Loveland Pass and North Ten Mile Creek

This group of photos are from a couple of evenings spent on Loveland Pass. The elevation is right at 12,000 feet. Being above timberline provides you with wonderful views all around, but also exposes you to the elements. Both evenings I photographed here were exremely windy and very cold. While the cold is easier to deal with, it is very challenging, to say the least, to photograph in strong wind. Although I did my best to block the wind from my camera and tripod, a number of images suffered from camera shake and were ultimately unusable. After nearly being blown off a ridge, I decided to take what I had and head for more hospitable surroundings.

Also included in this group of photos is an images from a brief snowshoeing trip I made recently along the North Ten Mile Creek in the Arapaho National Forest.

The winter sun sinks below a ridge along North Ten Mile Creek, Arapaho National Forest, Colorado.
North Ten Mile Creek Sunset

The winter sun sinks below a ridge along North Ten Mile Creek, Arapaho National Forest, Colorado. Photo © copyright by Bob Dent.

Strong evening wind blows over the Continental Divide, Loveland Pass, Arapaho National Forest, Colorado.
Cool Winter Evening

Strong evening wind blows over the Continental Divide, Loveland Pass, Arapaho National Forest, Colorado. Photo © copyright by Bob Dent.

Sunset over Loveland Pass, Arapaho National Forest, Colorado.
Loveland Blue

Sunset over Loveland Pass, Arapaho National Forest, Colorado. Photo © copyright by Bob Dent.