Maroon Bells from the Hasley Ridge
There was a GPS among us. We walked 3 hours and stopped to gaze and photograph 3 hours, so a six hour day, 2000' elevation gain one hour drive to Trailhead and back. Beautiful day!
And to Third Bowl for ice cream in Crested Butte where a large male bear was in a tree right in the middle of town beside the river. The Animal Control and police were keeping humans at a distance and intended to herd him out of town when we were all asleep. And were to make it known to him that he was not welcome back. Hopefully, he will learn and not get a "strike", for three strikes and you are out.
Tomorrow we are off for Creede to meet Telluride buddies, camp along the river and go to two plays "Guys and Dolls" and "I love St Lucy."
Fun in our Colorado world.
Susan is back!