Pending Storm

Here are a couple images from Chautauqua Park yesterday just prior to a portrait shoot. The pending storm was starting to build after an overnight dusting prepped the ground.

A couple treks off on an early morning hike along the base of the Flatirons.


Chautauqua Park Storm

Chautauqua Park Storm


Chautauqua Park Dusting

Chautauqua Park Dusting


Chautauqua Park Hikers

Chautauqua Park Hikers



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Diamond Lake Backpack Trip

This past weekend, my buddy Chris and I backpacked in to Diamond Lake, located in the Indian Peaks Wilderness area west of Boulder, Colorado. We planned on a short overnight trip to take in the beauty and fishing at this high alpine lake located near 10,800 (sub-alpine by Colorado terms). We’ve been there before, about 6 years ago and about a month earlier in the summer. Checking the weather reports, we learned that we’d be camping without campfires in about 34 degrees (in August!), so we were prepared for a little chill both at camp and out on the water in our belly-boats.


A 4-Image Stitch of Diamond Lake Looking North

A 4-Image Stitch of Diamond Lake Looking North (click to view larger)


Long story boring, we ended up having a great time, catching a ton of Cutthroats and some hybrid trout that looked a lot like California’s native Golden Trout, in the range of 8-14 inches, on Adams and BWO dry flies, and olive green woolley buggers.

Here are a few images that I managed to capture while not fishing.


Arriving at Diamond Lake

Arriving at Diamond Lake


A small lakeside pool reflecting the setting sun off of the skirt of Mount Jasper

A small lakeside pool reflecting the setting sun off of the skirt of Mount Jasper


More images to come….


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Spring Snow on the Flatirons

To break up the Tulip photos sequence, here’s one more image from the Chautauqua Park Flatirons shoot from a couple of weekends ago, again in the snow. The Flatirons are the slabs of Flagstone that appear to be leaning against the mountainside in the picture. The first three are numbered starting with the first Flatiron (tallest in this photo) and moving right to left. This photo was taken near the North edge of Chautauqua Meadow, near Baseline Road. This is also where in early June there will be Spring wildflowers covering a good portion of the meadowy area before you.


Flatirons & Evergreen

Chautauqua Park is a hub for a web of hiking trails along Boulder’s Southwest side. From Boulder Valley hiking along the base of the Flatirons, to the top of Green Mountain at 8144 feet elevation. For more information about Chautauqua Park, visit this link or simply Google it.


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