This morning I went for a hike to a somewhat random spot called Silver Basin, off Camp Bird Road near Ouray. I followed some snow-covered jeep roads through the forest to treeline, then straight-lined it up a steep tundra slope to a high ridgeline with a nice view of the south side of the Sneffels Range. It’s a good thing I got out this morning; now it’s pouring rain again down here in Seattle… uh, I mean Ouray.
Illuminescent plant. It looks like a flower, but really it’s a green plant. I couldn’t resist inverting the colors in Photoshop!
[+] Looking up the upper Camp Bird Road and the south side of the Sneffels Range. From left to right: Gilpin Peak, Mt. Sneffels, Cirque Mountain, Teakettle Mountain, and Potosi Peak.
4 thoughts on “Silver Basin”
Very cool colors!
This actually looks like it may have been shot from Sydney basin which is between Governor and Silver. Silver, with those two emerald green lakes is one of my favorite places. The first 4 shots on the following link are from a trip there last year. http://deltadailyphoto.blogspot.com/2008_07_01_archive.html
Perhaps I should have named this post “Sydney Basin” since the photo indeed shows Sydney Basin (very observant, btw). But I did hike up through Silver Basin, and this shot was taken on a ridge between Silver and Sydney.
That first image rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!