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Maroon Bells, Colorado

The Maroon Bells

October 14, 2007 - My friend Elana was in town and she took me for a drive to the Maroon Bells outside of Aspen. There they are ... the Maroon Bells.
Maroon Bells Maroon Bells
Maroon Bells, CO
Maroon Bells Colorado
The one and only Elana, a musician in Denver, was so happy to finally see the Maroon Bells. In every picture I took of her, she is smiling. :)

Maroon Peak's summit sits at 14,156 feet. Here are this year's 14er pages:

  • Mt. Sneffels
  • Mt. Antero
  • Mt. Belford
  • Mt. Yale
  • Quandary Peak

  • Deadly Maroon Bells The Maroon Bells are not to be taken lightly by climbers.

    Aspens Lost Camera

    Extra Photos Around The Maroon Bells

    Elana and I wandered in aspen groves and at one point, Elana accidently dropped her camera on the trail. It took us a few minutes to find it; She was so happy when she spotted it (right photo).

    As you can see, I acted as Elana's personal photographer. :)

    Maroon Creek Road
    Colorado Fall Foliage
    Heading back north on Maroon Creek Road (top) and autumn foliage (bottom).

    Independence Pass

    Independence Pass

    We made the obligatory stop at Independence Pass that day.
    Independence Pass Area This was the last morning that Independence Pass was not completely covered in snow for the winter season. I can't wait to go snowshoeing up there again! :)
    Elana and Steve Elana enjoyed grabbing my naturally curly hair! :)
    Aspens Colorado Highway 82 We pulled over frequently on Highway 82 between Independence Pass and Aspen. There is still some autumn foliage happening in that area.
    Colorado Aspens A pretty aspen grove.

    Here are this year's autumn pages:
  • Twin Lakes Area
  • Cottonwood Lake
  • Vicksburg and Winfield
  • Phantom Canyon Road
  • Cottonwood Pass Road
  • West of Nathrop, CO
  • Around St. Elmo
  • Elana Rogers Elana played her guitar in Aspen with fall foliage behind her.
    Colorado Aspens In and around Aspen, there were many scenes like this: Reddish hillsides with bright yellow aspens.

    John Denver Look Alike

    Extra Photos

    Kudos to this happy and friendly John Denver look-alike in Aspen.
    Independence Pass Road
    Independence Pass Road
    As we returned beyond Independence Pass, it snowed all the way to Twin Lakes! The bottom photo shows some of the snow coming down.
    Twin Lakes, Colorado

    Last but not least, Elana wanted me to take her to a particular spot that I've had some success with the camera. There she is in the top left image. The other two photos are from previous visits. The creek, the aspens and mountain scenery are nice.

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