A Few More Photos from the Pyrenees

Pic du Midi d'Ossau. Lac Gentau, Refuge d'Ayous, Pyrenees, France
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Dusk reflection of Pic du Midi d’Ossau in Lac Gentau near the Refuge d’Ayous in the Pyrenees – September.

I have just updated my trip report from our trek in the Pyrenees with newly processed photos. This was our final trek of our European travels this last summer, and thus the last new photos I have to post from Europe.

Our trek through the Pyrenees was cut short by an unfortunate injury, and so I hope to return someday to see many parts of the range that we missed. And concerning the Alps and Europe in general, there are so many mountains there to see I feel like we only scratched the surface during our two months of trekking there. We could spend many many summers there before really getting a solid grasp on that mighty mountain range, and hopefully we’ll get the chance to do so in the future.

More Zugspitze Photos

Here’s a few photos of sunset and sunrise from our night atop the Zugspitze, the tallest mountain in Germany. See the complete trip report here, including photos from the 7,000+ vertical foot hike and klettersteig climb of the Höllental route.

Zugspitze, Wettersteingebirge, Germany, summit, sunset
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Sunset light as seen from the summit of Zugspitze (2962m).

Zugspitze, Wettersteingebirge, Germany, sunset, clouds
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Sunset light on a rugged ridge of Zugspitze, high above the clouds.

Zugspitze, Wettersteingebirge, Germany, sunrise, summit
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Sunrise on the top of Zugspitze (2962m), the highest mountain in Germany.

The Vajolet Towers

Dolomites, Italy, Vajolet, Torri del Vajolet, Rosengarten, sunset
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Brilliant sunset light illuminates the Vajolet Towers in the Rosengarten as misty clouds swirl off the peaks.

Here’s “The Shot” I spoke about from the magical sunset we witnessed during our trek through the Rosengarten in the Dolomites in Italy back in August. It was such a sublime moment – truly one the most memorable and spectacular events I’ve witnessed in nature. If this photo conveys just a fraction of the true life experience, then I’m happy with it!

By the way, I’ve updated the original Rosengarten trip report, including this and other new photos. Check it out.

Photos from the Sesto/Sextener Dolomites

I’ve just posted some new landscape photos taken during the first half of our time in the Dolomites this summer, near Sexten and Cortina mainly around the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, an impressive cluster of vertical peaks that look like rock knives thrust up from inside the earth. Despite my best efforts, the rainy overcast weather during that week offered precious few photo opportunities. Nevertheless, I did manage to grab a couple nice photos before and after the storm! See the full updated trip report here.

Dolomites, Italy, Tre Cime, Lavaredo, Drei Zinnen
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Dawn glow illuminates Tre Cime di Lavaredo / Drei Zinnen (2998m).

Dolomites, Italy
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Tre Cime di Lavaredo / Drei Zinnen (2998m).

Tre Cime, Lavaredo, Drei Zinnen, enrosadira, Dolomites, Italy, reflection
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Brilliant enrosadira sunset light on Tre Cime di Lavaredo / Drei Zinnen (2998m) reflected in a small lake.

Dolomites, Italy, Misurina
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Dusk light over the Dolomites as seen from the base of Tre Cime, far over the village of Misurina.

Ouray Oktoberfest Fireworks

Oktoberfest, Ouray, Colorado, fireworks

Happy 4th of July, I mean, Oktoberfest! Just like last year, Ouray had leftover fireworks since the 4th of July show was cancelled due to fire danger, so they shot them off for the Oktoberfest party instead.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: there is no place like Ouray to watch (or listen to) fireworks! The booming echoes that reverberate around the mountain walls are incomparable.

Compare this photo with my shot of the fireworks last year, taken from the same perspective but much, much higher up!

Autumn Colors in Ouray

San Juan Mountains, Colorado, autumn, aspens, United States Mountain, Camp Bird, Ouray
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Colorful autumn aspens along Camp Bird Road near Ouray, with United States Mountain in the background.

Here’s a few photos from a quick drive and hike up Camp Bird Road above Ouray yesterday. So beautiful around here lately…

San Juan Mountains, Colorado, autumn, aspens
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Colorful autumn aspens and a fresh October snowfall.

Photos from the Lechtal Alps

I’ve just posted my landscape photos from our 8-day trek through the Lechtal Alps in Austria in July. Overall this might have been my favorite trek of the summer! Check out the full trip report, along with more new photos, here.

Lechtal Alps, Austria. Kaiserjochhaus, Grießkopf, sunset
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Sunset light on Grießkopf (2581m) as seen from near the Kaiserjochhaus hut.

Lechtal Alps, Austria, Memminger Hütte, sunset
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Sunset at the Memminger Hütte.

Lechtal Alps, Austria, Dremelspitze, Hanauer Hütte, sunset, reflection
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Brilliant sunset light illuminates Dremelspitze (2733m), as seen from above the Hanauer Hütte.

See more new photos and the complete trip report from the Lectal Alps.

Photos from the Allgäuer Alps

We are back in Colorado. Although we had to end our travels earlier than expected, we’ve had a wonderful two months in the Alps, and it’s never a bad thing to come back home to the San Juans – just in time for autumn colors too!

Now that I’m back home with my real computer monitor I’ve started going through my landscape photos from our treks in the Alps. As I work on processing them in the coming days and weeks, I will post the new photos here and will update the original trip reports as well.

Today we revisit the Allgäuer Alps, our first trek in the Alps this summer.

Rappensee, Allgäuer Alps, Germany, wildflowers, sunset, Kleiner Rappenkopf, reflection
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Wildflowers and a pleasant sunset at Rappensee, with a reflection of the Kleiner Rappenkopf (2276m).

Allgäuer Alps, Germany, Mittelberg, Austria, Fiderapass, sunset, panorama, Wildental
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Sunset on Fiderapass, on the border between Germany and Austria, looking down the Wildental towards the town of Mittelberg far below.

Allgäuer Alps, Germany, Hochalpsee, Widderstein, sunset
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Sunset over the Hochalpsee below Widderstein.

See more new photos and the complete trip report from our trek through the Allgäuer Alps here!

On Display in Denver

Robert Anderson Gallery

I am pleased to announce that several of my prints are on display at the Robert Anderson Gallery in Cherry Creek in Denver, Colorado. The gallery is dedicated to photographic arts, both regional and modern, and I am honored to have my prints displayed there. For those of you on the Front Range who would like to see my prints in person, this is a good chance to check them out. (Once if the rain stops!)

Here is a link to the gallery location on Google Maps.

Robert Anderson Gallery

Tough Luck in the Pyrenees

Lescun, France, Pyrenees, sunrise, town
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Sunrise over the town of Lescun.

On the first day of September Claudia and I started walking into the Pyrenees, the great mountain range that forms a natural border between France and Spain. Our plan was to trek along the Pyrenean Haute Route as far eastward through the range as we could in the next three weeks, staying in mountain huts and occasional small towns along the way. Unfortunately, due to a sudden stroke of bad luck our trip came to an abrupt end on the sixth day; I’ll explain more below. Continue reading “Tough Luck in the Pyrenees”

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