Glimpse From The Clouds

As you drive up to the base of Mount Evans from Idaho Springs, Colorado, there are a few chances to see the peak. Until then, you don't really know what the weather will be like. On my evening trip to Mount Evans, I saw at this point, that I couldn't even see the peak because it was covered in a dark cloud. Most of the storms had moved off to the east, but for now, the peak was still covered. I figured the clouds would either move off by the time we got up on the peak or would hopefully be cool to shoot.

 

I was lucky enough to find some goats early in the evening about a half mile below the peak. But once the clouds moved in, that game was over. I tried moving up to the parking area near the peak and saw more thick foggy clouds. But once in a while, some sunset light occasionally broke through the clouds enough to hit the peak above the parking area. So after running up the trail above the parking area to the top, I found more thick foggy clouds - at first. Twice, the clouds broke up just enough to see this wonderful scene from 14,200+ feet before closing up and returning to thick foggy clouds. That's okay though, I was happy for the two chances I got. It was really cool!

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Taken on July 24, 2010