Morning photo: Gore Range

Overlook …

An iPhone panorama shot from a Gore Range overlook along Ute Pass Road.

FRISCO —Saturday morning, with no school breakfast and lunch to make, I took a little extra time to visit one of my favorite Gore Range overlooks along Ute Pass Road. Along with a great view, the shale slopes of the Williams Fork Range are great habitat for ancient Douglas firs, a relatively rare tree in our environment, so it’s always good to hang out in the presence of these centuries-old giants. Playing with three cameras, I managed to put together a decent set of wintry Gore Range scenes.

Edited to emphasize the contrast between the sunlit peaks and the shady valleys.
A wind-blown ancient one stands guard over the Lower Blue River Valley.
Sunrise on the Gore Range.
Valley shadows.

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