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Sun Striking Aspen

Dream Lake Trail
Rocky Mountain National Park

Another shot from along the trail between Nymph and Dream Lakes.
This point of view is from a small footbridge over this little brook cascading down the mountainside. Again Longs (elevation 14,259 ft. - 4,345 m.) is in the distance. On the rare instances when I am lucky enough to be here when this popular trail is empty I love to sit for a while, catch my breath, and take my pictures.

Today was especially wonderful. The earliest I think I have been here. I sat and watched the morning sun creep over the mountainside and just unleash this vibrancy on this stand of aspens.

I posted a workshop of the surprise that awaited me as the trail switched back over this brook the next time ...

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Additional Photos by John McLaird (jmcl) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 131 N: 4070] (14535)
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