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Mighty Mt Evans (Colorado)
- with Ola's pictures
- [second draft: July 7, 2004, 12:07am]
The threat of rain was in the
air as we headed on a winding road towards Mt Evans. Just before the park
entrance, it was quite windy at Echo Lake, elevation 10,600ft. A week
earlier I came alone and the weather was perfect then for Echo Lake --
clouds filtering the sunlight made for great pictures (and my pictures
better be great too since the sunlight was great
The road started to look scary
at 11,000ft. From our lookout point we could see Echo Lake below. I got
caught up in another "work with me baby... yeah" photo sessions,
and next thing i knew my sunglasses were under my boots with one arm broken
and the other badly bent. Now that was painful.
Another great stopping point was
where i met Marmots a week ago. However, they were too busy to come today.
We couldn't just drive by the
8ft tall snowbanks. The snow stays year round, and is appearantly stable...
or is it? From the other side of the road we saw some lake far below.
Looking for Mountain Goats
I only wanted to show Ola where
i saw a mountain goat last time. If i would have known about what we were
about to see, i would have brought my camera from the car. I lied on the
ground and watched the clouds as Ola played with mountain goats not far
by the Summit
Ewka and Aneta didn't last long
near the summit. The wind was blowing and they were not dressed for success.
They descended quickly and waited out in the car as Ola and I hunted for
pictures at the summit.
The GPS measured 4,359 meters
at the summit -- The official height is 14,264ft.
The day's driving statistics were:
|Distance: 141 miles
||Moving Time: 4h 4min
||Stopped Time: 6h 10min
||Moving Average: 34.6mph
.........all pictures here are from Ola's digital camera ..... mostly
by Ola .......
.......my pictures..........in September .........
"When it comes to weekend I had great time!!!!! It was more than super."