The mountainous regions of Colorado are a hiker and climbers dream. The majestic landscape of the Rocky Mountains lay claim to 53 peaks that reach 14,000 feet or higher.
Mt Evans at 14,271 feet above sea level has the highest summit on the front range. It neighbors are other well known “14ers” such as Pikes Peak, Longs Peak and Mt Bierstadt to name a few.
Summit Lake – seen in the foreground, is a high altitude alpine lake that resides at over 12,800 feet. The lake was most likely formed through centuries of melting walls of ice.
The continuous layer of mountains in the distance, eventually disappears into the blue haze of the horizon. On a clear day from the eastern plains of Colorado, you can see Mt Evan’s distant peaks from up to a hundred miles away.
Our presenting photographer Phoenix Ventura, endured the windy and chilling conditions to climb a peak that many have dared to do. She witnessed the fading sun lose its glow as it gently settles beneath the the misty horizon.
The day officially ended.
Photographer: Phoenix Ventura
On location credit: Phoenix Ventura & crew
Creative dialog: Anthony Scopel
Article formatting: Anthony Scopel
Associate editor: Maureen Scopel
Technical support & digital mastering: Matt Kemper
Publisher: You, Me and The Dock