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SUMMIT COUNTY, COLORADO!
Scenic Rocky Mountain Photos In Summit County, Colorado
(April 7, 2006)
On Friday afternoon, I was drove over the Continental
Divide twice (Fremont Pass & the Eisenhower Tunnel)
to meet a Denver friend in the small town of Georgetown.
Despite all the snow that you will see in the photos below, Spring
is definitely in the air and I found myself taking a bunch of photos
inside Summit County, Colorado, an area known for its numerous ski resorts.
I must confess, I'm not that much of a skier and I am to the point where I
am so ready for warmer weather to take over. Ah, but for
those who love Colorado skiing, Summit County has become quite a popular area
and real estate prices have gone through the roof! ;)
Anyway, it was really nice to take some photos of the Rocky
Mountain scenery. All of the photos below were taken while I was
sitting lazily in my car, except for the two photos of Grays and
Torreys Peak (one is the photo above). Both of those peaks are considered
"14ers," and who knows, maybe I'll hike them this summer. (Right now,
however, I have my mind set on Mt. Yale and Quandry Peak. After that, we'll see!)
Have a great one! -Steve :)
PICTURES OF SUMMIT COUNTY, COLORADO ...
||Coming down Fremont Pass towards Copper Mountain, there are
a few amazing vistas of Rocky Mountain scenery. Folks, the drive over Fremont Pass
from Copper Mountain to Leadville is definitely worthwhile!
||And by the way, if you love snow and long winters,
then the Summit County region is definitely a place to consider living! ;)
||I took this shot on Interstate 70
westbound, just west of Copper Mountain. The photo is a little too gray
because of the clouds, but I nevertheless like the depth it provides for the viewer.
|At a scenic rest stop, that's Grays Peak and Torreys Peak, with just a short part of the Dillon Reservoir in the foreground.
||Here are all of my pages from Summit County and nearby areas:
Breckenridge (Bicycling Around)
Central City, Colorado
||Heading west on I-70 and west of Silverthorne, I was approaching the Eisenhower Tunnel.
||Look at all that snow! :p)
||Right before I entered the tunnel, I looked to the left (north) and snapped a shot of what I believe is known as "Coon Hill" (according to my Colorado Atlas), with a vehicle in the immediate foreground! :)
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