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Lion Lake No. 2

If you visit Lion Lake #2 in Rocky Mountain National Park on a rainy and overcast day, when there are still lots of snowbanks around, it looks like something out […]

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Salsify (Tragopogon dubius) Seed Head

Western salsify (Tragopogon dubius) are nonnative flowers that grow in lower montane fields and in the prairie at the edges of the foothills in the Front Range. Despite being nonnative, […]

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Cactus on a rainy day

Most Front Range hikers will recognize the prickly pear cactus and ball cactus, though some erroneously call the latter a barrel cactus. What many don’t realize is that this area […]

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Wood Grain

Wood grain from a fallen giant, hidden in the Never Summer Mountains (Ni-chebe-chii, or Never-No-Summer in Arapaho). Sadly the bokeh isn’t perfect so oh darn, I’ll have to go hike […]

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