October sunrise looking over Dillon Reservoir from the I-70 overlook.
SUMMIT COUNTY — Once the leaves fall off the trees — usually in late October — there isn’t a whole lot of bright color left in the landscape, but the sky often makes up for it with brilliant displays, especially at dawn. October and November seem to be the months when layered lenticular clouds stack up over the Continental Divide, signifying a large-scale atmospheric shift. Help pick the October image for the 2012 Summit Voice calendar by voting in the poll at the end of the post. All photos taken in Summit County during October 2010 and October 2011.
Peak One, October glow.
Golden-mantled ground squirrels at Sapphire Point.
October snow, looking from Frisco toward Keystone and the Snake River Valley.
Loveland Pass after an early season storm.
Frost crystals growing along Dillon Reservoir.
Late October sunset reflects in the Meadow Creek wetlands in Frisco, with Buffalo Mountain in the background.
A Denver grand jury ruled Wednesday that Secretary of State Scott Gessler did not violate the law when he used his office's discretionary fund to pay about $1,300 to attend the Republican National Lawyers Association meeting in Sarasota in August.