Fall Colors 2009

On Saturday, Amanda and I headed out on our annual Fall Colors trip. This year we decided to do some exploring around Kebler Pass and Ohio Pass.

We started out our day by heading over to Lost Lake. We hiked up to the lake and took some photos along the way.

Reflection in Lost Lake Slough

Amanda took this one of me

Part of the trail to Lost Lake

Looking up at the golden Aspens

We have arrived

There were a lot of logs piled up where the creek escaped from the lake

Lost Lake

This trail is part of the Three Lakes Trail

More changing colors

After our hike to Lost Lake, we were getting pretty hungry so we continued on to Crested Butte to have some lunch at the Brick Oven Pizzeria. We shared some cheesy breadsticks and a small sausage pizza. After lunch and walking around town a bit, we headed back up the Kebler Pass road and took the short side trip to Lake Irwin. We spent some time wandering around the lake and following a few spur roads in my Jeep before heading over Ohio Pass. On the other side of the pass we took a short hike into the West Elk Wilderness where we found some more golden Aspens to photograph.

My Jeep near the Ruby Range by Lake Irwin

Some photos from the West Elk Wilderness…

A couple ‘artistic’ shots….longer exposures while moving the camera.

Ohio Pass Road

Kebler Pass Road

After playing around with the camera we headed back over Ohio Pass and started on our way back home. Before leaving Kebler Pass road, we made a quick stop along Anthracite Creek for a few more photos.


We had a great day hiking and exploring. Plus I got to play with my new wide angle lens 😉

BTW- I took some shots to turn into HDR images, but I just haven’t had time to process them yet. As soon as I do, I’ll post them up!