Running into a Wall by DaniloFaria

~If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.~ Michael Jordan

Beyond the Maroon Lake you have the whole place for yourself… work around it! North Maroon Peak (14,014ft/4247m) and South Maroon Peak (14,156ft/4290m) are peaking alongside thousands of aspens. Thanks for stopping by!

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The Call of a Dream by dragonphoto

To me, it was the best combination: foliage color, snow on top of the mountains and fog which always gives me a sense of mystery. On an early morning in October, when we were just about to give up on our hopes for foliage shots after an overnight rain, we ran into this dreamland. It was beyond belief! We were gasping out of joy and surprise. We just could not believe our eyes! This brought my appreciation of the natural beauty of Colorado to a new height. What a wonderful place! Only in my dream I could have thought of landing in a place like this.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Thank you!

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Symmetry! by mohanram22

A calm section of snake river just past the oxbow bend turnout with the morning light bouncing of the glorious aspen groves that add in for a beautiful foreground.

I personally love the symmetry of the ranges on either sides and the reflections!

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Dancing Aspens by BrianStrock

Here is a small grove of Aspen trees in rural Colorado. The location is a secret in fear they will be carved with initials. These carvings, arborglyphs, is a tradition dating back to ancient Indian times used to mark trails and shepherds, many of them Basque and Irish American, throughout the Western United States. Arborglyphs are ubiquitous to the American West, yet most people have never heard of them.

The curves of the aspens are a result of an avalanche or a mudslide earlier in the trees life. Luckily for me, this grove of aspens has survived all of this to be photographed and shared with you.

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