A very good friend and I went for a hike up to Horsethief Falls this past February. The falls are on the west side of Pike’s Peak just off of Highway 67 between Divide and Cripple Creek, Colorado.
I had seen spring and summer photos of the falls, and heard that it will ice up during the winter. Given the lack of snow we had this year, I was hoping for some really nice ice formations. I was not prepared for what lay in store for us! The stream had frozen over, and expanded well beyond its normal bed. The vastness of the ice flow was quite impressive. There were points along the falls where you can hear the stream still flowing below the ice. It was a bit unsettling crossing it, but it was very thick and we made it to the far side without incident.
This may be one of the most impressive winter scenes I have seen. It was an amazing sight to see! Enjoy!
I happened upon this lake while hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park this past fall. I had researched the hike pretty well, as I had never been in this part of the park before, so I knew what to expect and plan for. This gem of a lake was a complete surprise!
By the time I reached this spot, the sun was quite high in the sky, and shooting in the noon sun is not the light I was looking for. But I was here, the lake was here, and I had my camera — time to make the best of the situation on hand. This is looking (mostly) towards the east, with the mountain peaks to my back. Enjoy!
Yes, I know. I haven’t posted in quite a while. I will try to do better. Hope this little black and white image from Rocky Mountain National Park just outside Estes Park, CO helps to make it all better!
This is Hallett Peak rising over Dream Lake. I visited the park in October to capture the wonderful fall colors. More of that in a later post. Dream Lake is a little over a mile hike up from the parking area near Bear Lake and sits just below 10,000 feet above sea level. The day was cool and cloudless for a good portion of the morning. The image was one of my favorites around this lake, and seemed to be pleading to be converted to black and white.