These photographs were taken after a very long evening hike in a downpour of rain.  Cold and wet, I was still awe-struck by this breathtaking beauty of Gothic Mountain and Mt. Crested Butte.  We photographed until sunset and then had a long hike in the dark with headlamps to guide us through the muddy trail.  Upon reflection, I felt so insignificant in the universe at the top of the peak and yet I know that one act of kindness each day is so significant.  I am so grateful for this awareness.


  1. How wonderful that you could get such an amazing photo despite it being overcast. I didn’t even notice that it had been raining, if you hadn’t mentioned it. And the “surprise lake”! I love it. It reminds me of the rolling green, massive mountains of Bavaria.

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