Landscape Photography
of James L. Snyder

Golden Aspens, Ruby Range
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Golden Aspens, Ruby Range
Linhof Master Technika 2000 camera, 300mm Nikkor-M f/9 lens, Fujicolor Pro 160S film, 5 exposures, 342 megapixels
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Golden Aspens, Ruby Range

Kebler Pass Road (Gunnison County Road 12), Gunnison National Forest, CO, 9/25/2011

On a beautiful early autumn day I traveled Kebler Pass Road, exploring Gunnison National Forest and the Elk Mountains of Colorado on my way east to the town of Crested Butte. I arrived at a clearing between Snowline Ridge and Trout Creek and was captivated by this grand view to the northeast, rich with autumn colors and crowned by bright cumulus clouds. The aspens were approaching the height of their fall golden glory! We're standing at an elevation of 8,850 feet above sea level, looking toward distant Purple Mountain at center (elevation 12,958 feet). Purple Mountain marks the north end of the Ruby Mountain Range, which continues past the right edge of this scene. Starting at Purple Mountain we see Augusta Mountain, Richmond Mountain, Hancock Peak, Oh-be-joyful Peak, Afley Peak, Purple Peak, and finally Mt. Owen at far right, which is the tallest peak in the range, reaching 13,058 feet. Forming the eastern boundary of Raggeds Wilderness, the picturesque Ruby Range offers scenic hikes and summits, as well as places for rock and gem enthusiasts to hunt. Another named peak, Mt. Justice (11,760 feet) can be seen beyond the four tall pines near the left of the panorama.

Golden Aspens, Ruby Range

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