Cottonwood Pass, CO
An Evening At Cottonwood Pass

An Array Of Snow & Mountain Photos During A "Dud Sunset" - June 4, 2009

Cottonwood Pass, CO June 4, 2009 - It has been rainy and cloudy for much of the past two weeks in central Colorado. Very frustrating! Forget about photographing a Colorado sunset when the sky is dominated with thick gray clouds. Ah but today there was a least a moderate break in the clouds. The few patches of blue sky gave me hope that the sunset might be a photo-worthy. Thus, I paid a visit to Cottonwood Pass on the Continental Divide this evening.

The adjacent photo is probably the very best picture of the evening. Lots of snow remains above timberline with a nice view of the Three Apostles and its mountain range. Such a nice snow scene! :)

Three Apostles, CO I zoomed-in on the mountains. The summit of 14er Huron Peak, can be seen to the right of the third apostle.
Cottonwood Pass The standard photo of the sign at Cottonwood Pass.
Colorado Vanity Plate As I walked around awaiting the sunset, a man in a truck drove into the parking lot. Look at his amazing Colorado vanity license plate! Snow more, huh? I love it! :)
I drove a short distance on Gunnison County Road 209 (west of the pass) to a spot with an uninhibited view of the sky. Adjacent is a photo of the Unnamed Peak ~12,580 that is commonly walked to by visitors of the pass.
The sunset was a dud. Looking out at those snowy peaks that stand in front of Crested Butte, a large mass of dark gray clouds came in. :(
Steve Garufi And here ya go... a token photo of me standing next to a large snow bank! :)

Photos provided by Steve Garufi in Buena Vista, Colorado.

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