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Continental Divide Sunset

Tonight on the way home, I was thinking how much I love the longer days and wondered if I’d see a sunset. The view as I reach the top of the steep road home is often noteworthy. The paved road ends and the majority of the last two miles is downhill. Today I pulled over to take these photos. Unfiltered, you can see the snow on the peaks in the distance as the sun illuminates the clouds. Perfect timing.

Continental Divide

I remember a John Belushi fish-out-of-water movie from the 1980s named Continental Divide. It may have been my first exposure to the beauty that is Colorado.

This exquisite view, snow capped peaks above tree line is something I appreciate every time I see it.

A beautiful trail and an energetic puppy

Views of the Continental Divide in the distance, vibrant wildflowers on either side of the trail, and Charlie enjoying the freedom to run and expend his endless energy. A great way to spend the morning.

Life above the clouds

Life the Rocky Mountains can be magnificent and ever changing. Weather is isolated creating a 15 degree temperature difference between where I live at 8200 ft and Boulder 5300 ft less than 10 miles away most days. Sometimes, on the steep drive, as I twist and turn along Magnolia Rd, it is otherworldly.

These images were captured at a lookout point above Boulder Valley where the clouds gently rested leaving the sunshine for those of us above 8000 ft.