I was able to go on a trip into the the Rocky Mountains in Colorado in late September with nature photographer Randy Van Winkle. The trek was mapped out over Independence Pass, up to Maroon Bells, Capitol Peak, McClure Pass, and Cottonwood Pass. The three day excursion had plenty of photographic opportunities. Our first evening shoot was sunrise at Capitol Peak. What a sight that was with the redness of the setting sun sun. The wake up call at 4AM was quite early. This sunrise shot required elbowing our way in between other photographers at Maroon Bells. After dawn broke we headed out of the Aspen area toward McClure Pass. This portion of our weekend took us to Marble. The ride up Crystal River was quite bumpy and steep but well worth the time to see the Crystal Mill. Nothing was secret there with a dozen other people shooting and crawling around. We did run into some cliff jumpers and a guy riding a bike from Montreal Canada to Argentina South America. He had rode through Fort Collins in weeks prior. The weekend ended on Cottonwood Pass and through Leadville. You can see my shots here.