The wild side of Summit County
This Meadow Creek, a wild, free-flowing stream that starts in the Eagles Nest Wilderness Area and ends up flowing right past our house before its confluence with Dillon Reservoir, where it's wild no more.
SUMMIT COUNTY — Today’s photo essay is compiled for the #FriFotos Twitter chat, this week with the theme of “wild.” I thought I’d share a few pictures of the wild side of Summit County, where so many of the things I value are wild in nature, including the clean mountain streams, tasty wild mushrooms and berries and, of course, the wild and untamed landscape itself. Check out the chat on Twitter by following the #FriFotos hashtag and join in by tagging your own pictures and posting them all day long.
The snow in the mountains of Colorado can be pretty wild, as shown by this huge avalanche that ripped down Uneva Bowl, a popular backcountry ski destination near Vail Pass.
A wild mushroom in the Leccinum genus, harvested near Keystone Ski Area.
Mountain weather can be quite wild, with late August snow showers dusting the peaks around Guanella Pass.
A wild mountain sunset.
Wild raspberries grow in great clusters around Summit County.
We're fortunate to live in an area where wildlife comes right into the backyard. PHOTO BY DYLAN BERWYN.
The wild country of the Gore Range in the Eagles Nest Wilderness.
Wild berries along Straight Creek.
One of nature's wild gifts - chanterelle mushrooms.
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