FRISCO —Every now and then I feel like getting a good overview of Summit County, and the first part of the Ptarmigan Trail is a great spot for that. It feels like you can see most of the county from some spots, down the Lower Blue to the north, overlooking Dillon Valley, I-70 and Tenderfoot Mountain to East, Dillon Reservoir and the Upper Blue Valley to the south, all the way to the Tenmile and Gore ranges to the west. It’s pretty spectacular any time of year, too, with plenty of golden aspens in the fall, misty sunrise scenes in the winter and some of the earliest wildflowers in the county in Spring. I’ve been up there a few times on really cold early mornings, when the world seems deeply frozen. This selection of images was shot during one of those wintry dawns, when it’s hard to work the camera controls.
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