Back from the Rocky Mountains

Ready for the clouds  

Hi guys, we are back from our vacation trip to Colorado. I know a blog should be actual but we spent most of the time in the mountains and quite often at remote locations with no internet connection. I can promise you I will make this up in the next few weeks and will post lots of images and a few little stories about great landscapes and exciting wildlife encounters.

We started our camping trip in Northern Colorado, precisely in the mountains along the Cache la Poudre Canyon. Yes, we still do "real tent camping", as one campsite host called it, and stay in my "legendary" Hilleberg Nallo 3 tent, which is now fifteen years old but still protects against the weather like on its first tour. One of the best buys I ever made.


Meadow at Jack's Gulch


One of the recent wildfires was just contained near our first campsite (Jack's Gulch) and in the valley we saw many signs with big thank you notes to the fire fighters that saved peoples properties. Beside the fire damage millions of trees in the Rocky Mountains are dead because of pine beetle invasions, a natural occurrence as we learned. It was not always easy to make a good landscape shot without having dead trees or branches in the frame. I scouted the area a little bit during the days with just plain blue and boring sky and when clouds finally moved in one evening I knew exactly where to go in order to make a few interesting clicks with great light. More to come, so please stay tuned.