Sunset at 14,000ft – Rocky Mountains

I can’t begin to explain how ‘lucky’ I am.  I’ve got to meet amazing people and go amazing places, and along the way document and share many of those events here.  Once a while ago I talked about luck being “the confluence of preparedness and opportunity”.  Well, really in this situation I was not prepared.  I was wearing shorts and a long sleeve t-shirt.  It had been storming badly as we drove up the mountain, and I had just prayed that the storm would break, knowing that there may not be another opportunity for me to be back at this spot in any near future.

Sunset at 14,000ft - Rocky Mountains

Sunset at 14,000ft - Rocky Mountains

As luck would have it, the further up the mountain we got, the more the storm broke.  The rain turned to fog which turned to misty clouds, and even broke thru to blue skies!  Normally you know I like to take pictures of my setup, in front of the scene I’m working on.  Well I managed to leave my cell phone down at the car, but if you imagine me running off up that side of the mountain there on the right, then going out and up as far as it possibly goes (apparently when they built the road they didn’t account for the fact that I wanted to catch the sunset, which was inconveniently blocked by another 300 vertical feet of mountain), that’s where I was, fingers going numb, but with such a feeling of inspiration of what was laid out in front of me that I didn’t care.

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Oh, and I am not the only one who’s decided the “top” wasn’t “top enough”, someone beat me to it! (circa 1963)

Sunset at 14,000ft - Rocky Mountains

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