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cloudy morning at bear lake | by Christian Collins
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cloudy morning at bear lake

Got up extra early to get to Bear Lake before sunrise and before the crowds. Alas, no warm morning light bathing the mountains. But the clouds did provide some nice soft light and roiling patterns in the sky and eventually some rain.


Bear Lake is a the most popular trail head in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. In the summer the parking lot (which is quite large for the park) is full by 8:00 and you have to take the bus to get there. This was a bit after the season and not a weekend so the crowds were lower.

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Taken on September 11, 2017