Sunshine is welcome and
pleasant. It’s also the name of a Forest Service campground on
Sunsets are often spectacular, especially after an afternoon shower, which are a frequent occurrence, particularly during the “Monsoon Season” which runs from about the middle of July through a good bit of August. The mornings are almost always clear during that season, with afternoon showers and thundershowers. That makes hiking on the peaks something best done in the mornings, reserving the afternoons for naps and other indoor activities. The showers generally clear off in late afternoons, leading to sunsets like the one below.
One day we had a shower right at sunset, leading to the splendid double rainbow, which, due to the limited dynamic range of a camera, was much more impressive in actuality than it appears here.
One day we drove the five
mile four-wheel-drive road up to the
There is lots of good hiking
around Telluride. One of the more popular hikes is the Bear Creek trail leading
There are lots of flowers around the base of the falls, like these. The blue flowers are called Monks Hood, because of the shape of the flowers.
The views from the area of
the falls are spectacular, too. This is a recently married couple from
And, finally, another view, this one to the east, from Sunshine Camp, at sundown.
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